With three beautiful beaches along the Howe Sound, the Village of Lions Bay has a beach for just about everyone. Beachgoers are reminded to be considerate of local residents and obey all related beach and parking regulations.Village bylaws are strictly enforced, particularly in relation to parking. Non-compliance is likely to result in ticketing or towing, or both.
Bathing Water Testing Results (Last Updated: September 12, 2016):
Water Quality Guidelines recommend a level of <200 E. Coli. bacteria per 100 mL of water for primary contact recreational activities, such as swimming. They further recommend a level of <1,000 for secondary contact, such as kayaking and canoeing.
- Brunswick Beach A - E. Coli (per 100 mL) = 5
- Brunswick Beach B - E. Coli (per 100 mL) = less than 5
- Kelvin Grove Beach A - E. Coli (per 100 mL) = less than 5
- Kelvin Grove Beach B - E. Coli (per 100 mL) = less than 5
- Lions Bay Beach A - E. Coli (per 100 mL) = 25
- Lions Bay Beach B - E. Coli (per 100 mL) = 10
Kelvin Grove Beach Park
Kelvin Grove Beach Park is the southernmost beach in the Village, accessed via the Kelvin Grove exit from the Sea to Sky Highway. This is the only beach in the Village which allows dogs to be off-leash in designated areas.
Lions Bay Beach Park
Lions Bay Beach Park is the largest and most central of the Village’s beaches and can be accessed via the Lions Bay Avenue exit from the Sea to Sky Highway. This beach has a designated swimming area and float.
Brunswick Beach is the northernmost beach in the Village, accessed via the Brunswick Beach Road exit from the Sea to Sky Highway. Please note that this neighbourhood is a Resident Parking Only zone - a valid Resident Parking Permit is required.
Important Information for Beachgoers:
· All beach parks close at 10 p.m. every day of the week
· Smoking is not permitted in any Village parks or beaches, nor on any Village trailways
· Open fires are not permitted in any Village parks or beaches
· Open liquor is not permitted in any Village parks or beaches
· Loud music and/or offensive language is a violation of the Village’s noise bylaw
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I'm told it can be very hard to find parking at Lions Bay beaches. Is there a transit option?
A: Yes! All three of Lions Bay's beaches are a short walk away from stops on the following transit routes:
Q: I’ve seen a YouTube video of the Lions Bay Kayak Slide – how much does a permit cost to use it?
A: The Village does not endorse or condone this activity in any way. The Village’s drainage ditches are located on private Provincial property, overseen by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Furthermore, accessing the drainage ditches constitutes trespassing; violators may be subject to associated fines, penalties and/or prosecution.
Q: I’ve heard there is good cliff jumping in Lions Bay. Is this true?
A: While there are several websites on the internet drawing attention to cliff jumping in Lions Bay, the CN Rail tracks noted as an access point are private property, policed by the CN Rail Police Force. Trespassers may be subject to associated fines, penalties and/or prosecution.