This mid-length (5.5km) route is Vancouver's busiest bikeway.
|Getting There |||Route starts on Union Street near the foot of the Georgia Viaduct.|
Profile Last Updated: August 25, 2008
The Adanac Bikeway is a mid-length route that runs from east to west along the northeast portion of Vancouver. It connects the False Creek and downtown areas with Burnaby and the Francis/Union cycle route in that city. This is Vancouver’s busiest bikeway: city statistics show that nearly 900 cyclists used the route in one 24-hour period! Your journey starts at Union and Adanac Streets, near the foot of the Georgia Viaduct. Since this is the outskirts of Chinatown, you might consider a visit there, if you're not in a hurry. There are so many things to see and do in Chinatown, that they cannot all be described here. Suffice to say that a stroll or gentle cycle through the area is invariably rewarding to most of the senses.
Lots to See
After leaving Chinatown, the route runs east into Strathcona. Then it wiggles north to join Adanac Street, where it stays until departing Vancouver at Boundary Road. Along the way it passes close to one of the city's most vibrant venues for the arts, the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (a.k.a. "The Culch"). It’s located at 1895 Venables St, at Venables and Victoria Drive. In the same area, a little west and south from here, is Britannia Park, with the Britannia Community Centre, which houses an ice rink and swimming pool. A bit further on, it passes Templeton Park, where it crosses the Lakewood Bikeway. It also intersects the Mosaic, Sunrise, and Cassiar Bikeways. .
Length: 5.5 km
Estimated Time: 25 minutes
More Info: City of Vancouver
NOTE: To get to North Van. you can access the Second Narrows Ironworker’s Bridge by turning onto the Cassiar Bikeway from Adanac