Stanley Park seawall lovers may need to find an alternate walking and biking route … at least for the next few weeks.
A stretch of Vancouver’s popular 9-kilometre seawall will be closed for repairs after crews discovered a partial collapse of a small section this week. The closure will affect the area extending from Lions Gate Bridge to Third Beach.
A flurry of recent storms – with high wind and strong waves – is being blamed for the damage. The area affected is exposed directly to the open ocean and suffers the brunt of abuse during surges.
This isn’t the first seawall closure in recent years. Last November, a large section of the Stanley Park seawall between English Bay and Lumbermen’s Arch was also closed because of damage from waves and logs.
Part of the challenge is that construction on the seawall began all the way back in 1917. Continue reading:
Section of Stanley Park Seawall Closed for Repairs from Storm Damage