2020-11-16 UPDATE: The Stanley Park Seawall will be closed from Third Beach to Prospect Point Mondays to Fridays from Nov 16, 2020 to Dec 4, 2020 for rock scaling. It will be open on weekends.
The Stanley Park Seawall runs 9 kilometres around the entire park along the waterfront. People walk, run, bicycle, rollerblade, and skateboard on the seawall. There is magnificent scenery and many attractions, statues, plaques, and benches along the seawall. The seawall is possibly the most popular attraction of Stanley Park!
The Stanley Park Seawall starts (0km) at the end of Coal Harbour near the Fallen Tree and ends at English Bay (9km). There are plaques all along the way indicating which kilometre you are at.
There are 2 clearly marked lanes in the Stanley Park Seawall: walking lane and the Bicycle/rollerblade/skateboard lane. Motorized vehicles are prohibited from the seawall. You can walk both directions around Stanley Park, but the bicycle/rollerblade/skateboard lane is ONE DIRECTION..counter-clockwise! This is because the lane is not wide enough to support bicycles in both directions.
Construction of the seawall started in 1914 after the Federal Government and the Vancouver Parks board authorized it.
In 2018, a $4.5 million dollar restoration 2 phase project to fix the Stanley Park Seawall started. The first phase included fixes to the seawall at Sunset Beach and English Bay and is scheduled to be completed by August 2018. The second phase will start later in 2018.
The Stanley Park Seawall connects to both the Coal Harbour Seawall and English Bay Seawall so you can actually go more than 9km if you wish.
The seawall is relatively flat. There is a slight incline from Hallelujah Point to Brockton Point Lighthouse.
It takes about 3-4 hours to casually walk the entire seawall.
It takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to casually bicycle the entire seawall.
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