Harbour Green Park is the perfect spot to perch yourself on for a Sunday afternoon picnic, with views of the water and North Shore mountains.
Or, leave the picnic basket at home and head over to The Mill Marine Bistro where you will find a delightful secret under Cordova St @ Broughton accessed through the seawall entrance. With a patio for people watching and pints-o-plenty, it’s a great spot to unwind or to start the night off for your next downtown destination.
Cactus Club Coal Harbour is an all-round Vancouver favourite, no matter what corner of the city you’re from. With a West Coast inspired menu and a variety of cocktails to choose from, this dining destination is backed by a fire pit riddled outdoor space, and is a great and affordable dining choice in the area.
Other Coal Harbour Restaurants
Hapa Izakaya – a Japanese tapas lounge, Cardero’s – a upscale pub and restaurant combo located directly on the water at the end of Cardero Street.
Lift Bar and Grill – another dining location that can only be accessed via the seawall, and one that hovers over the water with breathtaking views of Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains.
Hotel Dining in Coal Harbour
The view is about as delicious at the food at the local hotel dining spots within Coal Harbour, which include: ORU Restaurant at the Fairmont Pacific Rim; Preston’s in the Coast Coal Harbour; Seawall Bar and Grill at the Westin Bayshore; and Tableau at the Loden Hotel. Grab a meal and spend the night, or simply enjoy a drink before heading back to your Coal Harbour home.
The Convention Centre West is also a beautifully expanded space that is worth mentioned as a Coal Harbour destination, and was added on to for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. It’s known as a “green building”, and is accompanied by a green roof that maintains the lush green landscape Vancouver is so well known for.
As far as things to see in Coal Harbour, this is a community destination worthy of the destination itself. The quiet nature of the area is largely due to the fact that it is mostly the scenery people come for along the seawall. From the floatplane docks, to the boat docks …this entire area is afloat with beauty and bays well worth a visit, or an investment in real estate luxury!