Stanley Park Seawall

Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 3B3

Stanley Park Seawall

Stanley Park Seawall Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is Vancouver’s iconic walk: an easy, flat path that circumnavigates the 405 hectares (1,000 acres) of Stanley Park. Along the paved, easy-to-follow trail, a scenic blend of mountain views and saltwater shoreline unfold.

Plus there are historical sites, wildlife sightings, and picnic spots to relish. Best of all, the route is always busy
with Vancouverites and visitors—this is where you come to be part of the city."

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The Seawall pretty well wraps all the way around Stanley Park. It's paved with half of the sidewalk for pedestrians and the other half for cyclists. If you want a shorter stroll, start or end at the north end near the water park instead of completing the full circuit. Parking is plentiful throughout the park, but it's all paid.

This is a paved walk, though. You'll get good views of the water, but if you want to connect with nature, you'll need to look into the network of trails that run in and around Stanley Park itself. You'll find some really old growth forest in there.
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As a Mountainbiker from Texas who just spent a week in Whistler, riding throughout the Vancouver City, and Stanley Park was a nice treat. The city made of glass high rise buildings, and beautiful landscaping. This is one sweet city, with lots a night life. I did it just before the olympics - NICE.
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A very fun trail indeed. At night is the best time to go because of the cities beautiful lights reflect off of the water. May you bike, walk or blade you'll have a good time. I gave this trail a four star rating because there isn't any challenge whatsoever. It is a great thing to see and do and maybe you'll catch some ocean wildlife. A fun, easy trail that shouldn't be missed.

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2-3 hours
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, 2099 Beach Ave., Vancouver, BC, V6G 1Z4; 311 locally or (604) 873-7000;
Local Contacts
The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation ( culture.aspx) produces a park map with trail names included. A topo-graphic map (92G6) is available through the National Topographic System and online at
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