Brokers' Bay (FRK)

Vancouver, British Columbia

Brokers’ Bay is located on the Western end of Granville Island on the south shore of False Creek, facing Creekside Park. This is not a beach for swimming, but is included on Swim Guide as a recreation site for kayaking, dragon boating, paddleboarding, sailing, and boating.

Broker’s Bay houses a number of public docks and marinas that are used by both pleasure craft and commercial vessels and it is also a popular spot to rent a boat, kayak, or a SUP from a number of rental companies. The Granville Island Ferry Dock is also serviced by both the False Creek Ferries and Aquabus.

AMENITIES:
• On the Seawall system
• Bars and restaurants
• Parking
• Public washrooms
• Boat rentals available
• False Creek Ferries & Aquabus access (Granville Island Ferry Dock)

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 21st, 2021. Fraser Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 22nd, 2021 at 5:02 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Brokers' Bay (FRK) is sampled weekly from April 1st to October 31st.

Source Information

Fraser Riverkeeper samples water quality weekly during the summer months from May-October and every other week during the winter months from November-April.

Fraser Riverkeeper follows the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality. The recommended threshold for bathing is a geometric mean of 200 E coli/100mL and a single sample of 400 E coli/100 mL.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and single sample results are below 400 E.coli/100mL.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean results are equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 mL water or single sample results are above 400 E.coli/100 mL.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

The geometric mean is calculated based on the 5 last samples. 

The single simple is the weekly sample result.

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Water Quality Graph

Brokers' Bay (FRK)

Vancouver, British Columbia

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 21st, 2021. Fraser Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on October 22nd, 2021 at 5:02 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Brokers’ Bay is located on the Western end of Granville Island on the south shore of False Creek, facing Creekside Park. This is not a beach for swimming, but is included on Swim Guide as a recreation site for kayaking, dragon boating, paddleboarding, sailing, and boating.

Broker’s Bay houses a number of public docks and marinas that are used by both pleasure craft and commercial vessels and it is also a popular spot to rent a boat, kayak, or a SUP from a number of rental companies. The Granville Island Ferry Dock is also serviced by both the False Creek Ferries and Aquabus.

AMENITIES:
• On the Seawall system
• Bars and restaurants
• Parking
• Public washrooms
• Boat rentals available
• False Creek Ferries & Aquabus access (Granville Island Ferry Dock)

Monitoring Frequency

Brokers' Bay (FRK) is sampled weekly from April 1st to October 31st.

Source Information

Fraser Riverkeeper samples water quality weekly during the summer months from May-October and every other week during the winter months from November-April.

Fraser Riverkeeper follows the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality. The recommended threshold for bathing is a geometric mean of 200 E coli/100mL and a single sample of 400 E coli/100 mL.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and single sample results are below 400 E.coli/100mL.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean results are equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 mL water or single sample results are above 400 E.coli/100 mL.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

The geometric mean is calculated based on the 5 last samples. 

The single simple is the weekly sample result.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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