Second Beach

Second Beach in Stanley Park in Vancouver

Second Beach in Stanley Park is located at the junction of Stanley Park Dr and North Lagoon Dr next to Second Beach Pool, an oceanside, heated, outdoor pool. Barbeques can be used at nearby Ceperley Meadow and a picnic shelter can be reserved for private gatherings.

Features at Second Beach Pool

  • On the Stanley Park Seawall system
  • Concession
  • Public washrooms
  • Playground
  • Stand-alone barbeques allowed at nearby Ceperley Meadow
  • Picnic shelter (reservation required)
  • Pay parking
  • Lifeguards (Victoria Day to Labour Day, late May to early September)
  • Water wheelchair (two attendants needed to operate, available Victoria Day to Labour Day)
  • Heated, outdoor pool

Not permitted: fishing or harvesting of bivalve mollusks (for example, clams, oysters, mussels)

Things to do at Second Beach

Vancouver Parks and Rec is ready to dive into another outdoor pool and beach season

May 18 2022 - We will open two of our outdoor pools, and staff beaches with lifeguards to help people enjoy time in and around the city’s waters this summer.

Park Board approves plans to expand Alcohol in Parks program and pilot alcohol on beaches

April 25 2023 - From this summer, Vancouver's residents and visitors will be able to enjoy alcoholic beverages at more parks and beaches.

Savour the convenience of mobile ordering with the new VanEats app

August 3 2023 - Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Vancouver Civic Theatres, is pleased to announce the launch of the VanEats app.

Dog off-leash areas

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Second Beach Pool

Second Beach Pool is a heated, outdoor pool located in Stanley Park. It is open from Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day.


Vancouver has many options for playing volleyball. Find out about using indoor and outdoor volleyball courts, joining a volleyball league, or taking a volleyball course or workshop.


Find information about Vancouver’s seawall – where it is, what to see and do along the Seawall, and a map of the Seawall.


Picnics are a great way to enjoy parks. Reserve one of our designated picnic sites.

Things to do in Stanley Park


Whether you're young or young-at-heart enjoy countless activities and opportunities. Pack your swimsuit, a picnic, a putter, and a tennis racket!

Ride the Stanley Park Train

Learn where to catch the train, how to buy tickets, and find information about hours of operation, special seasonal events, and admission.


It is easy to be enchanted by the history and natural beauty of Stanley Park. Find out your options to take an organized tour, or explore the park on your own.

Dine at Stanley Park

Dine at one of the park's restaurants while enjoying views of the ocean and the ambience of the forest.


EasyPark manages parking lots throughout Vancouver, including lots in parks, beaches, and theatres.

Find parking lots and pricing by visiting the EasyPark website.

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