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People walking along the Coal Harbour Seawall

Coal Harbour seawall destination walk

Route statistics

Distance 5.77 km
Steps 7572
Elevation change 38 m

This 5.77 km or approximately 7,572 step circular route is a must for those interested in history, architecture, or exceptional views. Along the waterfront you will pass prominent buildings and an intricate network of lush green spaces all sharing the accessible, multiuse seawall. This urban trail displays the interesting mix of natural beauty and human ingenuity.

Route description

The walk starts and finishes at Canada Place, an "inspirationally Canadian" destination and hub of economic activity in Vancouver. Recognized across the world by its iconic great white sails, Canada Place is a symbol of nation pride on the west coast.

Also home to a cruise ship terminal, this elegant building holds a distinguished place on the waterfront and hosts many special events for the public throughout the year. Your walk will travel along the Canadian Trail and tour past historical points of interest which are marked by educational plaques.

Accessibility

Access to the Canada Place Promenade (lower level) is via the west side of the building only. An elevator located at the north end of the promenade provides access to the upper level promenade.

Note There is a significant incline on the Robson St to Burrard St section of the route.

Route details

Follow these step by step directions so you don't miss anything along the route.

Points of interest

Seawall

LightShed

Robson Street

Burrard Street

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