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Private Tour: Gardens of Vancouver
"Your private tour starts with a stop at the beautiful Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver's Chinatown. The Chinese have a totally different perspective on what a garden should be and it must be seen to be understood. Take a short wal you travel to the highest point in the city the spectacular Queen Elisabeth Park and its sunken gardens. Originally a rock quarry for the early development of downtown it is now a spectacular garden and view point. Finally you'll enjoy the breathtaking Van Dusen Botanical Garden with an amazing array of what nature has to offer. This mature 55 acre (22 hectare) garden features displays of plants in picturesque landscape settings. Specific garden areas are planted to illust"""Spend a half-day in Vancouver's wonderful gardens on this private and personalized tour. Beauty
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Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour
"After pickup from select hotels Vancouver hotels your 4-hour tour starts in Gastown Vancouver's historic district. Stride along cobbled streets past 19th-century buildings. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide about the popular landmarks as you pass. Soak up the lively cultural atmosphere of Chinatown one of North America's largest Chinatowns and drive through Robson Street Vancouver's trendy shopping district in the heart of downtown Vancouver.Enter the urban oasis of Stanley Park and see Brockton Point’s nine historic totem poles built by the First People in British Columbia. Ascend to Prospect Point the highest point of Stanley Park
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Best of Vancouver Private Evening City Tour
"This 3-hour small-group private tour includes the service of a professional local guide and vehicle and is available for groups as small as two or as large as needed. Small groups will travel in Luxury SUVs or Cadillac touring limos with all seats facing forward and easy in and out.Your talented local guides will show you the best that Vancouver has to offer. The tour starts with 6pm pickup at your hotel. Afterwards you'll visit famous attractions such as Stanley Park and the Lions Gate Bridge. Then stop at Chinatown the second largest on the west coast of North America and one of Vancouver's oldest neighborhoods before heading to Gastown
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Second Beach, Stanley Park

Located half way between English Bay and Third Beach along the west coast of Stanley Park is Second Beach. It's here just west of Stanley Park's Lost Lagoon where you'll find a small sandy beach, a large children's playground, picnic and BBQ facilities, as well as a snack shop, washrooms and changeroom facilities.

Second Beach also has a large public swimming pool called the Second Beach Pool. You have to pay a small admission fee to use this pool. It's a cool pool too, as it's located right next to the beach. Only the seawall separates the swimming pool from the ocean.

This is probably the most child-friendly, family-friendly beach and recreational park in Stanley Park. Watch out for the raccoons and the skunks, as they hang around here during the evening!

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Carmanah
Jul 20, 2007

Second Beach Pool

Second Beach Pool is likely the most scenic swimming pool in all of Vancouver. It's one of Vancouver's two beachside public swimming pools - the other one being located in Kitsilano.

Second Beach Pool is appropriately located at Second Beach, which is the large waterfront park at the south-western entrance to Stanley Park. The pool overlooks English Bay. You can easily access the pool by walking down along the seawall towards Stanley Park, or by driving counter-clockwise all the way along Stanley Park Drive with Second Beach being one of the last stops.

Second Beach Pool used to be a salt-water swimming pool for decades, until people started to consider it a health issue. It is now a 100% a chloronated swimming pool, set at 27 degrees Celsius without any sea water pumped in. Only the seawall separates the pool from the ocean water, providing an alternate place to swim on a hot summer's day.

Because the pool is completed fenced in, it makes it an ideal attraction for families and young kids. Most people that use this pool are doing so for recreational purposes - it's not as much of a sports facility like other pools in Vancouver. The shape of the pool is round. Its lanes are 50m in length. It varies in depth between 0 and 5 feet. It's like a merge between a wading pool and a swimming pool. There are 3 slides in the pool, but no diving is allowed. Generally it's a very family-oriented place.

In terms of facilities, the Second Beach Pool has changing rooms, shower facilities, washrooms, and a lot of patio space for sunbathing. Nearby the pool is a large playground for children, Second Beach for beachcoming, BBQ pits, picnic tables, and a concession stand selling fish n chips, hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream, candy, snacks and drinks.

If you have kids and want to entertain them for an afternoon, the Second Beach Pool would be ideal. Equally, if you want a cleaner swimming experience in addition to a beachside environment, the Second Beach Pool would be well worth a visit!

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Carmanah
May 16, 2005

Second Beach

Ideal place for FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN: picnic and bbq facilities, expansive and interesting playground, child- (and adult-) friendly swimming pool, beach, and concession stands; all in a scenic setting on the sea wall, looking westward out to sea, in close proximity to Lost Lagoon.

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Aug 18, 2004
 
 
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