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Vancouver’s Jericho Beach

View from Jericho Beach

Home to Vancouver’s July Folk Music Festival and located between Kitsilano and Locarno beaches, Jericho Beach is one of Vancouver’s favourite beaches.

Beautiful Jericho Beach

Located west of Kitsilano and almost adjacent to Locarno Beach, Jericho is without a doubt one of Vancouver’s most beautiful seaside locations.

The beach at Jericho is always busy in the summer, but especially in mid-July when it’s the venue for Vancouver’s very popular Folk Music Festival.

Folk Fest at Jericho Beach Park
Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Jericho – the Beach

Jericho Beach is one of a number of beautiful sandy beaches lining the southern shores of English Bay in Vancouver. The sand seems to extend forever, especially at low tide.

At Jericho Beach there is also a park with a small pond, grass lawns, trees and picnic tables, making it a perfect place for a stroll and a picnic. Also popular at Jericho is the beach volleyball.




Cycling Trail by Jericho Beach

The biking trail all along the water, from past Spanish Banks (to the west) to Kitsilano and beyond (to the east), are excellent and highly recommended. It’s flat the whole way, so great for all ages year-round.

If you go to the region in summer there are lots of places to cool off in the water, plus the odd refreshment stand selling ice creams and drinks.

Folk Fest Crowds
Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

In July during the Vancouver Folk Music Festival is a great time to visit Jericho Beach if you like music. During that weekend thousands of folk music enthusiasts descend on the beach. For more information, check out Vancouver Folk Fest.

Vancouver View from Jericho
View of Vancouver from Jericho Beach

Click the following link to learn more about Metro Vancouver’s other top beaches.

TIP: If you’re at Jericho and you’re interested in a bit of history while in the area, consider visiting the Old Hastings Mill Store Museum just a few blocks down from the park along Point Grey Road.

The historic site is only open in the afternoons, and not every day, but it can make a nice little break from all the sun in the summer (or an even nicer and longer little break if it’s raining). It’s tiny and should only take a few minutes to see, but they have some interesting pieces of history.