Beach immediately east of boat launch ramp beside the Coast Guard Station and near the Burrard Civic Marina behind the Vancouver Museum on Kits Point. Parking is city park metering so not free or super cheap but very convenient. Public washrooms at Burrard Civic Marina before launch.
Launch and if windy/wavy head into and around False Creek (about 2 hours). Mid to high tide can disembark at Olympic Village at large stone steps and visit Terra Breads. Or nice weather head out into English Bay towards Jericho Sailing Club and Gallery Cafe deck for a beer or around Stanley Park to Siwash Rock with a stop at the 2nd or 3rd beach.