Stanley Park seawall

Stanley Park Seawall restoration

What's happening

June 2018 - Construction for phase 1 is now complete. Phase 2 is expected to begin in early 2019.

Starting in March 2018, the Vancouver Park Board started rehabilitating sections of the Stanley Park seawall.

The project included filling holes, replacing stone, stabilizing foundations, and installing material to protect against water erosion at priority locations between Brockton Point and Sunset Beach.

The first phase of work was completed in August 2018. The second phase is expected to begin in early 2019.

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Project work

By City of Vancouver

See the work we plan to do on the seawall.

  • Seal cracks and fill holes

    By City of Vancouver

  • Replace missing stones

    By City of Vancouver

  • Stabilize damaged foundation

    By City of Vancouver

  • Rehabilitate concrete and curbs

    By City of Vancouver

  • Restore stairs

    By City of Vancouver


Construction of the Stanley Park Seawall began in 1917 and continued for the next 70 years.

The seawall provided protection for the park from open waters and served as a promenade around the park. The Stanley Park Seawall was officially declared complete on September 21, 1980, when paving was completed between Third and Second Beach.

Since 1980, the seawall has been extended outside of Stanley Park and today provides a 28 km uninterrupted waterfront route used by millions of visitors each year.

The seawall is subject to seasonal battering, as well as large storms, which cause damage and deterioration to the structure.

The Park Board did a comprehensive assessment of the seawall in 2013 and 2016 to identify and prioritize the work for this restoration project. 

Contact us

Ali Nayeri
Project Manager