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English Bay, Vancouver

(4.6/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • English Bay has a lot of history with it. It is also right across the street from the Sylvia Hotel. You can see the big ships anchored in the Bay at any given time. But the Sunsets are the BEST! 
  • My wife and I stayed here, had view of bay from room. Nice and close to Stanley Park as well. Always enjoy going back to this area, first trip was in around 1983, but have been back a few times since,...  more »
  • Nice beach, excellent view of the vast ocean. A great place to see any time of year. Great place to be so close to the ocean