Vancouver is a beautiful city but sometimes in order to see just how beautiful, you have to look at it from someone else’s perspective. This run does just that, taking you as far along the West Van shoreline as the rich land barons of that half of the North Shore will let us go, in order to see Vancouver through the eyes of a Dundaraver.
Take Burrard over to Pacific and then Beach to Stanley Park. Once in the park, the route takes a scenic zig-zag through the middle of the park past Lost Lagoon and ending on Prospect Point. Follow the downhill path just past the concession to the Lions Gate Bridge and head northward. Veer left along the sidewalk and cross the bridge over the Capilano River. Immediately after crossing the bridge look for a slightly hidden path to your left and take it down to the path which parallels the river and head downstream (if you hit Taylor Way you’ve gone too far.) The path roughly follows the shoreline around Ambleside, along Argyle Avenue and past John Lawson Park to 18th where it cuts back to the Seawalk for almost two kilometres before reaching the Dundarave Pier. Grab some water at the washroom and return the same way.