Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has issued a water quality advisory for swimmers at Kits Point due to the level of E. coli.
A beach with a swimming advisory means users may have a higher risk of getting sick from gastrointestinal and skin/eye infections when they engage in primary contact recreational activities, such as swimming.
Advisories are issued when the level of bacteria exceeds guidance levels and there is an increased risk of illness to swimmers.
The public is advised not to swim or wade in the water until the advisory is removed. Seniors, infants and children, and people with weakened immunity are the most susceptible.
Last modified: July 4, 2023