We first did this route in 2016 to showcase the local running area to a new Cambie Running Room assistant manager. From the climb past Douglas Park and the old Shaughnessy Hospital site to check out the views from the top of Queen Elizabeth Park, the City of Vancouver’s highest point, to the plunging descent to False Creek and the Olympic Village, it seemed fitting to dub this gem the Tourist Trap. It offers easy access to shopping, Science World and half a dozen craft breweries, so the Tourist Trap really is a tourist trap. You could run it hard, but every once in a while it’s nice to slow it down and check out the views.
WEST on 7th Ave — LEFT on Heather St — LEFT on 29th Ave > Midlothian — after passing Nat Bailey Stadium on your left, take the first RIGHT into Queen E Park > LEFT at the first fork and follow the road to the Lions Clock and the Bloedel Conservatory > briefly enjoy the view and head back down the way you came > RIGHT on Midlothian > 33rd — LEFT on Ontario — LEFT on the False Creek Seawall path at the Olympic Village — take the Cambie Stairmaster up to the deck of the Cambie Bridge and turn LEFT back to the store at 7th Ave