Water Quality Monitoring Stations

There are currently 42 Canada-B.C. Water Quality Monitoring Stations. Browse our list below or use our Interactive Map.

Canada-B.C. Water Quality Monitoring Stations
Station Name (ECCC ID) Station Description Basin Biomonitoring Trends
Murray River near the mouth (BC07FB0005) Site is located approximately 33 km upstream of the confluence with the Pine River, at WSC station 07FB002. Sampled from left bank. Peace-Athabasca Yes Insufficient data for trend analysis
Peace River above Alces River (BC07FD0005) At 203 Rd bridge, about 4 km upstream of B.C./Alberta border. Sampled from left bank. Peace-Athabasca No Trend analysis in progress
Iskut River below Johnson River (BC08CG0001) Site is located below the confluence with Johnson River about 8 km from mouth. Water Survey Station 08CG001. Pacific Coastal Yes Trend analysis in progress
Bulkley River at Smithers (BC08EE0009) Sampled from left bank, access from Riverside RV Park and Camping in Smithers, BC. Pacific Coastal Yes Insufficient data for trend analysis
Skeena River at Usk (BC08EF0001) At Usk ferry crossing, off Hwy 37. Sampled just upstream of ferry dock on left bank. Water Survey Station 08EF001. Pacific Coastal Yes Trend analysis in progress
Dean River at Anahim Lake (BC08FC0001) Sampled from upstream side of Christensen Road bridge in Anahim Lake, BC. Pacific Coastal Yes Insufficient data for trend analysis
Cheakamus River above Daisy Lake Forest Road (BC08GA0010) Sampled from left bank approximately 200m upstream of Daisy Lake Forest Road bridge. Pacific Coastal Yes Trend analysis in progress
Cowichan River below Somenos Creek (BC08HA0018) Sampled from right bank, access to dyke from Boys Road in Duncan. Pacific Coastal Yes Trend analysis in progress
Tsolum River below Murex Creek (BC08HB0018) River access is off Duncan Bay Main - Mt. Washington logging road near Courtenay, BC. Sampled from left bank. WSC Station 08HB089. Pacific Coastal Yes Insufficient data for trend analysis
Englishman River at Parksville (BC08HB0019) Sampled from downstream side of Highway 19 bridge in Parksville, BC. Pacific Coastal Yes Trend analysis in progress
Quinsam River at the mouth (BC08HD0004) Site is located at the Highway 20 bridge crossing just west of Campbell River. Sampled from upstream side of bridge. WSC Station 08HD005. Pacific Coastal Yes Trend analysis in progress
Fraser River at Red Pass (BC08KA0007) Red Pass Junction, near outlet of Moose Lake. Sampled from right bank downstream of CN bridge. WSC Station 08KA007. Fraser-Lower Mainland Yes Insufficient data for trend analysis
Nechako River at Prince George (BC08KE0010) Sample is collected from downstream side of Cameron Street bridge in Prince George, BC. Fraser-Lower Mainland Yes Trends assessed
Horsefly River above Quesnel Lake (BC08KH0012) Site located at District Lot 8272, downstream of the Town of Horsefly and the confluence with Little Horsefly River. Site is accessed 15.3 km down Horsefly Quesnel Lake Rd. Turn right at sign that reads 'Private Property' and '166' on telephone pole. Site is located to the right of picnic table. Fraser-Lower Mainland Yes Insufficient data for trend analysis
Quesnel River at Gravelle Ferry Bridge (BC08KH0013) Approximately 20 km SE of Quesnel, BC along Quesnel Hydraulic Road. East on Nyland Lake Road, sampled from upstream side of bridge. Water Survey Station 08KH006 Fraser-Lower Mainland Yes Insufficient data for trend analysis
Quesnel River at Likely Road Bridge (BC08KH0014) Sampled from upstream side of the Likely Road bridge at Likely BC. Fraser-Lower Mainland Yes Insufficient data for trend analysis
Shuswap River above Mara Lake (BC08LC0005) Federal/Provincial monitoring station on Shuswap River, 6.5 km upstream of Mara Lake. Sampled on upstream side of Rosemond Lake Rd bridge in the community of Mara. Fraser-Lower Mainland Yes Insufficient data for trend analysis
Salmon River at Highway 1 Bridge, near Salmon Arm (BC08LE0004) At old Highway 1 bridge near Salmon Arm. Sampled from upstream side of bridge. WSC Station 08LE021. Fraser-Lower Mainland Yes Trends assessed
Thompson River at Spences Bridge (BC08LF0001) At Highway 8 bridge crossing, just east of Spences Bridge, B.C. Sampled from downstream side of bridge. Fraser-Lower Mainland Yes Trends assessed
Nicola River at the mouth (BC08LG0001) Sampled from downstream side of Highway 8 bridge near the confluence with the Thompson River. Fraser-Lower Mainland Yes Trends assessed
Chilcotin River at Christie Road Bridge (BC08MB0007) Sampled from upstream side of Christie Road bridge, approximately 1.5 km south of Alexis Creek. Fraser-Lower Mainland Yes Trends assessed
