Recreational Water Safety

A couple having fun by the pool

Recreational water safety teams are 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 under the Health Act and the Swimming, Pool Spray Pool and Wading Pool Regulations, Vancouver Coastal Health ensures 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).

Recreational water safety teams provide services which include:

  • Issue pool 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.



  • 环境卫生与检查办公室

    601 West Broadway

    12th floor, suite 1200, 601 West Broadway Vancouver
  • 社区保健中心

    Central Community Health Centre

    132 West Esplanade North Vancouver
  • 社区保健中心

    Gibsons Health Unit

    821 Gibsons Way Gibsons
  • qathet General Hospital

    5000 Joyce Avenue Powell River
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    Richmond Place – 8100 Granville Avenue

    8100 Granville Avenue Richmond
  • 社区保健中心

    Sechelt Health Unit

    PO Box 1040, 5571 Inlet Avenue Sechelt
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    Squamish Community Health Centre

    1140 Hunter Place Squamish
  • 社区保健中心

    Whistler Health Care Centre

    4380 Lorimer Road Whistler