With 11 miles of shoreline, you'll be spoilt for choice on a Vancouver beach holiday. By day, rip across the waves windsurfing off Jericho Beach with the sun beating down on your back. As the sun sets, watch the melting colours on sandy Sunset Beach, across from lush Stanley Park.
If you crave a relaxing breeze and hypnotising views, spread your blanket at Vancouver's quiet Spanish Bank West beach, perfect as a getaway on a Vancouver holiday. Rocky Tower Beach has a clothing optional policy and is one of the most secluded beaches on the Vancouver coast.
If you're after the surf, take a ferry to Vancouver Island and catch a wave at Long Beach in Tofino. For some sweaty beach volleyball try Spanish Bank East, with eight volleyball courts and lots of sporty locals running around. Windsurfers on holiday in Vancouver can head out to Kitsilano, Locarno and Jericho beaches to rip and ride in style.
If you're planning a Vancouver beach holiday with your family, seek out the sandy shores and shallow waters of Second Beach in Stanley Park. It also has a massive heated swimming pool right next door.
Join local 20-somethings drinking and playing thumping drums by the bonfire on Jericho Beach and the Spanish Banks on your Vancouver beach holiday. Dance the night away at a pulsating nightclub on Vancouver's White Rock Park - this ocean-side stretch is a popular destination for a lively break.