Parks, recreation, and culture

Vanier Park

Granville Island to Kitsilano Pool destination walk

Route statistics

Distance 3.63 km
Steps 4763
Elevation change 8 m

Delight your senses during a waterfront stroll from Granville Island, North America’s “Best Neighbourhood” to Kitsilano Beach Park Vancouver’s most popular summer hot spot. Passing through noteworthy public parks this 3.6 km, 4763 step, seawall walk travels by several tourist attractions, and is a must for anyone looking to actively enjoy the sights and sounds of Vancouver.

Route description

Granville Island has successfully transformed itself from an industrial park to a thriving marketplace and entertainment destination. Your walk will start at this famous gathering spot which draws 10.5 million visitors each year. Traveling along the seawall you will see moored boats, pass museums and parks and take in scenic views of the North Shore mountains, Stanley Park and English Bay.

 

Accessibility

This walk is wheelchair accessible. The shared pathways are a mix of compact gravel and pavement. 

  • Begining at the Public Market follow the seawall around the outside edge of Granville Island, you'll have views of moored boats, and the Burrard Street Bridge.
  • The seawall will loop around and back towards to Granville Street Bridge, once arriving at Anderson St take a right turn and head for Island Park Walk
  • Once at Island Park Walk turn right and walk north along the seawall towards the Burrard Street Bridge
  • As you approach the Burrard Street Bridge you'll pass the Burrard Civic Marina and Fishermans Warf
  • Continue following the seawll through Vanier and Hadden Park and finally Kitsilano Beach Park
  • Complete your walk near the enterance to Kitsilano Pool

Points of interest

Granville Island

Vanier Park

Hadden Park

Kitsilano Beach Park