Vintage Photos Of Vancouver’s Most Popular Beaches

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We’re lucky to live in such a beautiful city that is full of so many amazing beaches. Take a look at these vintage photos of some of the city’s most popular beaches—showing a little piece of Vancouver history.

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Vancouver Beaches

English Bay

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Photo: City of Vancouver Archives

English Bay is easily Vancouver’s most popular beach and it’s changed quite a bit over the years. This photo of lifeguards is from 1936.

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Photo: City of Vancouver Archives

Of course, everyone knows about the annual Polar Bear Swim at English Bay to ring in the New Year. This is what’s happening in this photo, taken in 1986.

Kits Beach

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Photo: City of Vancouver Archives

Check out the iconic bath house at Kitsilano Beach back in 1964.

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Photo: City of Vancouver Archives

And here’s the iconic view looking out at the city from the vantage point of Kits Beach. This photo was taken in 1970.

Jericho Beach

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Photo: City of Vancouver Archives

Another one of Vancouver’s best beaches and home of the Jericho Sailing Club. Here’s the popular Jericho Beach back in 1986.

Second Beach

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Photo: City of Vancouver Archives

Another popular beach in Vancouver, part of Stanley Park—this photo depicts the scene at Second Beach in 1915.

Looking for more vintage photos of Vancouver? Check out how buses used to look back in the day and a take a look at the PNE over the years.

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