Starting at the Vancouver Rowing Club, you continue on past the
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and HMCS Discovery , a naval reserve base. As you
walk along this area, there is a good view of
Downtown Vancouver across Coal
As you carry on, Coal Harbour widens out into Burrard Inlet and the world famous
Stanley Park Totem Poles are located across the road from the seawall. If you
want to shorten the walk, you can cut off Brockton Point by walking past the
totems until you return to the seawall. By carrying on along the seawall you
will come across a statue of Harry Jerome, a famous local athlete. Further on,
you pass the Nine O'clock gun on your way to Brockton Point.
When you get to Brockton Point, there is a Lighthouse and your first view of
Lions Gate Bridge and North Vancouver . As you head for Lumberman's Arch , you
pass the statue of the Swimmer and the figurehead from the SS Empress of Japan,
a commercial ship that used to travel in local waters. A detour up the hill
takes you to Lumberman's Arch, a huge arch made from a tree trunk. You'll also
Water Park for the kids and a concession stand for a snack or lunch.
As you leave Lumberman's Arch, Lions Gate Bridge approaches. Eventually, you
pass under the bridge to find another lighthouse. As you get closer to
Third Beach, you come upon Siwash Rock, a finger of rock coming out of the water. This
is a landmark because a local first nations poet, Pauline Johnson, had her ashes
spread on Siwash Rock when she died.
A little further on, you come to Third Beach. you could stop at a concession
stand and have a hot dog. Past Third Beach, you walk along a rocky beach until
you get to Ferguson Point where you will find the
Restaurant in case you want something more substantial.
After you pass Ferguson Point, you pass from a view of Burrard Inlet to
English Bay. Soon, you come to
Second Beach. There is a
Swimming Pool here but there is
an admission fee. A large grassy area is popular with families for its
playgrounds with swings and such and concession facilities.
Here, you leave the shoreline to cross the base of the peninsula that forms
Stanley Park. You cross Stanley Park Drive and go through a garden area to Lost
Lagoon, a favourite place to feed the ducks and geese. Take the right fork when
you get to Lost Lagoon. When you get to the end of the lake, there is a
Translink bus loop.
Or follow the path to the seawall and return to the Vancouver Rowing Club, where
you started. Congratulations six miles is a long walk!