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Kitsilano Beach

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Address: Cornwall Ave | North End of Yew St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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This is one of Vancouver's most popular beaches offering panoramic views of...

This is one of Vancouver's most popular beaches offering panoramic views of downtown Vancouver, Burrard Inlet, and the North Shore Mountains. Surrounded by park land, restaurants, and beautiful people, it's the quintessential Vancouver beach experience.

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Great Beach for People-watching and Walking

Loved this beach for people watching, walking, and napping under a tree. It gets crowded in summer but love it most in spring and fall.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Montreal
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this beach for people watching, walking, and napping under a tree. It gets crowded in summer but love it most in spring and fall.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kitsilano Beach is another local favourite for sunbathing and jogging. Beautiful views of the city and moutains, although the ocean water is too cold for swimming for most people. Lots of trendy restaurants nearby.

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Thank Mike R
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place most of the year. Lots of grassy lawns and park space for picnics. A great beach with lots of room. You are not crowded even on sunny, hot days. Great swimming from May to September.They even have organized ocean swims on summer evenings that you can drop in to! Restaurants and concessions nearby where you... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kits Beach is fun for people watching; it has good restaurants close by, is connected to the seawall for a great walk, and has easy parking and amenities. Also close to Kits pool, has beach volleyball, etc.... As a BEACH, however, it is not that exciting. If you've been to Australia or Hawaii, you will yawn at this beach... However,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely should be on your list to visit when in Vancouver! Paid parking is easy off Cornwall + Arbutus, you can park as far west as you can to be closer to Kits Pool (awesome, 132m length pool with some jump around space, note it is a bit chilly/windy for little ones that don't swim), great walking along beach and... More 

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Thank lara s
Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a lively beach with a wide variety of activities in all seasons. It is easily accessible from downtown Vancouver and a favourite of locals.

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Thank Michael H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The main beach and the other little ones, the view from there and the park around, all is really nice and friendly! From the zone of Kitsilano Pool you can get a nice view of the whole beach.

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Thank TheNike
Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I have loved going to this beach since I was a child. It is clean, has toilets near by, close to a great restaurant, has tennis courts and you can walk your dog along the parkside.

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Chihuahua, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Kitsilano Beach is a really nice place during summer, lots of people hanging out during the day and the sunset it's amazing there.

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

even on a rainy day, its a great place for a walk, grab a coffee and stroll the paths and see Vancouver from a different angle.

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Kitsilano
Kitsilano is one of Vancouver's most transformative neighbourhoods. With a long history of coffee culture and poetry readings, its days of flower children and buskers may be long-gone, but not without leaving their mark on the number of organic restaurants and fair-trade cafes in the area. At the centre of Kitsilano ("Kits" for short) the almost idyllic expanse of Kits Beach offers the opportunity for a relaxed afternoon of beach volleyball or sunbathing. Along with the beachfront, nearby public pools and trendy street-beats have driven up the homeowners prices, making it a haven for stylish home goods stores, from design and furniture, to supplies and appliances. The multitude of both families and public spaces also make it a happening neighbourhood in the summer, when festivals and fairs take to Kits' streets.
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