There is a path going around the whole of False Creek which is part of the longer Vancouver Seaside Greenway, an uninterrupted waterfront pathway running from the Vancouver Convention Centre, along the Stanley Park Seawall to English Bay, and then around False Creek past Granville Island to Kitsilano Beach.
The entire False Creek section is approximately 8.5 km (or 5.3 miles) long and has many access points. A good starting point in downtown Vancouver is Sunset Beach Park near Burrard Bridge. From there, the path goes under Burrard Bridge, Granville Bridge and Cambie Bridge, past Science World and the Olympic Village and onwards to Granville Island and Kitsilano Beach Park. Returning to downtown Vancouver over Burrard Bridge is an option, or take one of the frequent ferry boats from Granville Island or Vanier Park Maritime Museum back to Sunset Beach.
The path is divided down the centre, with walkers and joggers required to keep on the side closest to the water, and cyclists and inline skaters on the other side.
Spinning Chandelier, BC artist Rodney Graham’s giant chandelier art installation under the north end of the Granville Bridge in Vancouver, illuminates, descends and spins for two minutes at noon, 4 pm and 9 pm daily.
The 4.2 metre-wide chandelier is made of stainless steel and over 600 polyurethane faux crystals, and was installed on the underside of Granville Bridge at Beach Avenue in 2019.
The $4.8 million piece of public art was sponsored by Westbank Corp, developer of the nearby Vancouver House condo tower.
Arthur Laing was a Canadian politician and Liberal Member of Parliament for Vancouver South between 1949 and 1953, and again from 1962 to 1972.
In 1953, he became leader of the BC Liberals and was elected to the British Columbia legislature to represent Vancouver-Point Grey from 1953 to 1956.
He was appointed by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau as a Senator of Canada in 1972.
The Arthur Laing Bridge over the North Arm of the Fraser River and connecting Granville Street in Vancouver with Sea Island in Richmond was named in his honour and officially opened on May 15th, 1976. The south end of the bridge is located close to his birthplace, Eburne, a community that once existed on the northeast corner of Sea Island.
Yes, you can walk over the Granville Street Bridge in Vancouver.
The walk, including bridge approaches is approximately 1 kilometer and offers views of downtown Vancouver, False Creek, and English Bay. Sidewalks on both sides are narrow, and may be shared with cyclists.
To reach Granville Island on foot, the best approach is to use the bridge’s east sidewalk, but use the crosswalk at the end to stay on Granville Street. Further along there will be steps on the left leading down to Granville Loop Park and from there walk back under the bridge towards Granville Island.