English Bay, Vancouver

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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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  • Is one of the essential things to do in Vancouver walks along English Bay, on foot or by bike. You will have an even prettier if you come for the sunset (which is also relatively early here)
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  • Consider Vancouver a great city because it is a metropolis where you can find lots of surprising natural areas, such as English Bay, formed by English Bay Beach and the surrounding areas (along the Stanley Park Seawall, bringing two other beaches, Second Beach and Third Beach, or you can continue on the other side, where you meet Sunset Beach Park). This area is perfect for relaxing on the sand or walking between nature and the city.
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  • Visiting family then joining a cruise. It is a pleasant walk along the park and water front. We visited in Oct and saw the leaves starting to change, Got some great photos. Great to see so many folks ...  more »

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