English Bay, Vancouver

4.6
#3 of 8 in Nature 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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  • We were staying on Robson and just a short walk found English Bay. Waterfront area with lovely walks. Great restaurants and cafes. Obviously a populat haunt for locals to relax.  more »
  • We could see this from our hotel, English Bay Hotel. Very restful in the mornings. Quite busy in the evening even up until 10 pm when the sun finally set.  more »
  • Probably the best urban beach in all of Canada. Especailly fantastic during the festival of lights fireworks celebrations in July August.  more »
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  • Love it.. especially during summer time and fireworks
  • It's the most beautiful beach you would ever been to
  • Most beautiful place on Earth... well, at least one of the most wonderful places to live. Enjoy the mountain view, the ocean,a relaxed time at the beach, the funky Kitsilano neighbourhood. Just enjoy life.
  • Beautiful area. Nice walking
  • Went there during the polar bear swim on January 1st. Views are amazing. Very clean beach.
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