English Bay

Sunset Beach to English Bay destination walk

This linear walk, located in the West End of Vancouver, is 2 km, or approximately 2,624 steps in one direction. It begins at Sunset Beach and follows the seawall along English Bay. This 13.44 hectare area of linked green space is an important feature at the southern extent of downtown Vancouver. These accessible waterfront parks represent a long held vision of the Park Board to make the entire waterfront area of downtown Vancouver public recreation space. 

Route statistics

Distance 2 km
Steps 2,624
Elevation change 10 m

Route description

With its seascape, historic Bathhouse and iconic Inukshuk, the seawall walking route between Sunset Beach and English Bay makes the list of world class Destination Walks within the City of Vancouver.

Vancouver's beaches and publicly accessible seawall are a favourite amenity among locals and visitors alike. The accessibility of the waterfront has positioned Vancouver as one of the most livable cities in the world, as well as one of the most walkable. Come stroll along the waterfront route and discover the rich history, culture, amenities, and many benefits of walking in one of Vancouver's premier destinations.


This walk follows the seawall which is made up of paved pedestrian and cycling paths. It is wheelchair accessible throughout.

Points of interest

Sunset Beach

Public art


English Bay

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