Canada’s most adventurous metropolis is home to ten beaches, from the family-centric Jericho to the clothing-optional Wreck Beach, many of which offer commanding views of the Vancouver skyline and majestic North Shore Mountains. Sporty types prefer Kitsilano or “Kits,” a six-minute drive from downtown, for its free tennis and basketball courts, and its super-size heated saltwater pool.
Vancouver comes in 10th behind some more obvious choices like Rio, and Barcelona. Here are some of our favourite beaches - all of them are either right downtown or less than 20 minutes away by public transport:
English Bay Beach