May Update - Seawall Construction

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Closure of a large section of the South False Creek Seawall will be in effect from January through late spring 2017, resulting in reduced access to Granville Island.

Please refer to the City of Vancouver's Transportation page for details and detours.

See below for the City of Vancouver's May construction update


  • Construction in Sutcliffe Park is almost complete and the seawall will reopen before the Victoria Day long weekend. The path through Sutcliffe Park has been widened from 5 to 6 metres and new pathway lighting has been installed. Parks Board staff are now replanting the gardens, and new benches and a water fountain will be installed shortly.
  • Please note that Charleson is now closed to private vehicles. For short trips in the neighbourhood, consider walking through Charleson Park, or walking or biking along the seawall. For driving trips, 6th Avenue can be used as an alternate to Charleson.
  • To enable full public use of the seawall during the summer months, there will be no construction from mid-May until the end of August. Construction will resume in September. The eastern end of the construction closure from the wooden wharf to the Castings has been temporarily paved, and will be rebuilt in the fall with pavers on the walking path and asphalt on the cycling path. New cherry trees will also be planted in the fall. The new path design will soon be available for viewing at



The City and Vancouver Park Board are improving conditions for people walking and cycling along the South False Creek Seawall between Cambie Bridge and Burrard Bridge. The South False Creek Seawall is the oldest section of Vancouver's Seaside Greenway, dating back to 1975. It has a unique character and carries a high volume of people walking and cycling, especially in the summer months. Upgrades will be completed in segments throughout 2017, with no construction during the summer months. 

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