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English Bay

Denman and Davie Sts., Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Y9, Canada (Downtown)
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$68*
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92%
Ranked #11 of 149 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Kayaking, Scuba diving, Fishing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Beautiful vibrant beach that comes alive when it's sunny and warm out. Various activities such as scuba diving, kayaking and others.
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

more great views of the city and bay. the park is a great little oasis and ideal for picnics. Great for people watching and the street vendors aren't expensive. worth an afternoon or lunchtime trip. actually visited august 2013 but only just getting round to reviewing (sorry)

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

To be fair, we didn't see much of the bay itself because we went there for the Festival of Light and an international firework display. Firstly it was FANTASTIC and secondly it was FREE. A1!!!!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful part of the world. We live hear and can't get enough. Travelled the world and Vancouver is the best.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Rain or shine, night or day it is always fun to stroll along Denman towards English Bay. The street is full of small, mostly ethnic restaurants and cafes. Stop at the Denman Market and buy some fresh flowers for a bargain price or cross the street and hit the fruit stand to pick up your favourite apple from a dozen... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A cool sunny Sunday in November. Street hot dog vendor (named Mike, I think) was set up. Craving a hot dog I was ready to shell out whatever it costs and you're prepared to go up to the $10 neighbourhood . NOT SO HERE!! Three dollars for a great tasting dog and a buck for a can of Coke. This... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It is a vibrant area. Lots of little restaurants near by. It is a nice place to spend the day at the beach and people watch.

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Surrey, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Not everything has to cost money. Bring a blanket, grab a book and pack a picnic ..... this is the place to be. Whether you enjoy strolling, sitting or sleeping there is no cleaner more scenic spot in the city to do it. The beach is groomed all the way round. The sand is clean, there are various benches, logs... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

If you wanna take a rest, or do some exercises, or only take beautiful photos, it's your place! The nature isn't not perfect, but here the humanity has made the difference.

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Columbus, MI USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We stayed in a condo that overlooked the bay, you could not have asked for a better view. We ate breakfast at the Sylvia Hotel and dinner at the Cactus Club, both were excellent.

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Ocean, beach, mountains, sunsets, patios....what more do you want? It doesn't get any better than this. Your only conflict is to watch nature at its most beautiful best or people watch...hmm... just do both like me. In the summer you can rent a bike or roller blade the 'strip' from Stanley Park to downtown.

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