• LOCATION 6 | Cycling the Stanley Park Seawall

    Harry Jerome Statue

    You are now approaching the 9-foot bronze statue of Harry Jerome.
    Please carefully pull over for a moment while I tell you about him and the harbour sites visible from this spot.

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    Jerome was Canada’s original “World’s Fastest Man”. He held 7 World Records including the 100m Sprint. His story, “The greatest comeback in Track and Field history” is documented in the movie “Mighty Jerome”. After Harry tore his quadricep he was told he might never walk again. He defied medical odds and won a bronze medal at the next olympics.
    Tragically Harry suffered a brain aneurysm while crossing the Lions Gate Bridge. He was only 42 years old when he died.

    From the statue you can often catch a view of the seaplanes landing in Coal Harbour. The planes are a popular and convenient form of transport from Vancouver Island to downtown Vancouver.

    Also from here we can view the iconic Chevron Fuel Barge I mentioned earlier. The barge with with its Chevron Logo is easy to spot in the middle of coal harbour.

    Another recognizable Vancouver Landmark is Canada Place. The five white sailed building was opened for the the 1986 World Expo.

    If you're ready to keep going, continue cycling along the seawall.

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Cycling the Stanley Park Seawall