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West of Tolmie Street or at the end of Jericho Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • It’s very interesting, though, how the Spanish Bank got its name
  • So if you consider your pet as your best companion, this will be the perfect place for you

    • by RichieMogwai
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      It’s easy to mistake this beach for a bank, after all, this very popular beach area in Vancouver is called Spanish Bank. But make no mistake about it, there are only sands and rocks in this area, no buried treasures or even rumors of these have ever been recorded here.

      It’s very interesting, though, how the Spanish Bank got its name. Wikipedia, the unofficial encyclopedia of the Internet, claims that this beach was actually named after the historic meeting between Captain George Vancouver and the Spanish explorers. Can you believe it? Vancouver’s


      maps do not show the Spanish Bank or Banks, but the maps of the Spanish explorers did!

      Although Spanish Bank is the more formal designation for this beach area, it’s more appropriate to call these parts as the Spanish Banks because there are three major beach areas here. These are Spanish Bank East, Spanish Bank West, and Spanish Bank Extension.

      Neighboring Jericho Beach is just a stone’s throw away, the boundary marked by an official parks label. And, while Jericho is a beach meant for more wholesome family affairs, the Spanish Banks are more ...


      • suitable for mature singles dating or in one word, romance. In fact, Spanish Bank West is host to a quiet area where no loud music is allowed.

        Hence, if you want a quiet area away from the family, by yourself or with another person, this will be the perfect spot for you. There are even some rocky parts at the Spanish Banks, which are perfect for lovebirds of the non-seagull or non-crow variety.

        It’s just perfect for dating, especially since even parking is free in all the banks. Only Spanish Bank West, mind you, hosts

        an off-leash area for well-behaved dogs. So if you consider your pet as your best companion, this will be the perfect place for you.

        As for myself, I’m just amazed at the sometimes very shallow tides that make the Spanish Banks famous. At one moment, I am facing Mother Nature with all the water view, the trees and the mountains, with some glaciers sprinkled here and there like the cream topping on my Starbucks peppermint mocha. And when I turn around, I am looking at the splendid Vancouver city skyline. Isn’t that special?




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