Second Beach & Third Beach
Second Beach Pool
This smashing outdoor pool shimmers like an aquamarine gem right beside the ocean shoreline. It has lanes for laps but you'll be weaving...
This magnificent 404-hectare park combines excellent attractions with a mystical natural aura. Don’t miss a stroll or cycle (rentals...
This rustic area near the park's entrance was originally part of Coal Harbour. But after a causeway was built in 1916, the new body of...
Monsters in the Meadow
It’s hard to beat Stanley Park for a movie backdrop. Which is just as well, since Monsters in the Meadow screens scary B-movie classics...
Fish House in Stanley Park
The park's fanciest dine-out, this double-patioed joint serves some of the city's best seafood. The menu changes based on seasonality...
Second Beach & Third Beach information
Second Beach is an ever-busy, family-friendly area on the park's western side, with a large, grassy playground, a greasy-spoon snack bar that also serves ice cream, and the Stanley Park Pitch & Putt golf course. It's also close to Creperly Meadows, where free outdoor movie screenings often take place in summer. Its main attraction, though, is the seasonal outdoor swimming pool that sits on the waterfront overlooking the gently rippling waves. But if you're craving a more relaxing hangout, head to Third Beach. A lovely sandy expanse with plenty of large logs to sit against, this is possibly Vancouver's best sunset-viewing spot, where the sky often comes alive with pyrotechnic color – hence the locals who drop by on summer evenings with their picnic baskets.