English Bay, Vancouver

4.6
#5 of 191 in Nature in British Columbia
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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  • August 15, 2017
    Although the smoke from the wildfires made the view unavailable, we loved watching people along this really relaxed beach.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Nice place to sit, breathe and do nothing. Many people walking, or just admiring the scenery. I think the water should be cold, because we haven't seen hardly anyone there. Many stones. Beautiful visual
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  • August 15, 2017
    A beautiful beach with beautiful view of the ocean contrasting with green area, nice for walking and observing the lives of locals. The water is cold (even in summer), the sand is dark, has a few tree trunks where people touch, sit. The location is quite nice, but don't go with much anticipation.
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