• LOCATION 19 | Cycling the Stanley Park Seawall

    False Creek

    As you continue heading south east, we get our first views of the art deco Burrard Street Bridge, the entrance into False Creek.
    False Creek was once an inlet that extended much further east. Eventually the land was reclaimed, turning it into a bay.
    Explorers thought they had discovered a creek, but when it came to an abrupt end, it was given the name "False" Creek.

    False Creek was once a barren, industrial wasteland, but the area was used as the site for Expo 86. Expo was the single biggest catalyst in creating the city we see today. This world's fair introduced the World to Vancouver, and essentially jump started the tourism industry for the city. The Skytrain was built for Expo and is the oldest and one of the longest fully automated rapid transit systems in the world.

    To your right, across the bay is the neighborhood of Kitsilano, or Kits to the locals. The seawall path continues past Kits all the way to UBC.

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Cycling the Stanley Park Seawall