UPDATE August 17 at 11:00 a.m. - Trout Lake is now open & safe for swimming.
UPDATE August 15 at 2:45 p.m. - Jericho Beach is now
safe to swim & wade in.
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.
Due to high levels of bacteria in the water, swimming and wading are not recommended at Snug Cove, Bowen Island.
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.
E. coli counts for the Vancouver-area beaches are updated every Friday, based on sampling results. See the latest beach water quality reports for more information.
Read our FAQ on beach water.