English Bay, Vancouver

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corner of Beach & Davie, Vancouver

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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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    Hanging at the Beach

    by Sladja_79 Updated May 3, 2007
    English Bay in the Spring
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    There is nothing more beautiful then when one is reminded of his/hers proximity to the ocean...I live in an amazing city that is blessed with such vast natural beauty, and to be able to go to the beach, sit on a tree trunk and simply absorb the air, the view, all the sounds...or even dance with the wind...

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    English Bay

    by AshleeS Written Jul 18, 2005

    Beautiful surroundings. This is the location of the annual Symphony of fire (fireworks competition that goes on july and aug usually for two weeks on wednesdays and saturdays). There is the beach the sea wall, many restuarants green grass or sand to play around in. On a hot day it is a popular location to go and get some sun.

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    Fireworks Cruise

    by RickL Written Aug 2, 2004
    Cruisin in False Creek

    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!

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    Downtown Beach

    by aqazi Written Sep 2, 2004
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    Not the best beach in Vancouve but probably the most popular. At sunny weekends the place is heaving with people which makes it great for people watching or cruising which ever you fancy. The bay stretches out to Stanley Park and there are two lanes, one for pedesrians and one for bicycle so be careful or you'll get run over! You find plenty of people trying to make ends meet by playing music or whatever so its quite easy to spend an hour or two here.

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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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    ~TREE GROWING ON A HIGHRISE~

    by Biljana Written Oct 17, 2004

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    Tree growing on a highrise

    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.

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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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    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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    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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    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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