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Kitsilano Pool

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Kits Pool on Kits Beach in Vancouver, Canada

Kitsilano Pool, or Kits Pool is a 137m salt-water outdoor pool, operated by the Vancouver Park Board, that is Canada's longest swimming pool. It is open during the summer and sits on one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver, especially in the warm summer months. Located at the north edge of the Kitsilano neighbourhood, the pool faces out onto Burrard Inlet and is part of Kits Beach, once named the third sexiest beach in the world in the 2009 ranking by Forbes Traveler magazine.


The major parking lots for Kits Beach are located off Cornwall Avenue, between Yew St. and Arbutus; this area also functions as a "main entrance" to the beach. The beach's pay parking lots are $2 per hour or $7 all day.

To take a bus, use Translink to plan a trip.

To take a ferry, take a False Creek Ferry to Vanier Park/Vancouver Maritime Museum which is walking distance to Kits Beach.

Kitsilano Beach History[edit]

Kits Beach was originally known as Greer's Beach, named for Sam Greer, one of the first non-native settlers in the area. Kitsilano Beach, as it is today, owes its existence to private citizens, who raised the money to purchase the land, and to the Vancouver Park Board, who leased additional lots to create the extended park.


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