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

Puddle Jumping at Spanish Banks

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Photo: R. Weiss

When is the last time you jumped in a puddle? Wholeheartedly, unabashedly, jumped in with both feet? Clearly the “Wet Coast” rains have arrived. As Vancouverites, we can choose to stay inside or we can embrace the inevitable and enthusiastically pull on our boots and seek out those puddles. There is no reason to stop walking just because the rainy season is here.

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Puddle Jumping at Spanish Banks

48 Hours in Vancouver for Adventurous Families

Richmond Go Karts. Photo Credit: Richmond Go-Karts

Richmond Go Karts. Photo Credit: Richmond Go-Karts

48 Hours in Vancouver is a weekly series appearing on the Inside Vancouver blog featuring photos and information on interest-based itineraries such as food/wine, arts & culture and luxury travel; helping visitors plan the best Vancouver trip possible based on what they love. Today’s feature focuses on unique adventures designed for families who want to step outside the typical box for their vacations.

What You’ll Need to Go on This Family Adventure:
• A vehicle (rented or your own)
• GPS/Map
• Sunglasses & sunscreen (for when you’re on the water)
• Appropriate water shoes
• Good quality walking shoes
• A good quality camera (For when you want photos of the scenery and of key stops on the activities)
• A backpack to carry all your items in

Day 1

Morning to Early Afternoon- 10 am-1:45 pm

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48 Hours in Vancouver for Adventurous Families