English Bay, Vancouver

4.5 out of 5 stars 28 Reviews

corner of Beach & Davie, Vancouver
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    Watch the Ships Out in the Harbour

    by CdnJane Written Aug 13, 2004

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    Driving from downtown Vancouver towards Stanley Park, or Lions Gate Bridge, don't forget to look to your left and catch a picture of English Bay and the ships out there.
    Oh yes, lots of nice beach but from a car, this is all I could photograph this time.

    Ships out in English Bay

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    Fireworks Cruise

    by RickL Written Aug 2, 2004

    During the Symphony of Fire fireworks competition. There are several private companies offering special dinner cruises to view the spectacle. I think it's better than sitting in sardine city on the beach but is quite expensive!

    Cruisin in False Creek
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    Sit and Watch the Sunset at English Bay

    by tylercdurden2004 Written Mar 31, 2004

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    One of the great things in Vancouver to do is to spend the day at English Bay one of Vancouvers most famous beaches. Staying till sunset offers some of the most beautiful sunsets you will see. There is amazing backdrop of mountains and forests as well as the occasional freighter to make it interesting. From English Bay you can spend the night trying out some of Vancouvers best restaurants, which are in the area.

    Sunset at English Bay
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    Walk the seawall

    by eden03 Updated Mar 13, 2004

    English Bay is beautiful. You can walk, bike or rollerblade around the seawall for gorgeous views of the beaches, ocean and mountains. It takes about 2 hours or so to walk the whole seawall.
    On the way grab a smokie. I reccomend the ever so healthy jalepeno, cheese smokie with all the toppings!
    You are also minutes away from Stanley Park which is a large, absolutely beautiful park worth taking a Sunday drive through.

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    Celebration of Lights

    by illa Written Aug 17, 2003

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    Every summer, there is a fire show at English Bay. That's the second time I see so many people at one place in this country (the first time was skiing in Banff during winter time). This year, 2003, there were 3 teams participating this event: Canadian, Chinese and Czechic. I was happy that China finally won the championship; however, it really doesn't matter who wins. We go there for the beautiful beach, for the sunset, for the dancing fire...

    Waiting for Night to Come
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    Hangin' on DENMAN.

    by Mauswara Updated Apr 29, 2003

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    Vibrant street scene. Tons of cafes, bars and restaurants. Great places to go for dessert. Funky shops. Second-run movie theatre. Close to Stanley Park and English Bay. It's where the locals hang out, drink super-charged coffee and shoot the breeze. More mainstream and less eclectic than the Drive, but cool nonetheless.

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    by btex Written Aug 30, 2002

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    There are a number of beaches in the Vancouver area. The ones I saw were Sunset Beach, English Bay Beach, Second Beach and Third. I was there in April, so there weren't many swimmers or sunbathers. The first night I was in Vancouver, I walked along Sunset and English Bay, and the weather wasn't too great. The wind coming off of the water was pretty cold and strong; it was blowing the sand...which felt like little bullets hitting me. It wasn't really that bad. I bet the beaches are much better with warmer weather.

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    Walking around English bay

    by malianrob Written Jun 15, 2007

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    We discovered this place by accident. We were walking around semi lost and I saw water. It looked like if it was warmer this is probably a nice beach.

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    Eskimo monument

    by el_ruso Written Jul 6, 2005

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    This is a monument on Sunset Beach in West area. This is the symbol of the Eskimo (Inuit) nation, who live in northern BC and other parts in northern Canada.

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    by Biljana Written Oct 17, 2004

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    I just love this building. I mean you are not going to find many trees growing on top of highrises in the world. Someone in the penthouse has a lovely tree and a great view from the terrace.

    Tree growing on a highrise

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    English Bay

    by chris_i79 Written Aug 3, 2004

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    Vancouver is a city surrounded by water. Here is a picture of English Bay in the harbour. The city has many water side trails ideal for rollerblading, biking or walking around the many scenic sights.

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    English Bay

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The public beach at downtown Vancouver area which crowded in summer season by sun lovers and also a perfect view site of firework helds every July in town.

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    Grab a log and watch the...

    by kettravels Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Grab a log and watch the sunset at English Bay. This is easier said than done in summer when countless others have the same idea.

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