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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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