Fringing the north edge of Vancouver's lively Kitsilano neighborhood, which is just across from the Davie Street gay neighborhood via the Burrard Street Bridge, Kitsilano Beach Park
(Arbutus St. and McNicoll Ave.
, 604-873-7000) is a beautiful spot to admire the Georgia Strait in the distance, and Stanley Park, English Bay, and the downtown skyline just to the north. At the park you'll also find a heated outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, and the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. At one end of the park, you'll also find the Vancouver Maritime Museum.