Jericho Park duck pond

Jericho Park trails destination walk

Route statistics

Distance 1.41 km
Steps 1850
Elevation change 3 m

Jericho Beach Park is 46.71 hectares in area; however a walk around the duck pond and along the seawall path is only 1.41 km, or approximately 1,850 steps. On average, it will take about 25 minutes to complete. With several trails and the seawall extending along the shoreline, it is easy to add distance to this walk if you are inspired and able to go further.

Route details

Located in the neighbourhood of West Point Grey, Jericho Beach Park is situated just west of Kitsilano. The circular walking route starts at the edge of the park and continues along a gravel pathway towards the ocean. The scenic view from the shoreline show rows of moored sailboats which sweeps in front of the equally impressive expanse of downtown skyscrapers. Stanley Park is prominently featured, as well as the Lions Gate Bridge. Behind the towering tankers, the coastal mountains and most southern islands of Howe Sound extend into the horizon, making this diverse view an inspiring point for peaceful reflection.

The walking route heads inland toward the marshy forest, and then travels east on the south side of the duck pond. This area is filled with wildlife and you are guaranteed to see some wild creature enjoying this healthy ecosystem. Providing diverse recreational opportunities and unparalleled views, Jericho Beach Park is a favourite destination to walk for many Vancouverites. 

Accessibility

This walk is wheelchair accessible. Pathways are made up of a mixture of pavement and hard packed gravel.

Points of interest

  • Scenic views of English Bay, the North Shore mountains, southern islands of Howe Sound, Downtown, and Stanley Park
  • Jericho pond
  • Jericho Sailing Centre
  • An abundunce of wildlife and vegetation