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Granville Street Bridge

False Creek South destination walk

Route statistics

Distance 2.73 km
Steps 3,582
Elevation change 7 m

The False Creek South walking route takes you through a unique neighbourhood which has served as the benchmark for the redevelopment of False Creek. The area has a distinct and charming character, offering delightful views and fantastic recreation space. This walking route is 2.17 km or approximately 3,582 steps and travels along the seawall from the Cambie Street Bridge toward the Granville Street Bridge.

Route description

The False Creek South walking route takes you through a unique neighbourhood which has served as the benchmark for the redevelopment of False Creek. The area has a distinct and charming character, offering delightful views and fantastic recreation space. For many years the False Creek and Fairview Slopes neighbourhoods were covered by huge fir trees, and the Squamish Nation fished from the rugged shoreline. A shift came after 1887, when the CPR relocated its Pacific yards to the north side of the Creek. The forests were replaced by shipbuilding yards, sawmills, shingle mills, and various woodworking plants. 

Today, traveling along the  seawall to Granville Island you are sure to enjoy the amazing sights and witness the distinct character of this beautiful area. Take a walk through and feel a part of the lively pulse of a thriving community. 

Accessibility

This walk is wheelchair accessible. This portion of the seawall is a mix of shared and seperated paths for pedestrians and bicycle user. Surface materials include pavement, cobblestones, congomerated bricks and slate which can make traveling by wheels challenging at times.

Points of interest

Along the seawall

Charleson Park

Ron Basford and Sutcliffe Park

Granville Island

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