VANCOUVER TRAVEL GUIDE
WINTER IS OFFICIALLY OVER! Take a look back at this SUNNY WINTER WALK.
GUTOM WALKS Vancouver Convention Centre and Coal Harbour. Recorded February 3, 2021. This walk starts at Canada Place and goes WEST to Seawall Water Walk and to Jack Poole Plaza. This walk is easy and close to the Skytrain and Waterfront.
Both Vancouver Convention Centre and Canada Place are considered Vancouver Convention Centre. The new building is called West Building, however most people just call it the Convention Centre. This building was opened in 2009 for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
On this walk you will see nice mountain and water views, restaurants and public art.
Public Art – The Drop – Inges Idee, 2009.
Steel sculpture 65-foot (20m)
Good PUB! Mahony & Sons! Best view too!
Good Brunch! De Dutch! Dutch style pancakes and more!
Public Art – LightShed – Sculpture by Liz Magor
View of Coal Harbour. From here you can continue walking along this path and it will take you to Denman Street or to Stanley Park. In 1862 there used to be coals here. “Coal Harbour was known as Blueblood Alley because of the many large mansions along it.” – Wikipedia
Walking back to the Convention Centre going East.
The roof of the Convention Centre is known for being GREEN with grass!
This area is called Jack Poole Plaza. It is famous for the Winter Olympic Cauldron. Olympic celebrations took take place and many more after the event like the Vancouver Christmas Market.
The Winter Olympic Cauldron was made for the 2010 Winter Olympics. It is lit for special events. 32.8 ft (10 m) tall “The Cauldron was provided by FortisBC through a legacy investment and partnership with the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committees.” – Wikipedia
Cactus Club is a chain of Vancouver of restaurants. Good for beer and burgers, even steak.
Public Art – Digital Orca – 2009 Douglas Coupland.
Overall, the convention centre walk at Coal Harbour is a nice easy stroll for locals and tourists that has lots of photo opportunities of Vancouver’s beautiful mountains and water. The path will take you to West End – Denman Street and Robson Street, or around Stanley Park. The walk is conveniently located close to the Skytrain at Waterfront Station, Waterfront Centre.
Have fun walking in Vancouver!