Vanier Park (FRK)

Vancouver, British Columbia

Situated at the mouth of False Creek, Vanier Park is an expansive park that boasts views of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, and the north shore mountains. With large open fields, a wide pathway connected to the Seawall, tranquil ponds, a public boat launch, and beach access, this spot is great for experiencing Vancouver’s waterfront.

The Vancouver Museum and Planetarium, Maritime Museum, and the City of Vancouver Archives are all located within the park, which was officially opened in 1967 and named after the Governor General of Canada at the time, George Vanier.

Also located within Vanier Park, Vancouver Ocean Sports is a not-for-profit society that offers membership for access to a variety of paddling programs and equipment, as well as providing boat storage. In addition to waterfront access, Vanier Park is home to a BMX bike park located south of the Burrard Civic Marina. It features dirt ramps, jumps, and gaps.

AMENITIES:
• On the Seawall system
• Public washrooms
• False Creek Ferries access (Maritime Museum Ferry Dock)
• Water fountain
• Vancouver Ocean Sports facilities and rentals
• BMX bike park

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on November 28th, 2019. Fraser Riverkeeper 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

Vanier Park (FRK) is sampled bi-weekly from January 1st to December 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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Vanier Park (FRK)

Vancouver, British Columbia

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on November 28th, 2019. Fraser Riverkeeper 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:   

Situated at the mouth of False Creek, Vanier Park is an expansive park that boasts views of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, and the north shore mountains. With large open fields, a wide pathway connected to the Seawall, tranquil ponds, a public boat launch, and beach access, this spot is great for experiencing Vancouver’s waterfront.

The Vancouver Museum and Planetarium, Maritime Museum, and the City of Vancouver Archives are all located within the park, which was officially opened in 1967 and named after the Governor General of Canada at the time, George Vanier.

Also located within Vanier Park, Vancouver Ocean Sports is a not-for-profit society that offers membership for access to a variety of paddling programs and equipment, as well as providing boat storage. In addition to waterfront access, Vanier Park is home to a BMX bike park located south of the Burrard Civic Marina. It features dirt ramps, jumps, and gaps.

AMENITIES:
• On the Seawall system
• Public washrooms
• False Creek Ferries access (Maritime Museum Ferry Dock)
• Water fountain
• Vancouver Ocean Sports facilities and rentals
• BMX bike park

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Vanier Park (FRK) is sampled bi-weekly from January 1st to December 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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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