On a sunny day, the shorelines of our lakes and oceans are everyone’s favourite playground. Check out our listing of the local beaches.

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English Bay in Vancouver

Attractive to all ages, English Bay is the downtown core’s most populated beach. Located on the Stanley Park Seawall, this beach has a concession, Cactus Club Cafe, kayak rentals and storage, bbqs are permitted, has a swimming raft, two sand volleyball courts and is life-guarded Victoria Day (late May) to
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Stand Up Paddleboarding in Vancouver

Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing sport around the world right now for good reason. It’s easy, there’s a low learning curve, and most people can jump on a board their first time out with no previous experience or lessons. It’s also a great family sport because parents
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New Brighton Park and Pool

New Brighton Park is an unusual combination of outdoor recreation space and industrial facilities, with stunning views of the North Shore, Burrard Inlet, and the grain elevators of Cascadia Terminals from the walking trails, outdoor pool, and beach areas. The outdoor pool is popular for both busy toddlers and avid swimmers
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Centennial Beach in Delta

Centennial Beach, located within Boundary Bay Regional Park at its most southerly point, is a popular summer locale with warm, shallow waters and views of snow-capped mountains and the city, as the beach is so shallow the water recedes several hundred feet away, also bringing hundreds of birds seeking food
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Trout Lake Beach in Vancouver

On sunny days you’ll find loads of young families taking advantage of the smooth dirt trails that circle Trout Lake (perfect for jogging and pushing strollers). There are two playgrounds complete with baby-swings for the kids to enjoy. The park is famous in Vancouver for playing host to the annual Illuminares
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Third Beach
Third Beach in Vancouver

Third Beach is one of Vancouver’s naturally sandy beaches, located close to the downtown core. Stanley Park’s forest looms behind this nearly hidden treasure of a spot, shielding dippers and tanners from urban noise. This beach is a great spot for quiet bathing, picnic suppers and sunsets. Located on the Stanley
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jericho beach
Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver

Jericho Beach Park is part of Vancouver’s Seawall and has a large playing field area that is used for baseball, rugby, and soccer. There are five tennis courts, as well as swimming rafts, picnic tables, a concession and washrooms. Lifeguards patrol the beach from Victoria Day (late May) to Labour
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lorcarno beach
Locarno Beach in Vancouver

Locarno Beach is a lovely sandy beach with stands of tall evergreen trees located nearby to cool users on the sunniest days. This beach has been designated a quiet beach for the pleasure of those seeking only the sounds of nature. Located on the Seaside Seawall system, this is a quiet
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Sasamat Lake (White Pine Beach)

Sasamat Lake is located in Belcarra Regional Park. The lake is actually one of the warmest lakes in Metro Vancouver. At the south end of the lake there is a floating bridge ideal for fishing or swimming. At the north end of the lake is White Pine Beach. The lake
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Ambleside Park in West Vancouver

In addition to the beach and picnic areas, Ambleside Park offers playing fields, dog park, courts, sailing facilities, par 3 golf and concessions. The park is located on the north shore of Burrard Inlet at the mouth of the Capilano River in West Vancouver. The kids will love the playground
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