The Centennial Seawalk is a stunning 5.0 km out-and-back trail that follows closely along the shoreline of West Vancouver and is accessible year-round. This route is perfect for those who want an easy trail within the city that offers beautiful views of the Burrard Inlet, Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park. This trail passes by several beaches and is a prime location for watching a spectacular summer sunset.
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Route Description for Centennial Seawalk
The Centennial Seawalk is a moderately trafficked trail in West Vancouver that follows closely alongside the shoreline and offers beautiful views out over the waters of the Burrard Inlet. Popular for sunrise/sunset walks, it’s best to arrive early to this trail to secure parking and beat the crowds.
Setting out from Ambleside Park, walk along Argyle Avenue for 300 m until you get to the trails at Millenium Park. Follow the trail into the park on your left, as it makes its way closer to the water. Continue straight along the trail as it hugs the coastline and offers beautiful views out across the water that are made even better with the backdrop of a picturesque sunset.
Continue to make your way along the coastal path, making sure to look back to see the iconic Lions Gate Bridge behind you. After crossing McDonald Creek, the Centennial Seawalk will meander along the water’s edge for 1.5 km, ending up at Dundarave Park with its popular beach. After exploring the area, turn back and continue along the same trail, this time with the imposing view of the Lions Gate Bridge before you. Looking to your right, you will see Stanley Park across the water and before you know it, you will be back at the trailhead of the Centennial Seawalk.
Getting to the Centennial Seawalk Trailhead
To get to the trailhead for the Centennial Seawalk from Vancouver, drive north on BC-1A/BC-99 N and cross over the Lions Gate Bridge. Drive straight and follow the ramp to continue on Marine Drive. In 1.7 km, turn left onto 13th Street, which will veer left and become Argyle Avenue. The parking area will be on your left.
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