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The False Creek Olympic Village walking route is 2.9 km or approximately 3,805 steps. Walk this promenade and imagine how it used to look before it was transformed into what it is today.
This area, and all of Vancouver, is the shared, overlapping territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh. It was known as the “supermarket of the nations” because it was incredibly rich in seafood and vegetation.
This route features:
- 2010 Olympic Aboriginal Welcome Work
- Indigenous mural
- Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremonies site
This circular walk travels along the pedestrian and cycle friendly seawall.
As you walk alongside False Creek, you will see Vancouver’s commitment to publicly accessible green spaces and waterways, and the focus on sustainable building and modern design in this new community.
The Southeast False Creek Seawall is one of the most recently developed neighbourhoods in the unceded territories of this area.
As you walk this new promenade, the site of the 2010 Winter Olympic Athlete’s Village, feel the history of this land beneath your feet. Imagine how the tidal flats once provided a bounty of seafood for its original inhabitants:
Take a moment to reflect on the past as you enjoy the beautiful sights, interesting new architecture, and Indigenous artworks.
There is a staircase at the south side of the Cambie Street Bridge.
There are wheelchair accessible alternate routes available if you travel under the Cambie Street Bridge and south on Spyglass place. From there you will find accessible ramps to access the pedestrian path over the bridge.
The accessible route is longer, totalling 4 km, and roughly 7,920 steps.
Points of interest
The Stadium District is often alive with the bustling of friendly crowds. During the Olympics, Rogers Arena, home to the Vancouver Canucks, was transformed into Canada Hockey Place, the site for the 2010 Olympic hockey tournament. Both the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Games Ceremonies took place in the 60,000 seat BC Place Stadium. This was the first time that the Olympic Ceremonies were staged in the comfort of an indoor venue.
BC Place has one of the largest retractable roof of its kind in the world. The BC Lions and the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club call BC Place home.
The Olympic Truce Installation
Artists: Corrine Hunt, Leo Obstbaum, James Lee
The design of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Truce Installations is a fusion between Indigenous art created for the Vancouver 2010 medals and contemporary industrial design. The two large master artworks of an orca whale (Olympic) and raven (Paralympic) are by Corrine Hunt, a Canadian designer/artist of Komoyue and Tlingit heritage based in Vancouver.