Summer Activities

One of the most unique features of Vancouver, British Columbia is the 11 miles of natural beaches that surround the city. Whether you prefer to swim, surf, play in the sand or simply relax and let the sounds of the waves soothe you, you’ll find a number of places just right for your frame of mind.

  • Third Beach (Stanley Park)
  • Second Beach (Stanley Park) - also offers outdoor heated pool
  • English Bay
  • Kitsilano Beach - also offers outdoor heated pool
  • Jericho
  • Locarno Beach
  • Spanish Banks Beach
  • Wreck Beach (Warning: this is a clothing optional beach)

Scuba Diving
Vancouver, British Columbia offers some of the best cold water diving in the world. Cates Park in Deep Cove and Whytecliff Park near Horseshoe Bay are prime areas to view such species as wolf eel, octopus, and red corral.

Sea Kayaking
The waterways around Vancouver are ideal for kayaking, and two of the most popular destinations take you through a magnificent tour of nature and history. On the North Shore, paddle from Deep Cove to Indian Arm, a finger-shaped fjord which bends northward for more than 18 miles, deep into the heart of the Coast Range mountains.

Whale Watching
Whale watching is a natural activity for the coastal city of Vancouver, which happens to be the home for Orcas (also known as killer whales). Grey and Humpback Whales may also be seen on their migratory track during your excursion, as well as dolphins, seals, sea lions, and eagles. A variety of tours are available, and most are accompanied by a knowledgeable guide.

From fresh-water river fishing to deep sea or salmon fishing, Vancouver, British Columbia and the surrounding area offer it all. A number of vendors around the city provide fishing excursions.

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