The Seawall

Originally created for the perimeter of Stanley Park to stave off erosion, this paved promenade has grown over the decades to more than 17 miles long and is today Vancouver’s most popular bike and jogging path—and it’s easy to see why. Flat and fantastically scenic, it starts in Coal Harbour, wends its way around Stanley Park for 5.5 miles and continues along the waterfront to Kitsilano Beach, offering unparalleled views of the city, water and surrounding mountains. A few worthwhile stops en route: the colorful and captivating First Nations Totem Pole display at Brockton Point and the life-size bronze sculpture, Girl in a Wetsuit along the north side of Stanley Park, positioned on a boulder just beyond the Seawall. At high tide, the boulder is submerged, creating the illusion of the sculpture floating on the water. Worth noting: The paved path is divided in half with the inside lane designated for cyclists and the waterside lane for walkers and joggers; this is strictly enforced. As for bike rentals, they’re all over Vancouver.

Reviews

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  • Jorge Avila Almendra

    24 Jun 2017

    It is one of my favorite walks (long walks) in Vancouver. The sea wall its all border of Stanley Park, and if you take the time to walk it you will see beautiful highlights, take a break and do picnic during your way and relax. If you walk the sea wall you shoyld keep your eyes open! Because you will be surrounded by beautiful wild life such as Harbour Seals, Royal Eagles and if is your lucky day maybe a whale that is chilling around (it happens one or 2 times per year). So enjoy the sea wall!!!!

  • Terence Yee

    7 Mar 2017

    Easily one of the most beautiful things about the city of Vancouver. Rain or shine, I always enjoy a stroll around the Seawall. It's a lovely place to be alone, or with someone special. The Vancouver skyline acts as a busy contrast to the greenery of Stanley Park, which in turn sets a calming foil to the city. I've yet to walk all the way around Stanley Park, but have gotten close; maybe one day. The Seawall is a waterfront experience everyone can enjoy.

  • Joselin Gomez

    20 Jun 2017

    It's absolutely beautiful. You can get great views of the city. It's a must-see when visiting Vancouver.

  • Menderes Fatih GÜVEN

    21 Jun 2017

    What a great hiking track. You can find me on this path every sunny weekend.

  • Windy Corduroy Photography

    3 Jun 2017

    A wonderful walk around the perimeter of Stanley Park. Whether you're walking, biking or rollerblading, you'll enjoy this gem in Vancouver.

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