English Bay, Vancouver

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#5 of 32 in Parks in Vancouver
Stroll along the sea wall, or enjoy the beautiful urban shore at English Bay, the most populated beach area in downtown Vancouver. Amenities at the beach include washrooms, beach wheelchairs, parking facilities, and a beach lifesaving patrol. Hire a kayak and paddle out into the beautiful bay, or enjoy a game of beach volleyball on the courts. If you happen to be here on New Year's Day and are feeling brave, consider the Polar Bear Swim, an annual winter's dip into the frigid ocean. Arrange to visit English Bay and other attractions in Vancouver using our Vancouver holiday maker app .
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  • Unmissable place, ideal for walking, cycling, enjoying the sunset or just read a good book. Finally, a place to really feel the atmosphere of Vancouver, contemplate the natural beauty of this amazing city.
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  • Cool shops and restaurants in a wonderful setting. One of the most beautiful places in Vancouver. Don't miss.
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  • This is a very pretty, scenic bay even on a grey winters day! A nice place to stop if you are cycling to False creek.  more »

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