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THE UNOFFICIAL SEAWALL

CANADA PLACE to DEVONIAN HARBOUR PARK

Author's note: When I use the term `official', I am actually referring to the `original' Seawall.

Since its official opening in `71 (Sept. 26), both ends of the `original' Seawall have been extended. No one seems to know, exactly, where the original ends were.

When I say `Unofficial' I am referring to these latter day extensions.

In February of `03, when I was writing this story, I was told by the Park Board that, in years to come, all of what I call `unofficial', and what I call `unofficial, unofficial' will become official.

In fact, plans are in the works to extend (my) South Eastern unofficial further East, as far as Spanish Banks.

(Cyclists going through an intersection.)
CYCLISTS EXIT BURRARD STREET AND ENTER COAL HARBOUR ROAD,
THE EASTERN END OF THE `UNOFFICIAL` SEAWALL.

CAN YOU TELL; HOW MANY; AND WHICH, TRAFFIC LAWS THEY ARE VIOLATING?

OTHER SECTIONS OF THE SEAWALL


(FROM NORTH EAST TO SOUTH WEST)

CRAB PARK to
CANADA PLACE
DEVONIAN HARBOUR PARK
to BROCKTON POINT
BROCKTON POINT to
LIONS GATE BRIDGE
LIONS GATE BRIDGE
to SECOND BEACH
SECOND BEACH
to BURRARD STREET
BURRARD STREET
to CAMBIE STREET
CAMBIE STREET
to CAMBIE STREET
CAMBIE STREET
to GRANVILLE ISLAND
GRANVILLE ISLAND
to KITSALANO

DESTINATIONS ALONG THIS SECTION OF THE SEAWALL


(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
Burrard St. Canada Place Chilco St. Coal Harbour Coal Harbour Community Centre Coal Harbour Quay
Convention Centre Dead Man's Island Devonian Harbour Park Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Sea Plane Terminal Stanley Park Vancouver Rowing Club

THE `UNOFFICIAL' SEAWALL

Coal Harbour

Canada Place to Chilco Street.

Unofficially, the Seawall extends East from the Sea Plane Terminal, or at least where it was temporarily located in February of `03, where Canada Place joins Waterfront Rd., to the division between Devonian Harbour Park and Stanley Park . Approximately in line with Chilco Street.

This section of Seawall, finished but for the Eastern end, is a ten year project by the real estate division of the C. P. R.

Starting at; Canada Place, in the East, it follows the shore of Coal Harbour, to Devonian Harbour Park, in the West.

Unlike other sections of the seawall, that have naturally flowing curves, this section has many abrupt turns and right angle corners.

The Seaplane base, shared by Harbour Air and, Baxter Aviation, will be moved further West, in years to come, as the land that they now use for the parking of vehicles will become a new convention center.

(Waterfront Rd. underneath Canada Place meets Coal Harbour Rd.)
THE SHORTEST ROAD IN TOWN. COAL HARBOUR ROAD DROPS DOWN FROM CANADA PLACE WAY. (Left) WATERFRONT RD. COMES OUT FROM UNDER BURRARD ST. (Right)
(Seaplanes, docked.)
WITHIN A FEW YEARS A CONVENTION CENTER WILL REPLACE THE SEAPLANE BASE.
IN THE FOREGROUND A TEMPORARY WALKWAY JOINS THE NEW SEAWALL TO COAL HARBOUR RD, OR WATERFRONT RD.

Stairs and ramp go up a hill.)
THE TEMPORARY WALKWAY GOES OFF TO THE RIGHT TO JOIN THE SEAWALL, A SET OF STAIRS AND A WHEEL CHAIR RAMP GO UP TO A PARK AREA.
(Water scene.)
VIEW FROM THE NEW SEAWALL. GROUSE MOUNTAIN (ON THE RIGHT) IS A LITTLE SHORT OF SNOW FOR THIS YEAR'S SKI SEASON. BEHIND THE FLOATING GAS STATIONS IN COAL HARBOUR, ONE CAN JUST MAKE OUT PART OF THE ORIGINAL SEAWALL ON THE SHORE OF STANLEY PARK.
I BELIEVE THE GREENISH PILINGS WILL BE THE NEW HOME FOR THE SEA PLANES.

(Covered escalators from the overhead walk way to the train platform.)
THIS SECTION OF SEAWALL HAS PARKS AND NEW TOWERS (MOSTLY UNFINISHED), ON ONE SIDE AND MARINAS AND BUSINESSES ON THE OTHER.
(View of water, seawall, and downtown towers.)

(Statue.) (Plaque telling about statue)

(seawall and new building.)
THE NEW `COAL HARBOUR COMMUNITY CENTRE', WITH A PARK, LAWNS AND TREES, ON THE ROOF.
(View of water, seawall, and downtown towers.)
THIS PART OF THE SEAWALL IS `COAL HARBOUR QUAY'. (ON THE LEFT) `CARDERO'S', AN ABOVE WATER RESTAURANT, AND THE `COAL HARBOUR MARINA'

(Restaurant on pilings above water.)
`CARDERO'S' RESTAURANT
(Sailboats for rent.)
COAL HARBOUR MARINA

(Jogger on Seawall.) (Unique `U` shaped section of the Seawall protrudes over the water.)
LOOKING ACROSS COAL HARBOUR AT `DEAD MAN'S ISLAND'.

(Yacht parked at wharf.)
WESTIN BAY SHORE MARINA AND YACHT CHARTERS.
(Concrete pad over water.)
EMPTY CONCRETE PAD, FUTURE HOME OF `THE POINT' AN OVERWATER RESTAURANT. THE SIGN SAYS THEY ARE LOOKING FOR INVESTORS.
LOOKING ACROSS COAL HARBOUR AT THE `ROYAL VANCOUVER YACHT CLUB'.

(Yachts parked at wharf.)
THUNDERBIRD` MARINA YACHT, SALES AND RENTAL.
(Building beside pond.)
`CLICKER'S` AND `THE
COAL HARBOUR YACHT CLUB`.

(Boats parked at wharf.)
HARBOUR FERRIES MARINA.
(Park and path.)
THE PATH INTO DEVONIAN HARBOUR PARK SPLITS, ONE PATH GONG THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE PARK, THE OTHER FOLLOWING THE EDGE OF THE WATER. NEITHER IS SUITABLE FOR ROLLER BLADES OR SKATEBOARDS.

(Building across the water.)
LOOKING ACROSS COAL HARBOUR AT THE
`VANCOUVER ROWING CLUB'.
(Park and path.)
DEVONIAN HARBOUR PARK. IT IS HIGH NOON. THE LONG SHADOWS ARE CAUSED BY THE TIME OF YEAR, NOT THE TIME OF DAY.

(Seawall under construction.)
CONSTRUCTION, REDESIGNING THE CONNECTION TO GO UNDER GEORGIA STREET TO CHILCO ST. AND
`LOST LAGOON` SOMEWHERE, HERE, IS THE DIVISION BETWEEN: DEVONIAN HARBOUR PARK, AND STANLEY PARK;
AND THE `UNOFFICIAL` SEAWALL AND THE `OFFICIAL` SEAWALL.

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