English Bay Beach - Things To Do in Vancouver - LikeALocal Guide

Visit the beach, and
climb statues

English Bay Beach

Save to list
Review Photos Comments Contacts

Why locals love it

English Bay is rumoured to be one of the most "body beautiful" beaches in the world, but, for the average Vancouverite, it's just "the beach you can go to without leaving downtown."
Most importantly, just beside the beach are some laughing man statues. They are beloved by tourists, and intoxicated Vancouverites alike.

Why you should visit it

Nobody who lives in Vancouver, or who visits Vancouver, can leave without getting a picture with the Laughing Men (yes, you CAN and SHOULD climb them). The beach itself isn't remarkable compared to other Vancouver beaches (aside from the fact that it is easy to get to)... and, there are palm trees. In Canada.

Special tip

The line up at the Starbucks by this beach is unacceptable. If you need a coffee, pick one up before you go to the beach.

Have a comment or question?

Photo author: Author:
Source URL: URL:


Great place to hang out, go for a walk, and grab a bite nearby in the West End.
May 22, 2019
Great place for a picnic and people-watching. You can also take a trail through Stanley park, or head east along the pedestrian walkway through to Northeast False Creek and Yaletown if you feel like a good long walk.
January 7, 2017

Top 4 Tours & Experiences in Vancouver

Popular Tours & Tips in Vancouver

Sight in Vancouver
31 Sights
Restaurant in Vancouver
42 Restaurants
Cafe in Vancouver
23 Cafes
Bar in Vancouver
16 Bars
Shop in Vancouver
19 Shops
Tour in Vancouver
4 Tours
Live tips.
In your pocket.
Locals' favourite cafes, restaurants, bars and sights in your mobile. 100% offline.