The Coal Harbour Seawall is a seaside walking and bicycle path that runs along the south side of Coal Harbour in Vancouver, Canada.
The Coal Harbour Seawall is approximately 2km long and takes about 20-30 minutes to walk it's entirety.
The Coal Harbour Seawall is actually 2 different paths, one for walking/running and one for bicycling. Please be careful when crossing the bicycle path!
As you walk along the seawall you will have fabulous views of the Coal Harbour, Burrard Inlet, Stanley Park, and the north shore mountains
The Coal Harbour Seawall connects to the Stanley Park Seawall at the western end of Coal Harbour. This is part of over 20km of continuous seawall!
The Coal Harbour seawall is a popular spot for people to walk or run along. There are lots of benches to sit on if you get tired or want to enjoy the view.
The Coal Harbour Seawall is an excellent place to watch the Nine O'Clock Gun fire off. The gun fires at 9pm every night from Brockton Point in Stanley Park. A great place to view the gun firing is from the seawall where Lightshed is located.
The Coal Harbour Seawall is a nice stroll with ocean air and great views. If you are visiting Vancouver, it is worth a visit.
The Children's Spray Park is a small water park for children that has a bunch of spray nozzles. It is popular in the summer for children, young and old, to cool off!
It is located in the middle of Harbour Green Park at the north end of Bute street.
Marina Square Park is a large grassy area near the Westin Bayshore Hotel.
Coal Harbour Park is a park located above the Coal Harbour Community Centre.
There is an official Off Leash Dog area in Devonian Harbour Park just off of the Coal Harbour Seawall near the end of Coal Harbour.
These are a number of restaurants and cafes that are on the Coal Harbour Seawall if you are hungry or just want a coffee or ice cream cone!
Cardero's Restaurant is an upscale seafood restaurant located right over the water in Coal Harbour.
Cardero's has a large indoor section with a lounge and a large outdoor patio that is nice on hot sunny days!
Hours: Daily from 11:30am
Address: 1583 Coal Harbour Quay
Website: Cardero's Restaurant
Lift Bar Grill View is an upscale restaurant with a regional sourced menu. It has a lounge and outdoor heated covered patios.
It is open for Brunch on Sat/Suns, Lunch Mon to Fri, and Dinner Daily. They also have a happy hour.
Address: 333 Menchions Mews
Website: Lift Bar Grill View
TAPshack is a seasonal restaurant and bar that is open from late May until September. It has a large outdoor patio that is heated and partially covered.
2023 UPDATE: We are not sure if this restaurant will open for summer 2023 or not. Their website says that they are only open for special events.
Address: 1199 W. Cordova Street
There are a number of good restaurants and bars in the Westin Bayshore Hotel.
Yasma is a Syrian/Lebanese restaurant located on the Coal Harbour seawall.
Address: 550 Denman Street
Cafe Villagio is coffee and pastry cafe. It serves coffee/expresso/tea drinks and pastries such as scones, muffins, and croissants.
Hours: 7am-5pm daily
Address: 1506 Coal Harbour Quay
Website: Cafe Villagio
Casa Dolce is a coffee and gelato cafe.
Hours: 9am-7pm daily
Address: 510 Nicola St
There is only 1 hotel, the Westin Bayshore, right on the Coal Harbour Seawall. This is a luxury hotel in which Howard Hughes, the famous billionaire used to live in!
These are a couple of bicycle rental shops and a scooter rental shop on the Coal Harbour Seawall.
Also, there is a Mobi Bicycle Share station one block from the Coal Harbour Seawall behind Harbour Green Park at the corner of Cordova and Bute Streets. Mobi is the Vancouver City backed bicycle share company.
Additionally, there are a number of bicycle rental shops on the 2 blocks along Denman Street at Georgia Street which is 1 block off of the Coal Harbour Seawall.
Coal Harbour Bike Rentals is a bicycle rental shop that rents hybrid, tandem, mountain, road, kids, and electric bicycles and sells new bicycles and accessories.
Hours: 9am-9pm daily
Address: 1570 Coal Harbour Quay
Website: Coal Harbour Bikes
Urban Waves Bike Rentals is a bicycle rental shop.
Address: 510 Nicola St. #120
Website: Urban Waves Bike Rentals Facebook
The Komagata Maru monument is a monument to a sad incident that happened in 1914.
