About Sea Wall
The main part of the Sea Wall is around the perimeter of Stanley Park.
It is a pathway for people to walk, job, bike, rollerblade etc. that is mostly along the water. It begins in Coal Harbour (north end of Downtown Vancouver), then extends around Stanley Park, past several beaches (English Bay being one of them), past False Creek and across the Burrard Street Bridge.
Now you are out of downtown and into the Vanier Park and Kitsilano area where it ends.
Because the path is so long, you can start anywhere. The easiest would probably be Stanley Park or Coal Harbour which you can take the skytrain to Waterfront Station.
First To Review: Pali M.
Oct 19, 2008
I`ve taken many walks along here, some long and some short. That`s the best part because anywhere along the sea wall you go has beautiful scenery of the water and the city.
I`ve never biked the sea wall but that`s what I would do if I wanted to see all of it in one day!
I would recommend starting in Coal Harbour where you can see all the pretty and expensive buildings along the waterfront. There are benches to take a break if you wanted. Once you enter Stanley Park there are a lot of different paths you can meander off to if you wanted to explore the park (see: Stanley Park). Otherwise, if you stay on the path you get a really good view of the water, North and West Vancouver, and the Lions Gate Bridge.
Summer is the most popular and busiest time, but I really like coming here in Autumn when all the leaves are changing colours.
See: English Bay and Kitsilano for more reviews of the other destinations on the sea wall route!
Jul 9, 2011
I just love it! The seawall is perfect for bikeriding, walking, rollerblading, or just pick some point with grass around, sit down and people watch! My favorite part, and maybe the most known by tourists, is the 10km around Stanley Park. Just one note: if you are bikiriding around Stanley Park, it's one way only, so make sure you'll be able to do it. Usually 1 hour is enough with stops for pics. :D
Jan 1, 2011
Perhaps the best way to appreciate the vastness and beauty of Stanley Park. The Sea Wall goes around the park and beyond, offering great views of the ocean and easy paths for walking, running, cycling.... If you plan to do it all, bring a lunch or picnic, as it will easily take you close to 4 hours if you're stopping to enjoy the views or take photos.