My travel college counselor from Trinidad used to tell me ;
“Beaches in Vancouver is not the BEACH!!”
Maybe so, comparing beaches in Vancouver to blue water & white sand beaches in Trinidad. But still, it’s nice to be at the beach, looking at mountains and listening the wave. The Beaches ( 8~10) is very busy with locals and tourists. It’s in downtown. There are many cafes and restaurants near by. Also you can ride a bike or rollerblade around Stanly Park.
I like Kitsilano ( 6 ) . I can see mountains even while I am playing Tennis. ( the courts are bad, though ) I like quiet place to relax. So I go to the beach or the small park between Kitsilano and Jericho ( 5 ) .
Jericho has a hostel. This is my first roof I slept in when I came to Canada. To go to downtown or eating is not convenience. But it has nice view ! I remember I had a small bag of chips from a vending machine for first dinner in Canada.. It was not clean and it was dark. Mattresses were all over. I felt like sleeping in a prison but now it’s clean and much better.
Jericho has Tennis courts, yacht club and a cafe . Many people come to Spanish bank for barbecue in Summer.
I love to see the Sunset from the beach. Vancouver has the most beautiful Sunset !!
10 Third Beach
11 Trout Lake
Between Kits and Jericho