Best Vancouver Area Beaches for Families, Dog Lovers, Kayakers, and More

Lifeguard at Third Beach in Vancouver

Lifeguard at Third Beach. Photo: Kate Milford

It can be tough to choose which beach to visit in the Vancouver area. But there’s a beach for everyone. Here are our picks for the best beaches for families, dogs, swimming, kayaking, volleyball, and lots more.

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Best Vancouver Area Beaches for Families, Dog Lovers, Kayakers, and More

Your Vancouver Summer Outdoors Bucket List for 2022

Paddleboarder at Spanish Banks Beach in Vancouver

Paddleboarder at Spanish Banks Beach. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Hubert Kang

Summer in Vancouver is a special time, full of sunshine and warm temperatures. Locals love to head outdoors to celebrate the season at the beaches, parks, and hiking trails. Add these outdoor activities to your Vancouver summer bucket list.

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Your Vancouver Summer Outdoors Bucket List for 2022

Hit the Beach in Vancouver

English Bay Beach in Vancouver

English Bay Beach. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Tanya Goehring

Perched at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is a beach city and you’ll find tons of ways to relax and rejuvenate on the water. #thisisvancouver

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Hit the Beach in Vancouver

10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This BC Day Weekend

Panorama Ridge in Garibaldi Provincial Park

The view of Garibaldi Lake from Panorama Ridge. Photo: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

BC Day weekend is a great time to get outside in Vancouver with tons of adventure options to choose from. Use our list of the best outdoorsy things to do around Vancouver to plan your long weekend.

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10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This BC Day Weekend

20 Vancouver Area Beaches to Visit This Summer

Lifeguard at Third Beach in Vancouver

Lifeguard at Third Beach. Photo: Kate Milford

As the weather starts to warm up and summer approaches, it’s time to hit the beach. Vancouver has lots of sandy shores to choose from including lots on the Pacific Ocean and a few on freshwater lakes. Here’s our list of 20 Vancouver area beaches to visit this summer.

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20 Vancouver Area Beaches to Visit This Summer

Your Vancouver Outdoors Summer Bucket List

Vancouver's English Bay Beach

English Bay Beach. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Tanya Goehring

Summer in Vancouver is all about sunny weather and warm temperatures. Vancouverites make the most of the season by heading to our beaches, mountains, parks, and lakes. Here are our picks for Vancouver outdoor activities you’ll want to add to your summer bucket list.

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Your Vancouver Outdoors Summer Bucket List