VANCOUVER WALKING TOUR
NEW SERIES WALKING IN VANCOUVER
Vancouver is a very walkable city with many bike and pedestrian paths. In this video, we walk along False Creek from Cambie Bridge to Olympic Village.
Cambie Street Bridge aka Cambie Bridge takes you over False Creek into downtown Vancouver. The bridge opened December 8, 1985, and replaced 2 bridges that were built in 1911, and 1891.
Cambie Bridge has a good walking and bike path, and offers nice views. Pacific Blvd takes you along BC Place Stadium and Rogers Arena. It also goes to Burrard Bridge and Stanley Park.
Under the Cambie Street bridge is Coopers’ Park. A playground and basketball court, with bike and walking paths that will take you around False Creek.
Careful crossing the bike paths!
False Creek is a short inlet in the heart of Vancouver. In the 1950s False Creek was at the centre of industrial activity but now it is famous for luxury apartment buildings. The water is nice looking but NOT safe for swimming!
The Plaza of Nations was a outdoor event space plaza. It was part of the British Columbia Pavilion during Expo ’86. This area used to be popular in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. It was demolished in 2007 but some pieces remain.
BC Place Opened in 1983 known for inflatable bubble roof. The roof was replaced with retractable roof in 2011. BC Place is home to the BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps.
Rogers Arena is home of the Vancouver Canucks! Back in the day the NBA team Vancouver Grizzlies played at GM Place.
Science World aka Telus World of Science is a museum exhibit space. It was built and used as the Expo Centre for Expo 86 world’s fair. Science World is popular with students and families. There are even Corporate parties hosted at Science World.
Olympic Village was accommodation for Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Winter Paralympic games and now is a very popular community with million dollar views of False Creek and downtown Vancouver.