Water Quality Advisory at Churchill Beach (Salt Spring Island)

Jun 11, 2024

Island Health water quality testing results indicate high bacterial counts

The Capital Regional District (CRD), in consultation with Island Health, advises that there are high levels of enterococci at Churchill Beach on Salt Spring Island. Visitors are advised to avoid swimming at these beaches and to keep animals on a leash to prevent them from ingesting or swimming in the water until the advisory has been lifted.

Island Health works with local governments like the CRD to monitor water quality at popular public beaches in order to protect recreational water users from illnesses linked to unacceptable levels of bacteria.

This advisory will be lifted once Island Health confirms that the water quality is once again at acceptable levels.

For more information, visit Island Health's Beach Advisory page.