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

11 Things to Do at Vancouver’s Beaches

English Bay Beach in Vancouver

English Bay Beach. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Tanya Goehring

Lay down a blanket, go for a swim, or build a sandcastle. Since Vancouver is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, we are lucky to have lots of beaches. Get some ideas for your next beach day with this list of things to do at Vancouver’s beaches.

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11 Things to Do at Vancouver’s Beaches

Where to Swim in a Lake Near Vancouver This Summer

Swimming at Lost Lake

Swimming at Lost Lake in Whistler. Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Andrew Strain

There’s nothing better than cooling off in a lake on a hot summer day. With lots of lakes near Vancouver, you have lots of freshwater swimming options. Here are some of the best swimming lakes near Vancouver, from the Sea to Sky region to the Fraser Valley.

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Where to Swim in a Lake Near Vancouver This Summer

Indoor Fitness Alternatives in Vancouver – Part I

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It’s no secret that Vancouverites love to stay fit. With the ocean and the mountains as our playground, locals love hiking, running, biking, and kayaking. But when the temperature drops it can be difficult to persevere with outdoor activities. And going to the gym after a beautiful summer outdoors can be less than motivating to stay active. Luckily, there’s no shortage of indoor sports and activities in Vancouver. From traditional sports like swimming to new, unconventional activities like trampoline dodgeball, there’s no reason working out indoors has to be boring. So if you’re looking to stay active indoors, or just want to try something new, here are some indoor fitness alternatives to the gym you can find in Vancouver.

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Indoor Fitness Alternatives in Vancouver – Part I