Seawall Bike Tour

seawall panorama

Nowhere can you experience the sheer beauty of Vancouver than from its seawall.  The Vancouver seawall is completely bike-friendly.

Proposed Itinerary          

Meet up at local bike rental shop at Georgia and Denman.
Rent bikes and begin cycling Vancouver's seawall.  Visit Coal Harbour, nestled between Vancouver's downtown peninsula and 2000 acre Stanley Park.
Enter Stanley Park and cruise seawall.
Stop at the First Nations totem poles, BC's most visited tourist attraction.
Continue cruising the seawall or take a diversion and circle Beaver Lake, an amazing oasis within the city, to discover diverse habitats of coniferous forests and boggy wetlands.
Exit Stanley park at picturesque English Bay and see the many freighters at anchor, awaiting to enter Vancovuer harbour. English Bay is on the edge of Vancouver's West End neighbourhood and is a popular sunbathing, swimming and sunset-watching beach.
The next area on our tour is Sunset Beach with it's view across the water toward Vanier Park and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (Vancouver Planetarium).
As we leave Sunset Beach and continue along the seawall, we enter one of Vancouver's newest neighbourhoods, Yaletown, with a stop to visit the old Roundhouse, a building of major historical significance to the city of Vancouver. Now a community centre unlike any other in Canada. The Roundhouse also houses Engine 374, the first passenger train to enter Vancouver on May 23, 1887.
The seawall now continues around Vancouver's False Creek, through Coopers' Park, previous site of a Cooperage which, in its heyday, was the largest manufacturer of barrels in the British Empire.
We now approach Science World, a legacy building from the 1986 World's Fair and which now features many permanent interactive exhibits and displays.
A short ride from Science World brings us to Olympic Village, built to house the athletes of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games hosted by the city of Vancouver and Whistler. Now converted to condminiums, Olympic Village is one of the greenest communities in the world, making Vancouver a leader in sustainable development.
The seawall now leads us along the south shore of False Creek towards Granville Island, a peninsula which once was an industrial manufacturing area but, today, is now a hotspot for tourism and entertainment.  Some time will be available to explore the public market on the island, together with many of the day vendors and artists offering local Vancouver goods.  
CHECK AVAILABILITYY
Following our visit to Granville Island, we return to the north shore of False Creek on one of the many ferries which ply the waters.  Once back at Sunset Beach, we return to the bike rental store.  Alternatively, you are free to continue to use your bikes once the tour has ended.
 
Times and Places

Meet-up

Denman and West Georgia Streets - bike rental store.

Tour Ends

Same as meet-up location or other suitable location if you would like to continue touring on your bikes. This is better arranged prior to departing in case of additional bike rental charges.

Duration

3-4 hours

Cancellation

Subject to 48 h cancellation with 20% administration fee.

 
Tour Cost 

  

Choose up to 6 persons:     Price quoted is in Canadian Dollars.

Full tour price is payable with most major credit cards via

Not yet signed up with Paypal?  Sign up for free today!

What's Included

This tour includes my services to help you get set up with bikes, guide you on your tour and point out the sights.

Also included is the cost of the ferry to transport you and your bike across False Creek near the end of the tour.

Extra Costs

$25 approximately per person for bike rental cost, depending on style of bike and duration of rental.  $5-10 for any snacks you want to purchase along the way.

 
Other Details

  

Tour Type: City, Cycling, Shore Excursion.

Activity Level: Moderate - minimal hills - mostly all done at sea level.

Kid Friendly: Yes. This is a super activity for kids of all ages.  No riding in traffic and the bike rental store offers various kinds of child carrriers.

Language: English

Maximum Persons: 6


See our OtherToursCheck AvailabilityTour Inquiry