Vancouver Park Board announced Saturday afternoon that Kitsilano Beach is now closed to swimming due to high E. coli levels.

The guidelines recommend beach water is monitored for the presence of E. coli using two limits; a geometric mean of ? 200 E. coli/100 mL based on the previous five samples and a single sample limit of ? 400 E. coli/100 mL.

When either of these limits is exceeded an assessment will be made by the Medical Health Officer. Beach operators may be required to post a notice at the beach, “No Swimming”.

Click here for more information about VCH’s beach water quality reports.

Last modified: July 30, 2019

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