The Kitsilano Beach Volleyball nets are empty for most of the winter, however, some die hard players bring their own to practise in the mild West Coast Climate
On the southern shores of False Creek, bordering Vanier Park is Kitsilano Beach.
Overlooking Downtown Vancouver, English Bay, False Creek and the North Shore, this picturesque beach is Vancouver's busiest, catering to students, families and tourists enjoying the beautiful summer weather.
Its amenities, closeness to the city and central location in the midst of Kitsilano's dense urban residential area has popularized the beach supporting a variety of activities including volleyball, swimming (both in the heated pool and in the nearby ocean), tennis, and water sports. During the busy months a lifeguard is on duty and a concession stand is avaliable to beach goers.
Its proximity to the seawall and the Centennial Museum (home to the Vancouver Museum and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre) as well as the Maritime Museum makes the beach both an educational and relaxing location.
Previously known as Greers Beach, for Sam Greer, the man who unsuccessfully challenged the Canadian Pacific Railroad to keep the beach which encompassed his homestead in the 1890s. The land was purchased by a group of private citizens and the beach renamed for the neighbourhood it resides in.
This beautiful beach offers panoramic views and a relief from the summer heat. Filled with interesting people, activities and events, Kitsilano Beach is a great place to be with friends, family or on your own, enjoying the waterfront and some of the best views Vancouver has to offer.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Kitsilano BeachThe Beach stretches along Cornwall Ave., and Arbutus St.
Click the brown GEMS on the map to navigate to the other activities within this region