The map below displays markers to show where swimmer’s itch outbreaks have been reported in Canada. An outbreak, as we define it, and in accordance with local health authorities in Alberta, is when five or more swimmer’s itch reports have been received from the same lake in the same week.
Please note that these reports have been generated through the use of our online survey, found on the “Report Your Itch” tab. Some of these lakes we are able to investigate for the presence of the parasite that causes swimmer’s itch for confirmation purposes, but at most lakes we are unable to do this.
Click on the marker you are interested in on the map below for further detailed information.
Pigeon Lake, Alberta: reported June 29 2016, and July 2 2016
Shuswap Lake, British Columbia: reported July 1 2016 and July 2 2016
Buffalo Lake, Alberta: reported June 29 2016, July 1 2016, July 7 2016, and July 27 2016
Pierce Lake, Saskatchewan: reported July 23 2016
Long Lake Provincial Park, Alberta: reported June 25 2016, June 26 2016, July 6 2016, July 7 2016, July 16 2016, and July 17 2016
To view a list of other lakes reported in 2016, but not experiencing a current outbreak, click here