Several beaches in the Metro Vancouver area have reopened after a string of closures that began early last weekend.
According to Vancouver Coastal Health, the latest water sampling shows that bacteria levels at Kits Beach and Kits Point have lowered to a reasonable safety threshold.
Both beaches are now deemed as safe for people to swim or wade in.
Just in time for the Long Weekend, Kits Beach (including Kits Point) now safe for swimming! @VCHhealthcare have just advised us elevated E.coli levels have dropped, ALL Vancouver ocean swimming beaches are now open! Enjoy your swim 🏊 #Vancouver pic.twitter.com/jpaSuMqkg5
— Vancouver Park Board (@ParkBoard) August 3, 2018
Sunset Beach, Whytecliff, Ambleside, and Sandy Cove were also reopened for public use yesterday.
The only Vancouver beach that remains closed is Trout Lake.