As a gateway city for an Alaska cruise, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada may not immediately come to mind as a city with beautiful beaches. After all, one doesn’t exactly think of nice beaches when Canada is mentioned.
Vancouver’s beaches, in fact, are popular with locals and tourists alike. Both National Geographic and Travel + Leisure included the 2012 Winter Olympics host city in their list of Top 10 Beach Cities and 10 Best City Beaches in the World, respectively. Forbes has even included one of the city’s beaches, Kitsilano, in its Sexiest Beaches list.
So, if you want to experience one of the nicest beaches in the world before or after your Alaska cruise, you must make sure Vancouver is your embarkation and/or disembarkation port!
Here are some of the beaches you’ll find around the city!
What makes Vancouver’s beaches so fabulous is regardless of which one you’re at, you’re guaranteed breathtaking views.