20. Swimming - Kitsilano Pool - Vancouver
I love swimming at Kitsilano Pool, my husband loves swimming at Kitsilano Pool, and all three of our children love swimming at Kitsilano Pool. It’s huge. The pool stretches out for 100 meters smack-dab along Kitsilano Beach. It’s perfect for little kids and even babies, because it has two wide beach-like areas where you can play in an inch of water if you want to. The older kids can dive off the deep end or take a ride on the slide. If you’re into exercise you can do that too. The centre of the pool is dedicated to lap swimmers. What I like too is there are several alert lifeguards stationed around the pool, to keep an eye on your kids. When I say kids, I mean the ones who know how to swim, but don’t want their parents breathing down their backs.
I haven’t even mentioned Kitsilano Beach. It’s a beautiful, sandy beach equipped with lifeguards, a couple of rafts, and a totally awesome view of the North Shore and English Bay. Kitsilano Beach is where the pool is. Need I say more.