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English Bay

1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
+1 604-358-4259
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Beautiful vibrant beach that comes alive when it's sunny and warm out. Various activities such as scuba diving, kayaking and others.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice beach” (54 reviews)
“stanley park” (282 reviews)
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1795 Beach Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada
West End
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Reviewed 2 days ago

English Bay has a lot of history and you feel it when strolling its banks, even on a winter day. In Summer, it is full of fun.

Thank 4masei5
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We only went through this in a vehicle but you could see plenty of restaurants and cafes, many of them with great views over the water. There were sculptures and a lovely walk along the edge of the bay. It also looked like there were...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very pretty, scenic bay even on a grey winters day! A nice place to stop if you are cycling to False creek.

Thank Travelbug49
Reviewed 10 December 2017

If you are in Stanley Park then you need to take a stroll back via Third Beach and Second Beach to see English Bay. A pleasant walk and very charming bay views.

Thank wazza53
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Lots of restaurants, accommodation, and sunbathing. Not unusual to see sunbathers out in January, take your own stroll or bike ride around nearby Stanley Park, grab a latte or souvlaki at any nearby shop, and enjoy.

Thank danerobb
Reviewed 1 December 2017

It is a superb place to be specially in the evenings. nice beach, less waves, Cold water, lot of locations / background for photos and many more. hundreds of restaurants around with mouth watering street food. I won't miss the chance to be here again...More

Thank Ruwantha L
Reviewed 20 November 2017

English Bay has amazing walkways and caters to all ages and can facilitate anyone with physical limitations. The enjoyment of strolling along a level walkway and taking in the sights is truly wonderful!!

Thank Wineberry39
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Probably better for walking and relaxing than swimming given the time of year when I was there - a wonderful beach close to the city and good for a family picnic.

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 19 November 2017

What a lovely beach and park to stop for a while, relax and have a bite to eat at the beach. We cycled here and brought our lunch and it was just the perfect spot to enjoy it with such amazing views!

Thank seetheworld2014
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The place is a heaven in a sunny day, it has a stunning beach, pedestrian track and cycling track that takes you to the seawall, in addition to nice seats and refreshment stations along the road. We have spent amazing 3hours enjoying the beautiful weather...More

Thank Mf-tantawy
West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines
verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with
Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a
paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and
perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most
languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset
Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to
take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along
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Matt H
3 June 2015|
Response from catherinemK1338XG |
I see this was written a while ago Yes their are fire works happening .. Starting tonight However that does not help you as you are not local.