Couple at dusk on False Creek Habitat Island in Vancouver

False Creek Olympic Village destination walk

Route statistics

Distance 2.9 km
Steps 3805
Elevation change 7 m

The False Creek Olympic Village walking route is 2.9 km or approximately 3,805 steps. Enjoy this world class promenade as you explore the structures, art and scenery of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The route starts beside the Athletes’ Village, travels around False Creek, past the site of the Winter Games Opening Ceremonies at BC Place, and over the Cambie Street Bridge. This circular walk travels along the pedestrian and cycle friendly Seawall. As you walk alongside False Creek, you will see Vancouver’s commitment to publicly accessible green spaces and waterways, as well as the focus on sustainable building and modern design.

Route details

The Southeast False Creek Seawall has many imaginative structures that blend well with the beauty of Vancouver. You will walk by innovative seating, sculptures, raptor perches and native garden plants, as well as the Creekside Community Centre and one of Vancouver’s most recently developed neighbourhoods; taking over the site of the 2010 Winter Olympic Athlete’s Village. Take a moment to wander around the Olympic Village structures as you walk this route. 

Points of interest

  • The Olympic Village, the Salt building
  • Creekside Park, Cooper's Park and Hinge Park
  • The Cambie Street Bridge
  • BC Place
  • Science World
  • Creekside Community Centre

Accessibility

There is a staircase at the south side of the Cambie Street Bridge. There are wheelchair accessible alternate routes available if you travel under the Cambie Street Bridge and south on Spyglass place. From there you will find accessible ramps to access the pedestrian path over the bridge. 

Note The accessible route is longer, totalling 4 km, and roughly 7,920 steps.