English Bay Beach is a hectic swarm of well-heeled locals, all vying for a tiny plot of sand or driftwood log on which to savor nice weather or bring a takeout lunch from nearby Denman Street. You see it all here: Same-sex couples strolling arm in arm (this is in the heart of the city’s LGBTQ community, blue-haired matrons walking their dogs, sun worshippers, Russian tourists, yuppies communing with their offspring, maybe even a movie star.
Long dubbed Hollywood North, many a celeb. prefer to stay in one of the heritage homes in the West End (or for that matter, West Vancouver). Indeed, Katherine Hepburn used to insist on it.