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 Labour Day (early September), with pay parking.

There are numerous, tasty, restaurants surrounding one of Vancouver’s most picturesque beaches. Either pack a picnic or order some take-out and enjoy a family dinner on the Beach. This beach is also one of the most popular spots to watch the annual Celebration of Light; an annual fireworks celebration at the end of July.

English Bay:

Address: Beach Avenue, Vancouver