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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 tour planner.
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  • A beautiful place, even on cold days, good to visit. On the square in front are the Chinese sculptures and the whale that night stays on, beautiful. Ducks care, they are not very friendly. Great for imendar after a visit to Stanley Park. Nearby there are several good options to eat.
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  • Stopped here to catch a few Pokemon, see the sights and take some pictures. We came after dinner and it was very cold and windy, otherwise we would have walked around a little longer. Plent of benches...  more »
  • What can I say about Stanley Park that has not already been said. To me it is an oasis in the constant thrum of the city. You can choose to walk the seawall or stroll the paths and enjoy a variety of ...  more »