Jan-01 – Dec-31

START POINT: Picnic Shelter  John Lawson Park @ Argyle & 16th St, West Vancouver
DISTANCES: 5,6,10,13k                         RATING: 2A/2B
REGISTRATION: No walk box is available. To register online: click here to download the Registration Form. Save the completed registration form and email,  as an attachment, to: vancouverventurers@gmail.com Walk route instructions, maps and payment procedures will be sent to you by email. For labels (book stamping), you will receive inserts by email once payment is received.
CONTACT: vancouverventurers@gmail.com
PROGRAMS: Art in Public Places, Famous Canadians, Moving Waters
DIRECTIONS: By car: Cross Lions Gate Bridge to West Vancouver. From Marine Dr, turn left on 15th St for one block. Parking available on 1400 and 1500 block of Argyle Avenue – 3-hour time limit on Mon to Sat. No time limit on Sundays. By transit: From Granville SkyTrain Station, walk south to West Georgia St. Take bus #250 (Horseshoe Bay). On Marine Dr, get off at 15th St & walk one block to 16th St and then turn left towards water.
INFORMATION: There are four routes:


  1. Architecture and Historical Walk 6,10k (rating 2A) – This is a wonderful easy, sometimes breezy, walk along the lower road of Dundarave, West Bay and Altamont neighborhoods. You will encounter beautiful scenery, huge cedars, lovely lavish gardens, quaint tucked-away beaches and architecturally-renowned mansions. Along the route, fascinating “Fun Facts for Free” are noted. (If interested in knowing a little bit more, a separate page will be offered by the host). There are some stairs, some small steps and just the right number of hills to make it interesting.
  2. Capilano River 10/13k (rating: 2B) – This walk goes through “villages” of Ambleside and Park Royal with interesting shops and eateries. Then walk north along the edge of the Capilano River, a salmon-spawning river, in West Vancouver crossing over to North Vancouver and continue along the river all the way up close to Upper Levels (Highway 1). Return to West Vancouver via an overpass close to the mouth of the river with panoramic views of English Bay and Vancouver. Enjoy more views along Ambleside Park/Beach all the way to Centennial Seawalk. There is an option to cross Lions Gate Bridge. This will add another 3k to the walk.
  3. Dundarave 5k/10k (rating: 2B) – The Western loop goes through “village” of Dundarave, Memorial Park, Dundarave Park and along Centennial Seawalk. The Eastern loop goes through “villages” of Ambleside, Park Royal and along the edge of Ambleside Park. Both loops have interesting shops and eateries, and offer great views of English Bay and Vancouver.
  4. Lions Gate Bridge – Prospect Point 10k (rating: 2A) – This is an extension of the Eastern loop which goes through “villages” of Ambleside and Park Royal. Then cross Lions Gate Bridge to Prospect Point in Stanley Park. Return via the beach in Ambleside Park. The route offers panoramic views of Burrard Inlet and Vancouver.

All routes offer great views of English Bay, Stanley Park & Vancouver. Dogs not allowed on some paths.