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

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 Labour Day Weekend

Vancouver's Sunset Beach

Photo: Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic

As summer winds down, Labour Day weekend is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the good weather. There are tons of adventure options to choose from. Use our list of the best outdoorsy things to do around Vancouver to make your long weekend plans.

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10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Labour Day Weekend

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

10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Canada Day Weekend

Paddleboarding on False Creek in Vancouver

Paddleboarding in False Creek. Image credit: Tourism Vancouver / Tanya Goehring

Summer in Vancouver is all about outdoor fun. And Canada Day weekend is the perfect time to spend a day in nature. Use our list of the best outdoorsy things to do around Vancouver to plan your long weekend adventures.

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10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Canada 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

The Best Places in Vancouver to Practice Yoga Outside

Where to practice yoga outside in Vancouver

Photo: Tia Vath

Tired of practicing yoga in your living room? As spring starts to bloom around us and the weather gets warmer, check the weather forecast, grab your mat and head out for some yoga with a view. Here are some epic places to find some peaceful bliss in the city.

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The Best Places in Vancouver to Practice Yoga Outside