Tribune Bay Bathing Beach - Right

Comox-Strathcona K, British Columbia
Managed by The Swim Guide

Tribune Bay Provincial Park is known as "Little Hawaii" due to its white sandy beaches, tropical feel, and paradise-like essence. This beach located roughly five minute stroll away from the "downtown" area of Hornby island is a great place for all summer activities. Sandy beaches and warm waters give plenty of reasons for swimmers to take the plunge and canoes and kayaks can access this park as well. Dogs are not allowed on this beach and there are other zero tolerance policy for alcohol consumption, camp fires and camping. There is a picnic shelter with picnic tables available at this beach along with regular picnic tables, and there is also a change house along with several several pit toilets.

BC Parks has a warning about drinking water hand pumps being removed from the park, but this was based on a 2008 boil water advisory due to high coliforms. Because this site has not been updated, please check with the park before drinking from hand pumps in the park.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 30th, 2018. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Tribune Bay Bathing Beach - Right is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Approximately 100 beaches are monitored by Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority). Island Health is split into three service delivery areas: North (20 beaches), Central (39 beaches), and South (40 beaches). Sampling is conducted from the beginning of May until Labour Day (September 4th, 2017).

Island Health follows the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines.
E. Coli Guidelines

200 E. coli / 100 mL – geometric mean (usually 5 samples)

400 E. coli / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches are automatically posted when a sample result exceeds 1000 E. coli / 100 mL.

Island Health states that consideration is given to posting a beach advisory when the geometric mean exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 mL or a single results exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 mL. However, posting a beach advisory when samples exceed the geomean and/or single sample maximums are not automatic, and depend on the circumstances.

Enterococci Guidelines

35 enterococci / 100 mL – geometric mean at least 5 samples

70 enterococci / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches are automatically posted when a sample result exceeds 175 Enterococci/ 100 mL.

Consideration is given to posting a beach advisory when the geometric mean exceeds 35 Enterococci / 100 mL or a single results exceeds 70 Enterococci / 100 mL.

Beach advisories will be automatically posted when a sample result of over 1000 E. coli or 175 Enterococci per sample is received, as studies indicate there is an elevated risk associated with these bacterial levels.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Tribune Bay Bathing Beach - Right

Comox-Strathcona K, British Columbia
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on July 30th, 2018. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

Tribune Bay Provincial Park is known as "Little Hawaii" due to its white sandy beaches, tropical feel, and paradise-like essence. This beach located roughly five minute stroll away from the "downtown" area of Hornby island is a great place for all summer activities. Sandy beaches and warm waters give plenty of reasons for swimmers to take the plunge and canoes and kayaks can access this park as well. Dogs are not allowed on this beach and there are other zero tolerance policy for alcohol consumption, camp fires and camping. There is a picnic shelter with picnic tables available at this beach along with regular picnic tables, and there is also a change house along with several several pit toilets.

BC Parks has a warning about drinking water hand pumps being removed from the park, but this was based on a 2008 boil water advisory due to high coliforms. Because this site has not been updated, please check with the park before drinking from hand pumps in the park.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Tribune Bay Bathing Beach - Right is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Approximately 100 beaches are monitored by Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority). Island Health is split into three service delivery areas: North (20 beaches), Central (39 beaches), and South (40 beaches). Sampling is conducted from the beginning of May until Labour Day (September 4th, 2017).

Island Health follows the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines.
E. Coli Guidelines

200 E. coli / 100 mL – geometric mean (usually 5 samples)

400 E. coli / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches are automatically posted when a sample result exceeds 1000 E. coli / 100 mL.

Island Health states that consideration is given to posting a beach advisory when the geometric mean exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 mL or a single results exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 mL. However, posting a beach advisory when samples exceed the geomean and/or single sample maximums are not automatic, and depend on the circumstances.

Enterococci Guidelines

35 enterococci / 100 mL – geometric mean at least 5 samples

70 enterococci / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches are automatically posted when a sample result exceeds 175 Enterococci/ 100 mL.

Consideration is given to posting a beach advisory when the geometric mean exceeds 35 Enterococci / 100 mL or a single results exceeds 70 Enterococci / 100 mL.

Beach advisories will be automatically posted when a sample result of over 1000 E. coli or 175 Enterococci per sample is received, as studies indicate there is an elevated risk associated with these bacterial levels.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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