Parks, recreation, and culture


Walk Vancouver

Discover the land beneath your feet

Walking is a great way to explore our City and improve your health, fitness and happiness levels.  

Walk on the unceded Territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations and enjoy routes which reflect indigenous culture and history, including; art installations, traditions, culture, points of interests and stories of indigenous and non-indigenous people.  We are strengthening our relations and walking forward together.

Perks of walking

Regular physical activity – including walking – can:

  1. Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke
  2. Lower your blood pressure
  3. Reduce your body fat
  4. Increase your bone density
  5. Increase your flexibility and co-ordination

Walk Vancouver challenge

Walking in front of Spindle Whorls

Walk Vancouver Challenge

The Walk Vancouver Challenge encourages people of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels to get out and walk more.

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Be comfortable and healthy out there

  1. Wear comfortable shoes and cushioned socks.
  2. Dress in layers.
  3. Drink fluids to avoid dehydration.
  4. Apply sunscreen.
  5. Walk faster at intervals to boost your heart rate.

Walking routes and maps

Britannia community art walk

Take a walk through Grandview-Woodlands neighbourhood and enjoy the unique public art that can be found at its parks, school and on the sides of buildings.

Chinatown Architectural Walk

Take a walk through Chinatown. The architure in this area reflects the people who made this area home in the early 20th century.

Coal Harbour seawall

This walk takes you through lush green spaces, past prominent buildings and offers scenic views of the waterfront, and the North Shore.

Downtown Architectural Walk

Take a walk through the heart of Vancouver. The structures downtown reflect the many architectural trends and movements in the 20th century.

Everett Crowley trails

This walk winds through a transitional forest and wilderness. As you walk the traffic noise dissipates and is replaced with bird calls.

False Creek Olympic Village

Walk in the footsteps of the worlds greatest athletes and reflect on the Olympic experience that occured in Vancouver in the winter of 2010.

False Creek North

Experience this vibrant community which is a successful display of high density urban living with a remarkable degree of civic amenity.

False Creek South

Walking along the seawall you are sure to enjoy the sights and distinct charm of this area. Take a walk and feel a part of this thriving community.

Gastown architectural walk

Take an architectural walking tour around historic Gastown, the birth place of Vancouver.

Granville Island to Kitsilano Pool

Passing through large public parks and traveling by several attractions, this walk is a must for any who enjoy the sights and sounds of the city.

Hastings Park Sanctuary

A walk through the lush Sanctuary, by notable buildings, and themed gardens is a great way to experience the rich diversity of this public space.

Hillcrest to Queen Elizabeth Park

Take in the highest point in the city while walking from Hillcrest, through Queen Elizabeth Park and the Riley Park neighbourhood.

Historic Steam Line

Take a walk along the historic Steam Line route. This walk takes you from the Roundhouse, through Yaletown and ends in Gastown.

Jericho Park trails

The Jericho Beach Park walking trail boasts views of a thriving metropolis, while maintaining its own tranquility and diversity.

McCleery to Deering Island Park

This riverfront route from McCleery to Deering Island is part of a larger network of trails running along the Fraser River.

Musqueam Park

A peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city living. A walk in this wooded area has a remote feeling that can feel isolated from the City.

Queen Elizabeth garden

Located in nearly the geographical center of Vancouver, this is one of the most delightful walking areas in the City.

Riverfront Park walk

This walk is fantastic for a waterfront stroll. The relaxed pace and hum of activity seems to be dictated by the flow of traffic along the River.

Spanish Banks

The seawall along Spanish Banks Park is a fantastic destination to walk in Vancouver with its breathtaking beauty and array of incredible views.

Stanley Park - Beaver Lake trail

Beaver Lake is a much visited riparian and wetland feature unique to Stanley Park and Vancouver.

Stanley Park - Environmental Art

Artist have created works of art using only natural materials and with sensitivity towards plants and animals of the park.

Stanley Park - Lost Lagoon

Lost Lagoon is the beautiful body of water to the west of the causeway. Though the walk is a short one there is much to discover along its banks.

Stanley Park Seawall

​Full of scenic vistas and famous landmarks, the Seawall displays monuments and sculptures that connect the past and present.

Sunset Beach to English Bay

Come walk this waterfront route and discover the rich history, culture, and benefits of walking in one of Vancouver's most popular areas.

Trout Lake trail

Trout Lake is a popular destination for walkers. Peering across the glassy water, it is easy to forget you are in the middle of a thriving city.

VanDusen perimeter

The garden is an inspiring and enjoyable environment for everyone. An oasis within the City worth a visit to walk and experience its beauty.

West End Architectural Walk

Take a walk along tree lined streets in Vancouver's oldest residential neighbourhood.

Yaletown Art

Walk through the recent developments, parks and ammenties that make up Yaletown, just steps from the heart of downtown.

Park perimeter paths and ovals

Empire Field track

Park Tracks and Paths

Park perimeter paths and ovals are a great way get out and enjoy the outdoors without traveling far from home.

Walk Vancouver ChallengeMcCleery to Deering Island ParkHillcrest to Queen Elizabeth ParkPark Tracks and PathsBritannia community art walkHistoric Steam LineGastown architectural walkChinatown Architectural WalkDowntown Architectural WalkWest End Architectural WalkYaletown ArtStanley Park - Environmental Art Coal Harbour seawallEverett Crowley trailsFalse Creek Olympic VillageFalse Creek NorthFalse Creek SouthGranville Island to Kitsilano PoolHastings Park Sanctuary Jericho Park trailsMusqueam ParkQueen Elizabeth gardenRiverfront Park walkSpanish BanksStanley Park - Beaver Lake trailStanley Park - Lost LagoonStanley Park SeawallSunset Beach to English BayTrout Lake trailVanDusen perimeter