Heading to the beach and wondering about the swimming water quality? Island Health monitors water quality from May until Labour Day and posts reports here: viha.ca/mho/recreation/beach_reports.htm
They are currently noting a moderate quality issues water sampling result at Clarke Rd beach access to the Saanich Inlet.
In the event of a no swimming advisory being issued by Island Health, we will have updates in the News section of our website and an Island Health advisory sign will be posted at the beach advising the public the water may be unsafe for swimming. Public beaches are not technically "closed" to public access.