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.
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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. Traveling along the seawall you will see moored boats, pass museums and parks and take in scenic views of the North Shore mountains, Stanley Park and English Bay.
This walk is wheelchair accessible. The shared pathways are a mix of compact gravel and pavement.
Points of interest
Momentum for the redevelopment of Granville Island built in 1972 when the National Harbours Board gave control of the land to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The first phase of the redevelopment began with the opening of the Public Market in 1979, followed by the False Creek Community Centre, The Maritime Market, Emily Carr College of the Arts, theatres, studios, galleries and restaurants.
Granville Island successfully transformed from an industrial park to a thriving marketplace and entertainment destination. In 2004, it was named the "Best Neighbourhood in North America" by Project for Public Spaces, a New York-based nonprofit agency. This famous gathering spot draws about 10.5 million visitors each year.
H.R MacMillan Space Centre
The “H.R. MacMillan Space Centre”, which opened its doors in 1968, has become one of the most recognizable structures in the city. Its distinctive design resembles the hats of the Haida people. Visitors can learn about Space and the night sky through the Planetarium shows, live demonstrations, and interactive exhibit gallery.
Kitsilano Beach Park
Kitsilano Showboat Stage
The street side of Kitsilano pool has a facade reflecting the area’s maritime history. The Kitsilano Showboat stage, complete with a small amphitheatre is the perfect place to relax after your walk and catch a community performance, or enjoy a delicious treat from a nearby Concession Stand.