Jericho Beach, Vancouver

Jericho Beach in the Kitsilano district of Vancouver offers panoramic views of English Bay, the city of Vancouver and the Cascade mountains. The large volume of boats - from cargo ships to kayaks - sees most of its traffic come from Jericho Beach which has a nearby rentals building offering different boats as well as lessons. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

Kayaks and Sailboat in English Bay off the shores of Jericho Beach in Kitsilano, Vancouver.

STATS

Type:

Beach

Season:

All Seasons

Weather:

All Weather

Time:

2 hours

Cost:

Free

What to bring:

Camera, Binoculars, Sense of Curiosity, Drink, Snack, Sun Glasses, Blanket

Jericho Beach along picturesque Kitsilano, Vancouver is a perfect destination for boaters, swimmers, hikers and bikers looking to escape the city. Set along Vancouver's southern shores, Jericho Beach encompasses a designated swimming beach on one region and between the man-made docks (one a popular fishing pier where avid sportsmen try to reel in a catch or trap a crab for dinner), a boating area across from the nearby rental and lessons buildings. The beach offers spectacular views across English Bay, Downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park and the Cascade Mountains. It also offers trails, beaches and views to those who come to its shores as well as the beginning of a continuous shoreline multi-use trail starting at Jericho Beach and ending at Spanish Banks. Families, friends and individuals can find many activities to participate in and attractive surroundings to enjoy at Jericho Beach.

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.

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Jericho Beach in Kitsilano, Vancouver overlooks English Bay, the Mountains and the City of Vancouver in the distance. This enjoyable beach offers many amenities including nearby boat rentals to explore the calm ocean waters.


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Located on NW Marine Drive - there is signage directing you to the beach.


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