Attractions

Waterfront in Downtown & West End

Stanley Park Seawall

Built between 1917 and 1980, the 8.8km seawall trail is Vancouver's favorite outdoor hangout. Encircling the entire park, it offers spectacular waterfront, mountain-fringed vistas on one side and dense forest canopy…
Beach in Downtown & West End

English Bay Beach

Wandering south on Denman St, you'll spot a clutch of palm trees ahead announcing one of Canada's best urban beaches. Then you'll see Vancouver's most popular public artwork: a series of oversized laughing figures t…
Beach in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Kitsilano Beach

Facing English Bay, Kits Beach is one of Vancouver's favorite summertime hangouts. The wide, sandy expanse attracts buff Frisbee tossers and giggling volleyball players, and those who just like to preen while catchi…
Beach in Downtown & West End

Second Beach & Third Beach

Second Beach is a family-friendly area on Stanley Park's western side, with a grassy playground, an ice-cream-serving concession and the Stanley Park Pitch & Putt course. In summer, there are free outdoor movie …
Beach in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Jericho Beach

An activity-lover's idyll, Jericho is great if you just want to putter along the beach, clamber over driftwood and catch stunning views of downtown. It's popular with locals on summer evenings, so expect impromptu b…
Beach in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Wreck Beach

Follow Trail 6 into the woods and down the steep steps to find Vancouver's only official naturist beach, complete with a motley crew of counterculture locals, independent vendors and sunburned regulars. The pants-fr…
Beach in Kitsilano & University of British Columbia

Spanish Banks

This tree-backed public beach is a popular locals' hangout – they're the ones jogging past in Lululemon outfits – and is a good spot to unpack a picnic and perch on a log to enjoy some sigh-triggering waterfront vis…
Waterfront in North Shore

West Vancouver Seawall

Take bus 250 from downtown Vancouver and hop off on Marine Dr at the intersection with 24th St. Peruse the stores and coffee shops in Dundarave Village, then stroll downhill to the waterfront. Take in the panoramic …
Waterfront in Downtown & West End

Coal Harbour Seawall

An idyllic waterfront stroll from Canada Place to Stanley Park, this is a perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon. Along the 2km or so you'll take in the convention center art and history-paneled seawalk, the cooling…