Sunset Beach


Located at the mouth of False Creek, on Beach Ave between Bute St and Thurlow St, Sunset Beach is a less populated beach close to the West End and downtown Vancouver. It is close to the Vancouver Aquatic Centre and has access to the False Creek Ferry pier.

Features at Sunset Beach

  • On the Stanley Park Seawall system
  • Concession
  • Public washrooms
  • Designated quiet beach
  • Access to the False Creek Ferry pier
  • Lifeguards between Victoria Day and Labour Day (late May to early September)

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


  • No general parking available beginning May 21, 2021
  • General parking is available at the Jervis parking lot at Jervis St and Beach Ave. EasyPark manages parking lots in Vancouver's parks, beaches, and theatres. For parking information, hours of operation, and fees visit EasyPark
  • Parking is reserved for accessible parking (five stalls) and reserved parking for concessions staff, lifeguards, and the EV charging station

Things to do at Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach comes alive with Symphony at Sunset

June 26 2024 - Park Board and the VSO are excited to announce Symphony at Sunset, a free open-air concert on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Sunset Beach Park.

Vancouver’s popular parks set to be busier than ever this weekend

June 30 2022 - Ahead of the long weekend, park visitors should expect busy parks and traffic congestion.

Symphony at Sunset returns for a pitch perfect celebration

June 16 2022 - The Park Board, in partnership with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO), is excited to announce the return of Symphony at Sunset.

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.

Floating days are over for barge at English Bay

February 9 2022 - A process is now underway to remove the English Bay barge over the coming months by taking it apart in pieces.

Honda Celebration of Light returns to illuminate Vancouver’s skyline

July 21 2023 - The upcoming Celebration of Light will draw thousands of residents and visitors into the West End and neighbouring Kits Point.

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Symphony at Sunset performance!

June 9 2023 - Vancouver Park Board, in partnership with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, announces that Symphony at Sunset will return July 8, 2023.

Help keep Vancouver’s Canada goose population in check

March 27 2023 - With a booming Canada geese population wreaking havoc on the city’s greenspaces, we are asking for your help in keeping their numbers in check.

Symphony at Sunset returns for another dazzling performance

July 5 2023 - The Park Board, in partnership with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, is excited to announce the return of Symphony at Sunset on July 8th, 2023.

Dog off-leash areas

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Vancouver Aquatic Centre

The Vancouver Aquatic Centre is an indoor pool located in downtown Vancouver. Length: 50m. Diving board, diving tower, rope swing, slide, sauna, whirlpool, wheelchair accessible. 1050 Beach Ave, Vancouver, BC. 604-665-3424.


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