Vancouver’s SeawallMay 11th, 2012 by Dariusz Ciskal
Vancouver’s Seawall is a favourite recreation destination for residents and visitors alike. The multipurpose path is used for walking, jogging, biking and inline skating. It has set the president for many other recreational paths around the world and helped to establish Vancouver’s status as one of the best places in the world to live.
The seawall was originally conceived as a retaining wall around Stanley Park that would prevent erosion and double as a walking path. Now it extends 22 km from Coal Harbour to Kitsilano Beach and showcases some off the best views and attractions that Vancouver has to offer. Popular cultural stops such as Granville Island, The Vancouver Aquarium, Science World, and The Museum of Vancouver can all be found only steps from the seawall.
The seawall is divided into three sections all of which are easily accessed from our residences.
- Stanley Park (8.8km)
- Coal Harbour (2.2km)
- English Bay to Kitsilano Beach (11km)
One of the the best ways to enjoy the entire lenght of the seawall and see all the sights is by bicycle. Only a few blocks from Vancover Extended Stay, on Denman St. and Robson St, there is a large cluster of bicycle rental and service shops. In many of these places you can buy or rent bicycles, get guided bicycle tours of the ciy, or get a map and go adventuring on your own.
The entire city of Vancouver is woven through with bicycle lanes. If you are staying with us for an extended period of time and plan on purchasing a bicycle for your stay, please come to the rental office and speak to us about secure bicycle storage.
Photo: The Seawall at Coal Harbour