Kits Beach is closed again for having 4x the acceptable E. Coli levels

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Huh, alright, well that’s definitely something. Kitsilano Beach is once again closed to the public for swimming due to high E. Coli levels in the water. What’s crazy though is just how high that number is- it’s sitting at 4 TIMES(!!) the upper limit.

Here’s what you should know.

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The Vancouver Park Board places the limit for E. Coli samples at under 400 per 100ml sample, at the latest one at Kits contained just over 1700. The risks involved with swimming in the water include gastrointestinal problems and skin/eye infections.

While no reason has been given for these extremely high levels, those looking to hit the beach today can go practically anywhere else along that stretch of beach and be fine.

Personally, we recommend Spanish Banks instead.

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