Kitsilano Beach and Pool

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Picture-perfect Kitsilano Beach has been ranked among the best urban beaches in the world. It’s also been ranked the most sexy, not necessarily a draw for small folk. But they will appreciate the new and always-packed playground right behind it.

Here you’ll find folks of all ages sunning themselves, doing yoga, playing volleyball and jogging. It’s impossible to miss the breathtaking views of downtown Vancouver (just across the Burrard Bridge) and the North Shore. You can swim. There are lifeguards. And do some good sand play.

You’ll have even more family fun just a little farther along the path at the Kitsilano Pool, a salt-water, outdoor pool located along the beach that has a kiddie area and a small splash park. On summer nights, there’s also free, live family entertainment on the retro Kitsilano Showboat stage just behind the pool.

 2305 Cornwall Street, Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/kitsilano-pool.aspx

Read the full Small Folk Travel Vancouver Guide.

Image: Jennifer C.

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Small Folk Travel is a family travel site by mama and travel writer Taraneh Jerven. The Jerven family (two toddlers, one bun in the oven) travels incessantly. When researching our trips, we couldn't find the family travel coverage we were looking for. We did our own research. We wrote the family travel guides ourselves. Taraneh Jerven writes for international travel publishers including RoughGuides.com and DK Eyewitness Travel. We cover good stuff for discerning parents and their little ones. Often these overlap. If they don't, we take turns.

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