The scenery is pristine, and on a hot sunny day Vancouver beaches can be the best place to beat the heat.
But now Vancouver has another reason to be proud of its beaches: a top ten mention in the best beach cities of the world.
According to National Geographic, Vancouver ranks number 10. Barcelona is number one, Cape Town is number two.
National Geographic describes Vancouver as “Canada’s most adventurous metropolis, home to ten beaches from the family-centric Jericho, to the clothing-optional Wreck.
Here is the complete list:
1. Barcelona, Spain
2. Cape Town, South Africa
3. Honolulu, Hawaii
4. Nice, France
5. Miami Beach, Florida
6. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
7. Santa Monica, California
8. Sydney, Australia
9. Tel Aviv, Israel
Canada’s most adventurous metropolis is home to ten beaches, from the family-centric Jericho to the clothing-optional Wreck Beach, many of which offer commanding views of the Vancouver skyline and majestic North Shore Mountains. Sporty types prefer Kitsilano or “Kits,” a six-minute drive from downtown, for its free tennis and basketball courts, and its super-size heated saltwater pool.