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.

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

Kitsilano Beach Park Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Address: 1000 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9, Canada

Phone: (604) 873-7000

Kitsilano Beach Park Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Home of the Museum of Vancouver, also the Vancouver Maritime Museum, City of Vancouver archives, and the observatory/space center. Large open municipal park located in Kitsilano with swimming accessible beaches nearby, walking trails, and room to enjoy the outdoor within the city. Accessible by false creek ferries, or transit or you can drive, there is a huge parking lot at the museum.
Kyle Desjarlais - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating I love walking around this park. Especially during the spring 🌸🌺🌻🌷
Jana Szymiczková - a month ago

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5 Star Rating The place is amazing and very beautiful. It has a distinctive monument. Next to it is the sea, and next to it there is a very beautiful lake with many ducks. As well as green trees full of place. I recommend visiting the place, thank you. Good luck.
ᎻᎯᏁᎥ ᎠᎯᏞᎯᎿᎥ - 9 months ago

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5 Star Rating It was rainy day so couldn’t able to walk around fully. It does have some rental, if you like to get on water. It’s busy Bay Area. View was blocked by clouds however park is clean and well maintained. There is small beach area too,
Aalok Gautam - 8 months ago

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5 Star Rating The park is home to notable attractions like the Vancouver Maritime Museum, adding an educational element to visits. While the park is generally peaceful, it can get crowded during events. Overall, Vanier Park is a delightful urban oasis that provides a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Sophia Lamont - 5 months ago

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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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