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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
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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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A popular beach

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Michael H
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Chilliwack, Canada
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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though our visit to this beach was in mid-October, and there wasn’t much going on, it was a relaxing walk with lots of great scenery. Located right on the Pacific Ocean in the west side of Vancouver, to the west of Vanier Park, this beach was worth the walk. The ocean views are stunning, and we never tired of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful large beach area directly on the Pacific ocean in kitsilano, Vancouver. 10 minutes from downtown. Lovely paved seawall walkway for bikes or pedestrians. Closeby is a pet friendly, off leash beach. Plenty to see and enjoy here. Volleyball nets are up in the summer months, truck food vendors, and the boathouse restaurant. Best beach area in Vancouverj

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although summer time is beach time any day that isn't raining too hard is a great day for a walk around Kits beach. The walk from Vanier Park and beyond the beach is so nice. At this time of year with the change of colours happening it is stunning against a vibrant blue sky. There is something soul soothing about... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

All summer months as well as sunny days in the off season are worth a visit to Kitselano Beach or a walk a long the beach front. There are walkers, hikers, strollers, volley-ballers, tight-rope dancers, Frisbee throwers and plain people watching. There is also the view on the Vancouver inlet with boats of all dimensions, with or without sails including... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

went to Kits beach with my hippy friends, they hang out there all the time apparantly. It wasnt the nicest beach we seen in vancouver, but the company made it a good time

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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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