VANCOUVER – Downtown


      Jan-01 – Dec-31

START POINT: JJ Bean Coffee, 1188 Alberni St   V6E 1A5
DISTANCES: 5,6,7,10 &11k                      RATING: 2A/2B
REGISTRATION: Daily: 08:00 – 20:00
PROGRAM: Famous Canadian Walk, Dock & Walk, Bridges
DIRECTIONS: By car: Go along West Georgia St. Start Point (at corner of Bute St) is between Robson St & West Georgia St & 2 blocks west of Burrard St. By Transit: Take any bus that goes along West Georgia St & stop at West Georgia & Bute. Start point is within walking distance from Burrard, Granville & Vancouver City Centre SkyTrain stations.
INFORMATION: Ask staff for Walk Box (in back office). There are 5 routes.

  • Downtown & West End (rating 2A): Eastern Loop 6K goes through Canada Place, Gastown (Famous Canadian – Captain John ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton) & part of Chinatown; Western Loop 5k goes along Coal Harbour & through residential West End.
  • Chinatown 10k (rating 2B): Part of the Eastern Loop from Canada Place, Gastown (Famous Canadian – Captain John ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton) extending to Chinatown, Strathcona & CRAB Park.
  • Lost Lagoon-Blue Heron Colony 10k (rating 2B): Part of the Western Loop from Convention Centre to Coal Harbour, see Lord Stanley welcoming you into Stanley Park, then to Lost Lagoon passing the Rhododendron Garden, Heron Colony & English Bay.

  • Science World 10k (rating 2B): Walk along the Seawall passing Sunset Beach, to the Roundhouse, Science World & to Terry Fox Plaza (Famous Canadian – Terry Fox). 7k (rating 2B) route available but will only go to the Roundhouse and Yaletown.

  • Christmas Lights 10k (rating 2B): This walk is only available after the first week in December. Best time to do this walk is late afternoon. Route goes through Downtown Vancouver to  “CHRISTMAS AT CANADA PLACE”, along the Seaside Greenway to the “Bright Nights” in Stanley Park. Return via Beach Avenue and pass the LIGHTS OF HOPE at St. Paul’s Hospital.

Shorter route options: (1) Downtown – West End route – Western Loop (5k) & Eastern Loop (6k); (2) Science World (7k) which only goes to Roundhouse & Yaletown