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Several Metro Vancouver Beaches Close Swimming Due To High E.Coli Levels

Swimmers around Metro Vancouver are having to change swimming plans because of high E.Coli levels at several beaches in the Metro Vancouver area right now. Those three beaches are English Bay Beach, Snug Cove Beach on Bowen Island and Oasis Beach.

The sample counts that have been taken have exceeded the same level for swimming and so now swimmers have been prevented from hitting the water at those beaches.

The high E. coli levels have been detected in the water and that means that right now you do not want to go for a dip in English Bay or these other areas. They are going to be closed for swimmers until further notice.

Where to go Swimming in Metro Vancouver

There are a variety of places to go swimming if you are looking to cool down in Metro Vancouver. There are open swimming pools that you can make reservations with to go swimming with friends or family.

Outdoor Swimming Pools in Vancouver

  • Vancouver Aquatic Centre – 1050 Beach Ave Vancouver BC
  • Hillcrest Aquatic Centre – 4575 Clancy Loranger Way Vancouver BC
  • Kensington Pool – 5175 Dumfries St Vancouver BC
  • Kerrisdale Pool – 5851 West Blvd Vancouver BC
  • Renfrew Park Pool – 2929 E 22nd Ave Vancouver BC
  • Killarney Pool – 6260 Killarney St Vancouver BC
  • Templeton Pool – 700 Templeton Dr Vancouver BC
  • Lord Byng Pool – 3990 W 14th Ave Vancouver BC
  • Britannia Pool – 1661 Napier St Vancouver BC

Indoor Swimming Pools in Vancouver

  • Kitsilano Pool – 2305 Cornwall Ave Vancouver BC
  • New Brighton Pool – 3201 New Brighton Rd Vancouver BC
  • Second Beach Pool – Stanley Park Dr and North Lagoon Dr Vancouver BC
  • Maple Grove Pool – 6875 Yew St Vancouver BC
  • Hillcrest Aquatic Centre – 4575 Clancy Loranger Way Vancouver BC
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Those beaches in Metro Vancouver that are closed now because of the concern over E.Coli are not anything new, this has happened before. Vancouver Coastal Health has indicated that leaking septic tanks might be contributing to the problem, along with discharge from boats and storm water runoff.

For anyone who is looking for outdoor and indoor pools around Metro Vancouver this summer to go and take a dip, they are open now and you can find pools to book an appointment with so that you have your own scheduled swim leisure time.

There are still various pandemic-related restrictions in place around B.C. as we are currently making our way along the 4-step reopening B.C. roadmap. We are seeing a growing number of activities and services come back and that has meant that now pools in Vancouver are also open for summer and ready for business.

If it gets to hot and you are looking for a swim but don’t want to go to those beaches mentioned above, check out if there are available indoor and outdoor pools nearby. There are multiple pool locations to choose from.

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