Spanish Banks Bench

Spanish Banks destination walk

Route statistics

Distance 2.46 km
Steps 3,228
Elevation change 5 m

Spanish Banks destination walk, at 2.46 km or 3,228 steps, provides a wonderful linear walking route. Spanish Banks is a fantastic destination to choose for walking in Vancouver and combines the energy and excitement of several recreational pursuits with the breathtaking beauty of an array of incredible views.

Route details

The area commonly referred to as Spanish Banks is located beyond Kitsilano in Vancouver's most westerly neighbourhood: West Point Grey. The walking route spans the entire bank, which is divided into three separate sections: Spanish East, Spanish West and the Spanish Banks Extension.

The route travels along Vancouver's famous seawall. Adding to the array of opportunities for fresh air recreation, those who visit Spanish Banks Beach Park are treated to numerous stunning views. You can scan the open ocean or turn your gaze east to one of the most beautiful city skylines anywhere. The panorama offers awe inspiring diversity.

Accessibility

This walk is wheelchair accessible. The path is surfaced with gravel, and signage indicates when walkers and bikers have separate lanes.

Points of interest

  • Scenic views of downtown, Stanley Park, and the North Shore mountains
  • Views Bowen Island, Gambier Island, and the Sunshine Coast
  • A restored creek at Spanish Banks West
  • Low tide flats