In time for the B.C. Day long weekend, several local swimming spots have reopened for recreational activity after getting a clean bill of health.
Beaches and swimming locations are closed when medical health officers find that water samples contain over 200 E. coli per 100 millilitres of water.
Vancouver Coastal Health announced on August 1 that Kitsilano Beach had reopened, after it had been closed on July 27 due to high E. coli counts. As of August 1, Kitsilano Beach was listed at 62 E. coli per 100 millilitres of water.
Earlier this week, East Vancouver’s Trout Lake also reopened on July 31, after being closed on July 17, due to high bacteria levels. It was listed as 195 E. coli per 100 millilitres of water on August 1.
The West End’s Sunset Beach had been reopened back on July 24 after it was closed on June 29.
The only spot that remains closed to swimming is Bowen Island’s Snug Cove where water quality measurements are at 283 E. coli per 100 millilitres of water.