The Best Places to Suntan in Vancouver

photo: Philip Tong / Flickr

photo: Philip Tong / Flickr

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If you’re looking to soak up some Vitamin D and relax in the sun, the following spots are perfect for sunbathing and enjoying some time under the sun. Grab some sunscreen, tanning lotion – or coconut oil because we do live in Vancouver after all – and get your tan on!

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The Best Places to Suntan in Vancouver

Explore Vancouver’s Kitsilano Neighbourhood: The 11 Best Attractions

photo: Rick Chung / Flickr

photo: Rick Chung / Flickr

populistPopulist is Vancouver’s cinematic city guide, showcasing everything that’s happening in the city through video – Your hub for where to go, what to do and who to see. Populist is run by Film and TV Producer, Rebecca Traub and Broadcast Journalist, Blanca Blandon (aka YinYang). Follow the fun at thisispopulist.com.

A lively, beautiful, and eco-friendly beachside community close to Downtown Vancouver, the neighborhood of Kitsilano – known more commonly by locals as ‘Kits’- is one worth exploring! Here are a few of our must-do attractions!

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Best Beaches To Build Sandcastles

White Rock Beach | Photo: Derek Law (Flickr)

Sandcastle on White Rock Beach | Photo: Derek Law (Flickr)

It doesn’t take much to build the perfect sandcastle. All you need is some soft sand, a healthy splash of water, and something to mold the mud, and you’re all set to build a beachside masterpiece. Add a dose of sunshine and your summertime beach day is complete.

Whether you’re a sculptor extraordinaire, or a sand stomper who prefers to squish the structures between your toes, a trip to one of these 5 best beaches to build sandcastles in Vancouver will have you building your own real estate like a pro.

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Kids In Vancouver: 5 Best Beaches To Build Sandcastles

12 Spots to watch the Celebration of Light in Vancouver

photo: Colin Knowles / Flickr

photo: Colin Knowles / Flickr

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Vancouver is never more alive than it is during the summer, and the yearly-anticipated Celebration of Light plays a big part in bringing some of that lively magic to the city! The fireworks show takes place every July in Vancouver over 3 nights and these are some of the best viewing points to experience the fun whether it’s on your own, with your partner, or in the company of family and friends!

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12 Spots to watch the Celebration of Light in Vancouver

Dig It – Vancouver’s Love Affair with Beach Volleyball

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Beach Volleyball Tournament at Kits Beach Photo: Rob Weiss

Sunshine, Sand and Bikinis! From Spanish Banks to English Bay you don’t need to look far to find a beach volleyball court in Vancouver. Imagine miles of freshly raked sand, crisply hung nets inviting players to approach the court, and a light ocean breeze keeping the summer temperatures game ready. In a nutshell, that is Vancouver’s beach volleyball scene.

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Beach Volleyball Photo: Rob Weiss

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Vancouver Beaches: A Photo Essay

English Bay Beach

The following photo essay was contributed by local Vancouver photographer Clayton Perry, exclusively for Inside Vancouver. In this photo essay Clayton takes a look at beaches around Vancouver.

When I was asked to do a photo-essay on Vancouver’s beaches, I was a little worried…to be honest, I didn’t think that I had enough images to make it worth the while and fall had already snuck up on us so the chance of me getting any good images this year is basically gone with the wind as it were…but as I looked through my database of images, I began to realize that I have quite a few images of beaches around the Vancouver area. I know there are literally dozens of great beaches and swimming holes around the Lower Mainland and I am sure that I am going to miss some of your favourites. Although we’re not really “world famous” for our beaches, at least not as much as we are for our mountains, I think Vancouver has some incredible places to lay your towel down, and people watching on the Kits Beach boardwalk rivals an afternoon on Venice Beach any summer day.

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Vancouver Beaches: A Photo Essay

Great Deals: Appy Hour at The Boathouse on Kits Beach

"Appy Hour" yam fries & Ahi tuna tacos at The Boathouse at Kits Beach. Photo: Dana Lynch

Taking advantage of the sun on this gorgeous Friday afternoon, I spent the day with my family doing one of the things we love best: exploring Vancouver’s southwestern beaches. We started at Spanish Banks, made our way to Jericho, and finished off at Kits Beach. By the time we hit Kits, we needed a snack, so we checked out the beach’s newest resident: The Boathouse at Kits Beach.

Vancouver’s Boathouse restaurants have been a seafood destination since 1981, but they just opened The Boathouse at Kits Beach this summer. With its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking some of city’s best views—and the beach itself—this is the perfect spot for a gourmet beach snack. And if you’re looking for a great deal—especially on beer and oysters—do what we did and take advantage of “Appy Hour” from 3pm – 6pm.

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Great Deals: Appy Hour at The Boathouse on Kits Beach