Jericho Beach, one of four beaches along the southern shores of Vancouver in the Kitsilano borough, is one of the city's finest - offering a range of activities such as boat rentals, kite flying, walking, biking swimming, crabbing and fishing on the pier. The east beaches support swimming while the western beach with its sheltered cove is used mainly by boaters.
The beach and nearby park lands were once the site of a native village - when settlers came to the region it became a logging camp named Jerry's Cove which morphed into its current designation: Jericho. During the 1930s the area was appropriated by the Department of Defence and turned into a seaplane base. The land was turned over to the city of Vancouver in the 1970s and all the buildings along the beach demolished and the area converted to the Beach and Park.
There are many amenities on Jericho Beach. Public facilities, concession stands, seating and picnic tables, boat rentals, summer lifeguards and an extension of the seawall which stretches the length of the beach to Spanish Banks are well used - as well, nearby tennis courts and playing fields offer opportunities for sports enthusiasts visiting the Beach.
The pier close to the Jericho Sailing Centre is popular fishing and crabbing location. You can read about our experiences crabbing in the Lower Mainland and specifically at the Jericho Beach pier here.
Jericho Beach offers both sand and surf as well as breathtaking views toward the downtown core of Vancouver, English Bay and the Cascade Mountains.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Jericho BeachLocated on NW Marine Drive - there is signage directing you to the beach.
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region