Fraser River at Marguerite (BC08MC0001) Approximately 47 km north of Williams Lake along West Fraser Road. Acess from Marguerite Ferry Road; sampled from right bank. Water Survey Station 08MC018. Fraser-Lower Mainland Yes Trends assessed
Fraser River at Hope (BC08MF0001) Sampled from walkway under Highway 1 Bridge, north of Hope. Water Survey Station 08MF005. Fraser-Lower Mainland Yes Trends assessed
Sumas River at International Boundary (BC08MH0027) Sampled from upstream side of Boundary Road bridge at the International Border. Water Survey Station 08MH029. Fraser-Lower Mainland No Trends assessed
North Alouette River at 132nd Ave Bridge near Maple Ridge (BC08MH0269) Sampled from left bank upstream of 132nd Avenue Bridge, north of Maple Ridge, BC. Fraser-Lower Mainland Yes Trends assessed
Fraser River (Main Arm) at Gravesend Reach - Buoy (BC08MH0453) Near right bank approx 12km upstream from mouth. Site accessed by boat, buoy located near right bank across from Seaspan Terminal. Fraser-Lower Mainland No Insufficient data for trend analysis
Columbia River at Nicholson (BC08NA0048) Site located at Nicholson Road bridge, exit off of Highway 95, 10 km south of Golden, BC. Sampled from upstream side of the bridge. Columbia Yes Trends assessed
Columbia River at Waneta (BC08NE0001) Site located 3 km upstream of confluence with Pend d'Oreille River. Site accessed off of Hwy 22A (Waneta Hwy), south of Montrose, via large pull off and trail to river.  Sampled from left bank. Columbia Yes Trends assessed
Columbia River at Birchbank (BC08NE0005) Site located approximately 10km north of Trail, BC. Site accessed 750m down Birchbank Road, across railroad tracks. Sampled from right bank. Water Survey Station 08NE049. Columbia Yes Trends assessed
Pend D'Oreille River at Waneta (BC08NE0029) Site located at Waneta Power Dam. Sampled from upstream side of dam structure near right bank of river. Columbia No Insufficient data for trend analysis
Kootenay River near Fenwick Station (BC08NG0009) Site located 12 km downstream of Fort Steele, BC. From the town of Fort Steele, site is accessed driving south on Wardner Fort Steele Road until Fenwick Road. Site is at 6.5 km mark down Fenwick Road, near ranch. Sampled from left bank. Columbia Yes Trends assessed
Kootenay River above Highway 3 near Creston (BC08NH0005) Sampled from right bank upstream of Highway 3 bridge, west of Creston, BC. Columbia No Trends assessed
Elk River above Highway 93 (BC08NK0003) Sampled from left bank upstream of Highway 93 bridge, approximately 14 km SW of Elko. Columbia Yes Trends assessed
Elk River below Sparwood (BC08NK0004) Site is located approximately 7 km south of Sparwood, BC. Access via road to Garrett Ready Mix Plant off of Hwy 3. Park at train tracks at end of road, take trail down to river. Sampled from left bank approx. 200m above Hwy 3 bridge. Columbia Yes Trends assessed
Similkameen River at Princeton (BC08NL0001) Site is located at Highway 3 bridge crossing in Princeton, B.C. Sampled from downstream side of bridge (walkway only on d/s side). WSC Station 08NL007. Okanagan-Similkameen Yes Trend analysis in progress
Similkameen River near International Boundary (BC08NL0005) Site is located approximately 9 km north of the U.S. Border at the Chopaka Road bridge crossing, exit off of Highway 3A. Sampled from upstream side of bridge. Okanagan-Similkameen Yes Trend analysis in progress
Okanagan River at Road 18 Bridge near Oliver (BC08NM0001) Sampled from upstream side of the Road 18 bridge, approx. 8 km south of Oliver, B.C. WSC station 08NM085. Okanagan-Similkameen Yes Trend analysis in progress
Kettle River at Midway (BC08NN0011) Sampled from upstream side of Florence Street bridge in Midway BC, 0.5 km north of U.S. Border. Water Survey Station 08NN013. Columbia Yes Trends assessed
Kettle River at Grand Forks (BC08NN0021) Sampled from upstream side of Spragett Road bridge in Grand Forks, BC, approximately 3 km NE of the U.S. Border crossing at Carson. Columbia Yes Trends assessed
Petitot River below Highway 77 (BC10DA0002) Site located approximately 500m below Highway 77 bridge crossing, near the NWT Border. Sampled by WSC from left bank or gravel bar. Lower Mackenzie Yes Insufficient data for trend analysis
Osoyoos Lake near North End - Buoy (BC08NM0158) Osoyoos Lake near the north end of the lake. Okanagan-Similkameen No Insufficient data for trend analysis
Salmon River near Hyder, Alaska (AK08DC0001) Site is located near the mouth of the river. Sampled from left bank. Pacific Coastal Yes Trend analysis in progress