The plaque says:
On May 23, 1914, the steamship Komagata maru arrived in Coal Harbour after a seven week crossing from Hong Kong via Japan. The ship was carrying 376 Indians from India and the Far East who claimed right of entry as citizens of the British Emprie. Most of the passengers were not permitted to land based on the "Continuous Passage Order" and other prejudicial regulations that prevented Indian immigration. While supporters campaigned for the passengers' right to disembark, the ship remained anchored approximately one kilometre offshore from where you are now standing. During this time, the Khalsa Diwan Society helped supply the passengers with food and water. On July 23rd, the Komagata Maru and its passengers were escorted out of the harbour by a Canadian navy vessel and sent back to India. The Komagata Maru incident was a catalyst for change to Canadian Citizenship and immigration laws. &bnsp;This monument reflects Canada's commitment to a nation where differences are respected and traditions are honoured.
The monument is located at the Vancouver Convention Centre end of the Coal Harbour Seawall.
LightShed is a unique sculpture located on the Coal Harbour Seawall.
This sculpture lights up at night.
Notice the small detailed features such as barnacles, seaweed, and mussels.
Look down to see the plaque.
The plaque says:
The form of this sculpture is based on the great freight shed located on the Vancouver City Wharf in Coal Harbour about a century ago. As a half-scale version it recalls the simple wooden building which stronged the industrial activity of the harbour in an earlier era.
The sculpture was commissioned by Grosvenor Canada Limited through Vancouver's Public Art Program and donated to the City of Vancouver upon its completion. It was cast in aluminum at the Harman Sculpture Foundry.
The Coal Harbour Fellowship Bell is a unique monument on the Coal Harbour Seawall.
Harbour Cruises runs boat cruises.
They have a Sunset Dinner Cruise, Indian Arm Luncheon Cruise, and Vancouver Harbour Tour. They have special charters for the Celebration of Lights fireworks. Additionally, they do private charters.
Address: 501 Denman St.
Website: Harbour Cruises
Bayshore West Marina offers annual and transient moorage.
Address: 450 Denman St.
Website: Bayshore West Marina
Spirit Cruises operates out of the Bayshore West Marina. They have dinner, carol ships, and fireworks cruises. They also do weddings, birthday parties, corporate, and special events.
Address: 450 Denman St.
Website: Spirit Cruises
There are some large charter boats at the Bayshore Marina.
Coal Harbour Marina is a large marina in Coal Harbour. Many yachts are moored here and some are for sale. &bnsp;Additonally, there is a marine supply store in the marina.
Address: 1525 Coal Harbour Quay
Website: Coal Harbour Marina
Harbour Green Dock is a public dock in front of the Coal Harbour Seawall in front of Harbour Green Park that is used for short stops.
NOTE: The dock is currently closed for rehabilitation.
The Coal Harbour Community Centre offers programs for all ages and abilities. They have multi-purpose rooms, gymnasium, dance studio, playground, and childcare. They also offer room rentals for weddings, corporate events, and meetings.
It is located right on the Coal Harbour Seawall and has a park on the roof!
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 9am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
Address: 480 Broughton St.
Website: Coal Harbour Community Centre
These are the frequently asked questions about the Coal Harbour Seawall.
The Coal Harbour Seawall is located right next to Coal Harbour in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The seawall runs between Stanley Park and the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.
No, the Coal Harbour Seawall is free to use. Additionally, the parks along the seawall, including the Children's Spray Park are also free to use. Obviously, restaurants and services along the seawall cost money.
The Coal Harbour Seawall is open 24 hours a day, but we recommend only visiting during the daytime until sunset. We don't recommend going on it late at night because it is not very well lit and there are not many people on it after dark.
There is short term meter parking on most of the streets in the Coal Harbour neighbourhood near the Coal Harbour Seawall.
There are a few parking lots a block or two off of the Coal Harbour Seawall.
There used to be a pay parking lot at the Coal Harbour Community Centre, but it is currently (in 2022) closed because a new school/subsized housing is being built next door.
Yes, there is extensive transit into Downtown Vancouver which is next to the Coal Harbour Seawall. The seawall is a short walk from most places in Downtown Vancouver.