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Walk around Coal Harbour

Walking in Vancouver

Walk around Coal Harbour

This is a 5.89 km circular route. It is a must for those interested in a glimpse of what Vancouver has to offer. Along the waterfront you will pass prominent buildings and an intricate network of lush green spaces all sharing the accessible, multiuse seawall.

Coal Harbour Vancouver
The walk starts and finishes at Canada Place, an "Inspirationally Canadian" destination and hub of economic activity in Vancouver. Also home to a Cruise Ship Terminal, this elegant epicentre holds a distinguished place on the waterfront and hosts many special events for the public throughout the year. Your walk will travel along the Canada Place Promenade and tour past historical points of interest which are marked by educational plaques.

Vancouver Convention Center Travelling west along the waterfront you will come to the newly renovated Vancouver Convention Center . This award winning building won the title of "World's Best Conference Centre" in both 2002 and 2008, and is considered to be one of the most green convention centres in the world. The commitment to green technology is evident when viewing the building's "living roof" from its west side. Featuring seawater heating and cooling, on-site water treatment, and a fish habitat built into the foundation; the Vancouver Convention Centre is a truly inspirational masterpiece of sustainable design.

As you continue along the seawall the green theme continues.

As you reach the end of the seawall portion of this walk you will find Marina Square Park, a restful and attractive place to visit at the foot of Denman Street. Make sure to check out Devonian Harbour Park the gateway to world famous Stanley Park.

At this point, you can choose to retrace your footsteps along the seawall or return to your starting point by way of Robson Street.
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The return route via Robson Street is outlined below.

From Marina Square Park walk south along Denman Street until you reach Robson Street . This unique strip is famous for its eclectic mix of shops and is a favoured destination for tourists as well as locals.

Travelling east you will pass premier fashion retailers and many fine dining restaurants and Hotels like the Empire Landmark Hotel, Listel Hotel, and Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver.

When you turn left at Burrard Street you will begin to travel north and pass the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver . "Like the city that surrounds it, the hotel is rich in history, resplendent in natural beauty, vibrant and cosmopolitan".

At Georgia Street you will notice the Christ Church Cathedral . Over 100 years old and still in service, this Heritage building is a true marvel.

From this vantage point on Georgia Street you can also take in the magnitude of Metro Vancouver's tallest structure, the Shangri La Hotel . It is a mixed use high rise standing at 201 meters, and it contains 62 storeys. This skyscraper is the 11th tallest building in Canada, and is known for its luxurious 5 star hotel.

As you continue further south down Burrard Street you will notice an impressive grouping of structures known collectively as The five Bentall buildings

Turn right at Hastings and you will come to The Marine Building.

At the intersection of Hastings Street and Hornby Street you will find The Vancouver Club . Established in 1889, the Vancouver Club is a vital part of professional life in Vancouver and a cornerstone in the careers of the city's most distinguished achievers. In the heart of the business district, this prestigious place is now an "A" class heritage building.

At this point in the walk, you will turn left and continue south along the greenway at the foot of Hornby Street. Crossing Cordova Street you will soon return to your starting point at Canada Place on Waterfront Road.  

Hotels near Stanley Park
The Sylvia Hotel 
Historic Hotel across the Street from English Bay and Stanley Park
Best Western Sands Hotel
at the corner of Denman and Davie Street over looking English Bay and the Park
Coast Plaza Hotel
High rise Hotel on Denman Street two blocks from the Park.
Listel Hotel Vancouver 
Boutique Hotel on Robson only a few blocks away from the Park.
Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel
On West Hastings with great views from your Hotel window
Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver
on the waterfront over looking Stanley Park and Burrard Inlet
Westin Bayshore Hotel 
Resort Hotel right at Stanley Park's entrance with its own park like setting
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Vancouver
New Hotel a few blocks from the entrance to Stanley Park
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel Downtown Vancouver
New Hotel located at Coal Harbour
Times Square Suites Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver Suite Hotel near Stanley Park
Rosellen Suite in Vancouver
All Suite Hotel blocks from Stanley Park in Vancouver