Stanley Park sits on the northern tip of Vancouver, just north of the city center, making it easy to visit during a day of sightseeing. As you walk along the Seawall, you can wander off at your leisure to check out the park’s inland hiking trails and attractions such as Vancouver Aquarium, Prospect Point Lookout, the Totem Poles, or Rose Garden.
Biking tours, private city tours, and other activities are available if you’d like to explore the Seawall with a guide. Some Stanley Park tours, food tours, sightseeing cruises, and photography tours also provide the chance to see or visit the Seawall.
Things to know before you go
*The Seawall pathways are mostly flat, making it suitable for the whole family. *Informational panels are spaced out along the Seawall to provide facts about Vancouver. *Make sure to stay in the proper lane for your activity—walkers and joggers are in one lane while cyclists and inline skaters have another reserved lane. *It generally takes one hour to bike around Stanley Park and two to three hours to walk.
How to get there
Starting at Coal Harbour, head into the park and follow the Seawall in a counter-clockwise direction. There are also city bus stops within the park.
When to get there
The Seawall is a very popular place for both locals and visitors, so try to go on a weekday if you want to avoid the crowds. For sunset views, head to the section that runs along the west side of the park and faces the sea.