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Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Head down to Kitsilano Beach, a beach packed with family-friendly entertainment. One of the most visited in the area, the beach caters to a range of tourist activities, including sports, swimming, and good old-fashioned sunbathing. Take a dip in the calm, inviting water after a game of tennis or basketball. At the northern end of the beach, you'll find a playground with slides, rides, and swings, as well as a set of beach volleyball courts. Public restrooms and concession stands make it particularly convenient. A visit to Kitsilano Beach represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Vancouver trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Kits Beach has just been ranked by Lonely Planet as one of Canada’s top ten beaches, and one of B.C’s top three beaches. Chesterman Beach, Tofino, on Vancouver Island, gets best surfing beach...  more »
  • it was a pure delight to watch so many Vancouverites plunge into English Bay for this annual Polar Bear Day Event which encourages a brief dip into English Bay in many locations...then there is the...  more »
  • Kitsilano Beach is a special place, to visit, even in the colder months. Today — December 1 — was the perfect day to visit as it was wonderfully sunny, not at all crowded but with enough people on...  more »
  • Recommend this place for visitors or those that are new to the city. We sometimes visit just for a stroll. It encapsulates the beauty of Vancouver very well..beach, cityscape, and mountains.
  • Kitsilano Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver, especially in the warm summer months. Located at the north edge of the Kitsilano neighbourhood, the beach faces out onto English Bay (geographical coordinates 49°16′26″N 123°9′18.4″W). The beach is home to the longest swimming pool in Canada, the salt-water outdoor Kitsilano Pool, operated by the Vancouver Park Boardand open annually from May to September.
  • Best place to be on the Summer. Beautiful beach, amazing atmosphere and lots of beach volleyball.
  • My favorite beaches. Beautiful views and scenery. It's clean and there is a swimming pool, what more could you ask for?
  • The Kitsilano neighbourhood in Vancouver is a lovely area that is known for its beautiful beach. I visited the Kitsilano Beach in May 2017 and although it wasn't warm enough to go swimming, I discovered incredible views of the mountains, English Bay and city from the beach. There was a nice paved walking and cycling path that led along the beach and a beautiful treed and grassy park area for sitting and relaxing. The atmosphere was relaxed, despite it being a bustling beach with lots of activity. I enjoyed admiring the views, taking some great photos, people-watching and relaxing there. Would highly recommend visiting here!

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