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Vancouver By Bike: From Stanley Park To Spanish Banks

Exploring Vancouver by bike: from Stanley Park to Granville Island market will be a valuable and delicate experience. For those who are seeking tranquility, this is an ideal trip to free your mind for a while.

Aim To Become A Green City


Starting in 2019, the Greenest City Action Plan aimed to create Vancouver the earth’s greenest city. Since then, the group of regional experts has worked hard to achieve the goal.

In 2015, they accomplished the final extension of the ocean wall with the divided pedestrian and bike lanes. Now, you can go along its length starting from the Vancouver Convention Center to the boundless sandy shores of Spanish Banks. 

Canada Place To Denman Street – Vancouver By Bike


Canada Place is the cruise ship harbor in central Vancouver. From this place, you can ride all the way to Stanley Park.

Slightly weaving your route through the conventioneers and the buskers that appear close to Canada Place. Then, choose to cycle on the bike trail at the Southwest junction of the Vancouver Convention Center.

The building’s North side provides you with a fantastic view of the active port. Things such as orange cranes towering over their containers, ferries going through the channel to North Vancouver, the roar of departing floatplanes, etc. You will feel how lively your city is.

It takes you just a few minutes’ rides from Canada Place to Stanley Park,  curving around the Coal Harbour Marina, then the Westin Bayshore. Expect bike and foot traffic. However, after passing through the lighthouse at Brockton Point, the traffic noticeably thins out.

You will find it tranquil going along this path. The forest of Stanley Park rises tall on one side and soaring mountains are right across the entrance.

Canada Place To Granville Island


If you are seeking a longer trip, you can change your route to  Granville Island market. The ride will take you approximately 90 minutes. 

Still starting from the sea wall, passing the English Bay on Burrard Street Bridge with Art Deco-style. Then, going into False Creek. You will see a very distinct set of moments and scenes of Vancouver here.

Only about 10 minutes further on the ocean wall, near the ending spot of False Creek, you will see the city square in Olympic Village. You know you reach the place when you catch “The Birds” statue. It is a house sparrow sculptured couple below 20 feet tall. 

If you want to have lunch, try peach and rosemary tart from Terra Breads Cafe. Don’t forget to grab a coffee while riding around the area.

Canada Place To Spanish Banks – Vancouver By Bike


This route is the most extended version of the ocean wall ride. As a result, it will take you more than 2 hours to reach Spanish Banks and turn back.

Carrying on from Granville Island’s West side, circling Vanier Park, then past the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Spend some time looking at the legacy boats tied up at Elsje Point. 

Keep on passing Kitsilano Beach park, you will find Spanish Banks open up ahead. It is a vast stripe of lush coast and golden sand seaside that stretches its way toward the west.

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