Across Metro Vancouver everyone is encouraged, wherever possible, to drink water from the tap. Get with the trend, and carry your own water bottle.
"Most of the world does not have access to clean drinking water, but we have a pristine source of water here," says Dr. Patricia Daly, the Chief Medical Health Officer for Vancouver Coastal Health. "Tap water is all I drink."
Use the TapMap App
If finding places to refill is a challenge, use Metro Vancouver's Tap Map App. Created just for you, green balloons on the map identify over 500 places to refill your water bottle for free. Indoors and out, in cafes and public spaces. Restaurants, hotels and other businesses have opted into the database and more still can.
Quickly locate the closest public drinking fountains in Metro Vancouver.
TapMap is available for
iPhone, iPad, and as HTML5
Tap water is regulated by Health Canada and the Provinces. In Metro Vancouver, our water is treated in modern, world-class drinking water treatment facilities, and meets Health Canada's standards for quality. Over 30, 000 samples of our water are tested every year.
Millions of single-use water bottles still end up in our landfills. Even recycling requires energy and resources. The best choice is to use a refillable water bottle.