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Watery fun for the family in Vancouver this summer

Watery fun for the family in Vancouver this summer

It’s peak summer, it’s hawt out there and the water is so inviting. Here are some cool watery diversions from local lakes and beaches to pools, spray parks and water slides all perfect for a good summer dousing. And most of them are FREE  (lakes, beaches and spray parks) or cheap (pools) leaving leftover funds for frozen treats like ice cream, popsicles or creative cool desserts. COVID protocols in place, of course.

Water fun for the family in Vancouver this summer

Jump in a local lake

There’s nothing more Canadian (or more refreshing) than a plunge in a fresh, cool lake, and there are plenty in and around Vancouver.

>> Eight local lakes to explore with the kids

Dive into an outdoor pool

Vancouver has very few outdoor pools, but the ones it has are some of the most picturesque in the world. Take the kids for a splash in the turquoise waters this summer and take in the view.

>> Outdoor pools with a view

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Get wet at the spray park

John Lawson Spray Park

Fact: Vancouver has very few outdoor pools, but the ones it has are some of the most picturesque in the world. Take the kids for a splash in the turquoise waters this summer and take in the view.

>> Ten amazing spray parks for tiny tots

Head down a waterslide

Waterslides in Metro Vancouver? We got ’em! From Granville Island to North Van to Chilliwack, waterslides are irresistible for kids, and a great way for adults to unleash their inner child. Grab the floaties and head to these swirling, twirling slides around the city.

>> Waterslides for the whole family

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Hit the beach, baby

Crescent Beach

Can you say beach day? With weather like this, there’s nothing better than a day at the beach with the little ones. Just don’t forget to bring a bucket and shovel (or two).

>> Best urban beaches

>> Best kid-friendly beaches outside Vancouver

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