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English Bay Beach

  • 1700 Beach Ave. Map It
  • West End
  • Beach–Sight

Published 03/10/2015

Fodor's Review

The city's best-known beach, English Bay, lies just to the east of Stanley Park's southern entrance. A long stretch of golden sand, a waterslide, volleyball courts, kayak rentals, and food trucks keep things interesting all summer. Known locally for being gay-friendly, it draws a diverse crowd. Special events include summer Celebration of Light fireworks and a New Year's Day swim. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (fee); toilets; water sports. Best for: atmosphere; partiers; sunset; swimming; walking.

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1700 Beach Ave., between Gilford and Bidwell Sts., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 1V3, Canada

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Published 03/10/2015


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