Kitsilano Beach

Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver
Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver

Kitsilano Beach is one of the most alluring destinations in and around the Vancouver area. It is especially popular with younger adults and teens who not only enjoy the vast array of water sports and activities, but also the views of the beautiful people walking up and down the beach. Kitsilano Beach Park is an excellent area to unwind with your friends or family and enjoy a barbecue or picnic. You can make a full weekend of it by staying at one of the many hotels near Kitsilano Beach. The “Kits,” as Kitsilano is called, is a highly popular area of the city and you will see why not long after arriving.

There are tons of activities at Kitsilano Beach, from boating and rafting, to tennis and basketball. You will find a variety of concession stands and restaurants, as well as a selection of cafes and bars. Enjoy a nice seafood lunch or simply munch on a snack and sip a beverage at one of the relaxed establishments along Kitsilano Beach Park. There are lifeguards on duty from late May to Labor Day. You must pay to park but you will find that the fee is altogether reasonable. Other public facilities at Kitsilano Beach include washrooms, bathrooms, showers, and perhaps the biggest appeal of all, the sprawling outdoor Kitsilano Pool. The pool is an outright attraction unto itself, boasting the title of the largest heated, saltwater pool in all of Canada.

You are sure to have a blast at this beach so you may want to consider booking one of the hotels near Kitsilano Beach in advance of your trip. Some of the best hotels near Kitsilano Beach include the Executive Hotel Vintage Park, the 910 Beach Apartment Hotel, and the Cascadia Hotel and Suites.

Image: Pete Doniec (flickr)
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