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UPDATED: Swimming advisories in Metro Vancouver Swimming advisories in Metro Vancouver<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><strong>UPDATE August 17 at 11:00 a.m. - Trout Lake is now open & safe for swimming.</strong><br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><strong>UPDATE August 15 at 2:45 p.m. - </strong><strong>Jericho Beach is now safe to swim & wade in. </strong></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph"><strong>UPDATE August 14 at 1:30 p.m. - The recent advisories for English Bay and Sunset beaches have now been lifted and the beaches have been deemed safe for swimming.</strong><br></p><hr class="phsa-rteElement-HorizontalRule" /><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Due to high levels of bacteria in the water, swimming and wading are not recommended at <strong>Snug Cove, Bowen Island</strong>.<br></p><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Why is swimming not recommended at these beaches?</h2><div>High levels of E. coli bacteria in the water increase risk of gastro-intestinal illness to swimmers. VCH is working to monitor the water quality and remove the swimming advisory once the levels have decreased.<br></div><h2 class="phsa-rteElement-Header2">Want more information?<br></h2><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">E. coli counts for the Vancouver-area beaches are updated every Friday, based on sampling results. <a href="" target="_blank">See the latest beach water quality reports for more information.</a> <br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Read our <a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="" alt=" " style="margin:5px;" />FAQ on beach water</a>.<br></p><img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Beach-water-advisory-863905220.jpg?RenditionID=8" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />



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