5 lovely seawall stops in Vancouver

1) Girl in a Wetsuit

Located on the northeastern section of the Seawall, Girl in a Wetsuit is a life-size bronze sculpture by Elek Imredy. There’s some controversy over the piece as it closely resembles the Little Mermaid statue found in Copenhagen. On close inspection you can see the goggles on the girl’s head and flippers on her feet.

statue by the Vancouver seawall 'Girl in a Wetsuit'
Madeleine Deaton

2743 Stanley Park Drive

2) The Teahouse in Stanley Park

The Teahouse in Stanley Park is towered by trees one side and has amazing views of the ocean and mountains on the other. While not quite fine dining, the restaurant is refined and romantic, serving brunch, lunch and dinner. This is a great spot to watch the sunset.

The Teahouse in Stanley Park

3) Siwash Rock

The iconic Siwash Rock is the only sea stack for miles. This basalt rock exists due to a volcanic dike that formed in the sandstone and mudstone foundation, forcing hot magma up. According to the Squamish people’s historical account, the rock is testament to a man named Sklash’s dedication to fatherhood.

Siwash Rock by the seawall in Vancouver
Kyle Pearce

Stanley Park

http://vancouver.ca

4) Brockton Point Lighthouse

One of two lighthouses in Stanley Park, Brockton Point Lighthouse overlooks the Burrard Inlet. The first lighthouse was built in 1890 and had one keeper, Davy Jones, who is credited for saving many from drowning in the busy harbour. The current lighthouse was built in 1914 and runs automatically. Don’t forget to look up! The lighthouse sits right above the Seawall path.

Brockton Point Lighthouse in Vancouver

Stanley Park Road

http://vancouver.ca

5) Second Beach Pool

After a long run, walk or ride on the Seawall, Second Beach Pool is always a good idea. The heated outdoor freshwater pool is open May to September. With lifeguards on duty and two waterslides, it’s a great spot for families. Additionally, there is a section for 50-metre lanes for those looking to get in some aquatic exercise.

Second Beach Pool in Vancouver
Colin Knowles

735 Stanley Park Drive

+1 604 257 8371

http://vancouver.ca

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