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:
- Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke
- Lower your blood pressure
- Reduce your body fat
- Increase your bone density
- Increase your flexibility and co-ordination
- Support social connection
Be comfortable and healthy out there
- Wear comfortable shoes and cushioned socks.
- Dress for the weather and dress in layers External website, opens in new tab.
- Drink fluids to avoid dehydration.
- Apply sunscreen.
- Bring a hat.
- Walk faster at intervals to boost your heart rate.
- If walking alone, let someone know where you're going and when you expect to return
Walking routes and maps
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.
Take a walk through Chinatown. The architure in this area reflects the people who made this area home in the early 20th century.
This walk takes you through lush green spaces, past prominent buildings and offers scenic views of the waterfront, and the North Shore.
Take a walk through the heart of Vancouver. The structures downtown reflect the many architectural trends and movements in the 20th century.
This walk winds through a transitional forest and wilderness. As you walk the traffic noise dissipates and is replaced with bird calls.
Walk in the footsteps of the worlds greatest athletes and reflect on the Olympic experience that occured in Vancouver in the winter of 2010.
Experience this vibrant community which is a successful display of high density urban living with a remarkable degree of civic amenity.
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.
Take an architectural walking tour around historic Gastown, the birth place of Vancouver.
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.
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.
Take in the highest point in the city while walking from Hillcrest, through Queen Elizabeth Park and the Riley Park neighbourhood.
Take a walk along the historic Steam Line route. This walk takes you from the Roundhouse, through Yaletown and ends in Gastown.
The Jericho Beach Park walking trail boasts views of a thriving metropolis, while maintaining its own tranquility and diversity.
This riverfront route from McCleery to Deering Island is part of a larger network of trails running along the Fraser River.
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.
Located in nearly the geographical center of Vancouver, this is one of the most delightful walking areas in the City.
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.
The seawall along Spanish Banks Park is a fantastic destination to walk in Vancouver with its breathtaking beauty and array of incredible views.
Beaver Lake is a much visited riparian and wetland feature unique to Stanley Park and Vancouver.
Artist have created works of art using only natural materials and with sensitivity towards plants and animals of the park.
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.
Full of scenic vistas and famous landmarks, the Seawall displays monuments and sculptures that connect the past and present.
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 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.
The garden is an inspiring and enjoyable environment for everyone. An oasis within the City worth a visit to walk and experience its beauty.
Take a walk along tree lined streets in Vancouver's oldest residential neighbourhood.
Walk through the recent developments, parks and ammenties that make up Yaletown, just steps from the heart of downtown.
Park perimeter paths and ovals
Park perimeter paths and ovals are a great way get out and enjoy the outdoors without traveling far from home.