Originally built to host the athletes who stayed in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, this waterfront development offers views of the city. Stroll or bike the False Creek Seawall, see The Birds sculptures at Olympic Village Square, and dine and people-watch at the area’s restaurants and bars.
For a guided look at Vancouver’s Olympic Village, take a Vancouver highlights tour and see the giant bird sculptures at Olympic Village Square—the work of Myfanwy MacLeod. Or pedal with a bike tour, typically following a route along the scenic False Creek Seawall. Sample beers on a craft beer tour, which may stop at brewpubs and breweries near Olympic Village. Active travelers can also see the Olympic Village while paddling a kayak through False Creek.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Enjoy scenic views across to Downtown Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains at the Olympic Village waterfront.
- There are lots of cafes, bars, and restaurants in the neighborhood.
- Kayaks can usually be rented between May and October.
How to Get There
Situated along the edge of False Creek, Vancouver Olympic Village can be reached by False Creek Ferries and the AquaBus, which travel between Olympic Village and Downtown. Alternatively, take the SkyTrain (Canada Line) to the Olympic Village station.
When to Get There
Visit on a dry, summer day to take advantage of the many outdoor opportunities in the Olympic Village, such as biking the seawall or exploring the shoreline of Hinge Park, a Creekside wetland park.
Embark on a Waterfront Walk
Circling for 1.8 miles (2.9 kilometers) along the water’s edge, the False Creek Olympic Village walking route showcases the area's sporting heritage. The path begins at Athletes’ Village and crosses over Cambie Street Bridge. It leads by BC Place Stadium, the site of the opening ceremony, and offers waterfront views. Wheelchair users should avoid the waterfront stairs at Cambie Street Bridge, and instead head south on Spyglass Place for ramped access to the bridge.