CNN has named the world’s best places for swimming and our Kits Pool made the grade.

From isolated English beaches to plunge pools in the Costa Rican cloud forest. Icy ponds at five-star hotels in the heart of Peru to quiet riverbanks in the Japanese Alps. These swimming spots are the ultimate escape for those looking for adventure once the months of being unable to hit the road finally come to an end. Pack a towel, remember to always put safety first and get ready to dive into the world’s best places for swimming.


Kitsilano Pool, Vancouver, Canada

Better known as Kits Pool, at 137 meters this Vancouver institution is the longest saltwater pool in North America. Just 12 lengths are required to complete a mile. Located right on the bay, the pool, which is open from May through September, has views back across to the heart of the city, with mountains in the distance. Those swimming with their heads up can catch a glimpse of seaplanes coming into land.

This is not the first time Kits Pool has caught CNN’s attention – last year it was named one of the world’s best tidal and oceanside pools.

Great to see Kitsilano’s favorite pool get some global recognition!

Photo: David Nunuk

Last modified: August 25, 2020

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