Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver

The most popular activity on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, BC is Volleyball. The area is well equipped with several volleyball net posts which entice many visitors to play a friendly - or competitive - game. Other activities include using the seawall, playing tennis or swimming in the nearby heated pool or the colder ocean waters. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

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

STATS

Type:

Beach

Season:

All Seasons

Weather:

All Weather

Time:

2 hours

Cost:

Free

What to bring:

Camera, Drink, Snack, Sun Glasses, Blanket

Resting at the edge of False Creek and nestled between the residential area of Kitsilano and Vanier Park, Kitsilano Beach and the adjoining Kitsilano Beach Park are a haven for tourists and nearby residents. Offering a range of sports venues such as beach volleyball nets, tennis courts and the Kitsilano Pool, the beach also provides visitors grassy or sandy areas to soak up the lively atmosphere or to enjoy the warm days and evenings as well as a cool ocean breeze. Its proximity to Cornwall Avenue offers beach goers a variety of shops and stores and a restaurant and concession stand is also avaliable on the seawall that runs through the area. Its beautiful sandy beaches and popularity have made Kitsilano Beach a relaxed and enjoyable experience visited as a place to play and stay or to just pass by and enjoy the scenery.

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.

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Kitsilano Beach is the busiest in the Vancouver region. Offering food, fun and dazzling views, it the area is especially popular in the summer months. Throughout the year people enjoy the seawall and nearby museums and shops appealing to those who both live and visit the region.


Location of Kitsilano Beach

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The Beach stretches along Cornwall Ave., and Arbutus St.


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