Recreational Water Safety - West Broadway

The program is responsible for monitoring recreational beaches weekly during the swimming season. Commercial pools and hot tubs are also approved and inspected regularly.

What we do 

  • Legislated mandate under the Health Act and the Swimming, Pool Spray Pool and Wading Pool Regulations

  • Ensure that beaches that have unacceptably high bacterial counts are posted as being unsafe for swimming or similar usage (there are no beaches in Richmond deemed to meet the Recreational Water Quality Guidelines)

  • Issue operating permits to public swimming pools, commercial pools, apartment and strata pools and commercial hot tubs and spas

  • Inspect all public pools on a routine and complaint basis and identify hazards and violations to the operators

  • Issue correction orders or closures for serious violations

601 West Broadway
12th floor, suite 1200
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4C2
Phone: (604) 675-3800
Fax: (604) 736-8651
Email: environmental.health@vch.ca

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Parking & transportation

Limited street parking and a small parkade are available.

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