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English Bay

English Bay
English Bay

English Bay is the main bay in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.  It has a beach, bathhouse, and restaurants.  The seawall passes along the entire bay.  It is a favorite location for Vancouverites and tourists to lay on the beach, swim, stroll or sit on the benches and people watch!

English Bay plaque
English Bay plaque

The plaque says:

English Bay

Named by Captain George Richards in 1860, this became a popular recreation area with the development of the West End in the 1890's.  Over the years amenities were added, including sand (1898), bath houses and pier (1909) and a bandstand in Alexandra Park (1914).

English Bay is located on Beach Avenue at the intersection of Davie Street and Denman Street in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.  In the little park across the street is A-Maze-ing Laughter (aka the Laughing Men statues).

Attractions

English Bay Beach

English Bay Beach
English Bay Beach

English Bay is probably the most popular beach in Vancouver.

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English Bay Bathhouse

English Bay Bathhouse
English Bay Bathhouse

The English Bay bathhouse holds change rooms, washrooms, and lifeguard facilities.  It is located directly in front of the English Bay beach!

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English Bay Bathhouse Plaza

English Bay Bathhouse plaza plaque
English Bay Bathhouse plaza plaque

Above the English Bay bathhouse is a plaza.

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Westend

Polar Bear Swim
Polar Bear Swim

The Westend is the residential neighbourhood next to English Bay and Stanley Park.  It is comprised of many apartment buildings and is one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in North America!

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Kayak/Paddleboard Rentals

EcoMarine Kayak/Paddleboard Rentals
Kayak/Paddleboard Rentals

EcoMarine rents kayaks and paddleboards at English Bay, just in front of the bath house.

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Beach Chair/Umbrella/Towel Rentals

Van Beach Co. Rentals
Van Beach Co. Rentals

The Van Beach Company rents chairs, umbrellas, and towels at English Bay beach.  They offer hourly, half day, full day, and evening rental rates.  They are open from 11am to sunset daily.  They operate from a tent that is located in front of the English Bay Bath House and is next to the Eco Marine kayak rental tent.

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Polar Bear Swim

Polar Bear Swim
Polar Bear Swim

On January 1 of every year, the largest polar bear swim in the world takes place in English Bay!

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Palm Trees

Palm Trees
Palm Trees

Bandstand in Alexandra Park

Bandstand in Alexandra Park
Bandstand in Alexandra Park

Statues/Monuments/Memorials/Plaques

Joe Fortes Memorial Fountain

Joe Fortes Memorial Fountain
Joe Fortes Memorial Fountain

Inukshuk Statue

Inukshuk Statue at English Bay
Inukshuk Statue at English Bay

The Inukshuk statue at English Bay was put up during the 2010 Olympics.

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Vancouver Aids Memorial

Vancouver Aids Memorial
Vancouver Aids Memorial

The Vancouver Aids Memorial is a memorial to the many people in Vancouver who died from Aids.

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Polar Bear Club plaque

English Bay Seawall plaque
English Bay Seawall plaque

The Polar Bear club plaque discusses the history of the world famous Polar Bear swim that takes place at English Bay!

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English Bay Seawall plaque

English Bay Seawall plaque
English Bay Seawall plaque

The English Bay Seawall plaque commemorates the completion of the English Bay Seawall.

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English Bay Sundial

English Bay Sundial
English Bay Sundial

Art

A-maze-ing Laughter

A-maze-ing Laughter artwork
A-maze-ing Laughter artwork

A-maze-ing Laughter is one of Vancouver's newest and most popular artworks that makes everyone who sees it smile!!!

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Peter Berg's Pencil Art

Peter Berg's Pencil Art
Peter Berg's Pencil Art

Peter Berg is a pencil artist that displays his work on the seawall at English Bay.  He has amazing drawings!

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Engagement

Engagement artwork at English Bay
Engagement artwork at English Bay

The Engagement art work is located in a field above the English Bay Seawall.

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Restaurants

Cactis Club Cafe

Cactis Club Cafe at English Bay
Cactis Club Cafe at English Bay


Milestones
3 Brits
Boathouse
Taphouse

Past

English Bay Pier

Englesea Lodge

Where is English Bay, Vancouver, B.C., Canada?

English Bay is a large bay in Vancouver, B.C, Canada that is next to the West End neighbourhood and Stanley Park.

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