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 details

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.

Leaving Granville Island behind you come to Vanier Park. Situated at the edge of English Bay, this park boasts wonderful views of downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park. Its open fields, and a wide pathways complement the outstanding waterfront experience within the park.

Further west, beyond Vanier Park, Hadden Park and the Vancouver Maritime Museum. This historical site interprets the story of Vancouver as Canada's great Pacific port and our links with the Pacific Rim. 

Continuing along the path you will come to Kitsilano Beach with gorgeous sunset views out to UBC and all the way across to Stanley Park.

Points of interest

  • Granville Island, Public Market
  • Granville Street Bridge, Burrard Street Bridge
  • Burrard Civic Marina
  • Vanier Park, Hadden Park, and Kitsilano Beach Park
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • H.R MacMillan Space Centre
  • Kitsilano Showboat stage
  • Kitsilano Pool


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