Posted March 2, 2011 by Adam Toren in City Guides

Coal Harbour

Located between the Brockton Peninsula in Stanley Park and Vancouver’s downtown core, Coal Harbour is a neighbourhood known primarily as a home for more mature people that are quite well off. It isn’t really known as a hot spot for young students or college groups, but is more likely to be a great place to live if you are an affluent  professional, retired with money or a yacht lover. It is home to the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Lost Lagoon and the Coal Harbour Community Centre.

At the end of Denman Street on Coal Harbour there is a beautiful path you can follow along the waterfront. It will take you past many small boats, yachts, and floating homes, as well as allow you to take photos and enjoy views of the north shore mountains. If you get hungry you can head out to The Mill Bistro Bar and Grill along the water’s edge or stop by the Lift Bar and Grill for a few cocktails. It has many new high rise condos, but not that much in the way of entertainment to enjoy. It is still within walking distance of everything a visitor could want, however, including Canada Place, Robson Street shopping, Seabuses, the Waterfront Station and the Harbour Centre Lookout. The Westin Bayshore and Marina Resort is still considered the main place to stay if you are visiting the posh neighbourhood of Coal Harbour.

Adam Toren

Adam Toren
Adam Toren is born and raised in Vancouver BC and loves everything Vancouver BC has to offer. He loves traveling and exploring new and unique restaurants and places around the world.