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English Bay, Vancouver

#3 of 7 in Nature in Vancouver
Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • I was initially a little hesitant to write reviews for “English Bay” and “English Bay Beach,” thinking of both as one and the same, but I suppose on a technical level they’re different. For example...  more »
  • This is probably my favourite beach in Vancouver. It's got an exciting vibe with lots of nice places for taking photos.  more »
  • Honda Celebration of Lights is the event you should not miss if you are in Vancouver this time of the year happens in every year in summer to be specific July last week and August first week..
  • This is a beautiful location for spending time on the beach, watching sunsets, swimming and partying. Also, this is where you view the fireworks in the summer.

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