Bike Vancouver – Part 2 of 2

Engraved bike sign along the route of Vancouver Convention Centre

Bike signage chiseled into concrete along the route of Vancouver Convention Centre. It’s on there for good.

If you are ever heading to Vancouver to bike, you should never skip the Seaside Bicycle Route. It is the best way to see the beauties of Vancouver and it will take you to many tourist attractions such as the new Vancouver Convention Centre, Stanley Park, English Bay and Granville Island. The route also takes you through local towns such as Coal Harbor, West End, Yaletown and Kitsilano. It is 15 miles or 24 km long, separated far away from noisy cars and next to the shore the entire way through.

However, on some sections of the Seaside Bicycle Route bicyclists have to share it with pedestrians (better than sharing it with motorists though). Because there are so many interesting and breathtaking sites to see, it may take the whole day, so you may want to separate the trip into a couple of days which we did.

The bike route starts at either end of

The blue line indicates the Seaside Bicycle Route which is 15 miles/24 km long.

If anything, you must not skip riding on the seawall of Stanley Park (see video above). It’s spectacularly wonderful! There are a lot of bike rentals in the area if you need to rent a bike.

An Aquabus ferry that accepts bicycles. Look for that big bicycle sign.

An Aquabus ferry that accepts bicycles. Look for that big bicycle sign.

You could cross over False Creek to cut your trip shorter by hopping on the Aquabus or False Creek Ferries at designated terminals.  The fares are pretty reasonable and they make frequent pickups. The Aquabus accepts bicycles but not False Creek Ferries.

The popular Olympic symbol for 2012.

The popular Olympic symbol for 2012.

Canadians biking near the English Bay.

Canadians biking near the English Bay.

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What a beautiful day!

Sunsetting on the English Bay.

Sunsetting on the English Bay.

Bicycle route along Stanley Park.

Bicycle route along Stanley Park.

Pretty cool that a street is named Penny Farthing.

Pretty cool that a street is named Penny Farthing!

Interesting park at a new neighborhood of Creekside.

Interesting park at a contemporary neighborhood of False Creek.

Located outside of the Science World museum, this bike rack is powered by solar panel.

Located outside of the Science World museum, this bike rack is powered by solar panel.

My Brompton is sunbathing on Kitsilano Beach.

My Brompton is sunbathing on Kitsilano Beach.

After a nice ride, you have to go this place that serves delicious Belgian waffles. It is called Nero Belgian Waffle Bar, located in the West End neighborhood.

After a nice ride, you have to go to this place that serves the best Belgium waffles called Nero in the West End.

Yes, Nero Belgian Waffles Bar welcomes bicyclists.

Farewell Vancouver! Till next time.

Farewell Vancouver! Till next time.

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