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South False Creek Seawall reopens for summer

May 19 2017

People walking and biking on the Seawall

Just in time for this year’s first wave of warm weather and the Victoria Day long weekend, the South False Creek Seawall has reopened for the summer.

Public realm improvements along Island Park Walk from Anderson Street to Alder Bay Walk are now complete. The wider 6-metre path provides separate lanes for walking and cycling along with new:

  • Lighting
  • Benches
  • Landscaping
  • Water fountain

Construction to begin again in the fall

To enable full public use of the seawall during the summer months, there will be no further construction until September.

The eastern end of the construction closure from the wooden wharf to the Castings has been paved with a temporary treatment.

Once construction resumes in the fall, the City will plant new cherry trees and rebuild separated walking and cycling paths with paving and asphalt. 

Background

The South False Creek Seawall is the oldest section of Vancouver's Seaside Greenway, dating back to 1975. It has a unique character and carries a high volume of people walking and cycling, especially in the summer. 

The City and Vancouver Park Board are continuing a process to improve conditions for people walking and cycling along the South False Creek Seawall between Cambie Bridge and Burrard Bridge.

Upgrades have been phased into two parts to minimize impact on peak month activity. 

View the future path design, which was approved by Council and Parks Board in May 2016.