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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. Walk this promenade and imagine how it used to look before it was transformed into what it is today.

This area, and all of Vancouver, is the shared, overlapping territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh. It was known as the “supermarket of the nations” because it was incredibly rich in seafood and vegetation.

This route features:

  • 2010 Olympic Aboriginal Welcome Work
  • Indigenous mural
  • Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremonies site

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, and the focus on sustainable building and modern design in this new community.

Route description

The Southeast False Creek Seawall is one of the most recently developed neighbourhoods in the unceded territories of this area. 

As you walk this new promenade, the site of the 2010 Winter Olympic Athlete’s Village, feel the history of this land beneath your feet. Imagine how the tidal flats once provided a bounty of seafood for its original inhabitants:

  • Musqueam
  • Squamish
  • Tsleil-Waututh

Take a moment to reflect on the past as you enjoy the beautiful sights, interesting new architecture, and Indigenous artworks.

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. 

  • Begining at the gazebo in Creekside Park head north towards Science World along the seawall
  • Follow the seawall along the northeast side of False Creek past Rogers Arena and BC Place
  • Walk through Cooper's Park and under the Cambie St bridge
  • On the west side of the Cambie St bridge you will find Marinaside Crescent, turn north and follow the signs to the pedestrian path over the bridge
  • On the south side of the Cambie Street bridge take the stairs down to the seawall, an accessible option is available by continuing along the bridge until W 2nd Ave and then heading back to the seawall along Spyglass Place
  • Follow the seawall east to the Olympic Village
  • Complete your walk at the gazebo in Creekside Park

Points of interest

East False Creek

Stadium District

Hinge Park

Olympic Village