Vanier Park and Kitsilano Beach Park

Vanier Park and Kitsilano Beach are great places to visit rain or shine with a range of things to see and do indoors and out

Kitsilano Beach Outdoor Pool is the longest in Canada
Kitsilano Beach Outdoor Pool is the longest in Canada cc licensed photo by kcxd

Located a short bus ride from downtown Vancouver, Vanier Park offers great views across English Bay towards downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park. This waterfront park features a mix of open grassy areas with pathways and ponds.

Vanier Park is home to three major Vancouver attractions: The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Planetarium, Museum of Vancouver, and the Vancouver Maritime Museum making it a great place to visit rain or shine. You can see all three attractions with a Vanier Park Explore Pass for $37.00 per Adult or $30.00 for Youth and Seniors.

A short walk to the West leads to Vancouver's very popular Kitsilano Beach. In addition to the great stretch of sandy beach, it features the longest swimming pool in Canada - a salt water pool operated by the Vancouver Parks Board, beach volleyball courts, basketball courts, a playground and the Boathouse Restaurant.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Category: Parks Beaches

Address: 1499 Arbutus Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 1B5


Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 66 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating This place is so busy especially in the evenings weekend or weekday. My kid loves the little park that's right by the water. It's on a grassy area which is... Read More

Renee R. Jun-28-2018

3 Star Rating 3.5 stars ... I think it's definitely a spot to check out when you're visiting the city but depending on when you arrive, you may not get to go into the... Read More

Soleil S. Jul-03-2018

3 Star Rating This park has beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. I went on a super-windy day, so the water was choppy. The beach itself was crowded, and I noticed a lot... Read More

Ashton H. Jul-07-2018

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Skytrain and Bus Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo LineBurrard Station0-8 Minutes

How to get to Kitsilano Beach Park by Skytrain and Bus

From Burrard SkyTrain Station take the Burrard Street exit and catch either the #2 or #22 Macdonald going south on Burrard Street at the stop directly in front of the station. Take either bus to the Cypress Street Stop on Cornwall Avenue (less that 10 minutes). Walk north up Cypress into the park from which point Kitsilano Beach Park is to your left and Vanier Park is to your right.

If you're going straight through to Kitsilano Beach Park by bus, go a bit further to the Yew Street Stop. The park is right beside the stop.

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