Who says there are no palm trees in Canada? English Bay Beach Park, located at the southern edge of downtown Vancouver's West End, features not only palm trees, but also expansive sandy beaches, beautiful lawns and flowerbeds along with stunning views across the bay.
The park and beach are located right across from the intersection of Davie and Denman Street where you will discover many restaurants and small shops to explore not to mention the ever present hotdog carts.
English Bay is also located on Vancouver's famous seawall which you can follow north all the way around Stanley Park or you can stroll a short distance to the south and find yourself at Sunset Beach with even more long stretches of sandy beach, green lawns, trees and superb views across the bay to Vanier Park and the H.R. MacMillan Space Center.
Activities include swimming and sunbathing, beach volleyball, sightseeing and walking to name a few. Their downtown location makes these beaches easy to get to and well worth visiting during your stay in Vancouver. Be sure to click on the photos tab to see lots of spectacular pictures of this beautiful location.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: English Bay and Sunset BeachFee: No
Category: Parks Beaches
1499 Arbutus Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 1B5
Sofie P. Aug-05-2020
I went here twice last week on some very hot days. I was kinda worried that it might be crowded (i went before the work day was done but kids are off... Read More
Halei J. Jan-02-2021
This park is ok, nice scenery and there is a pool nearby as well. This park gets extremely busy (hence the 3 stars) in the summer months. The parking lot... Read More
Ting A. Oct-31-2019
A wide beach with good views! Rows of logs are available for seating if you just feel like relaxing. There's a decently sized playground for children too.... Read More
Accommodations near English Bay and Sunset Beach:
|SkyTrain Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Expo Line||Granville Station||1 Minute|
|Canada Line||Yaletown-Roundhouse Station||2 Minutes|
How to get to English Bay and Sunset Beach by SkyTrain
From Granville Station take the Dunsmuir Street Exit. Walk to your right (East) along Dunsmuir Street to Richards Street and go right on Richards to the bus stop for the #6 Davie Bus. Take this bus to the terminus on Davie Street at Denman Street. English Bay Beach Park is right across the street.
From Yaletown-Roundhouse Station cross Davie Street and find the #C23 Davie bus stop to your left. Take this bus to Bidwell Street. English bay is one block northwest and across the street.
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