Originally named after the coal found in the harbour, the neighbourhood named Coal Harbour refers to the area where Burrard Inlet reaches Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver. Since the development of the upscale high-rise apartments during the 1990s, Coal Harbour became a new official neighbourhood of Vancouver.
Bordering the city’s financial district and Stanley Park, this neighbourhood is quiet and laidback in comparison to the bustling streets of Yaletown or West End. With the beautiful North Shore Mountains seen across the harbour and the Seawall path continuing along the marina for runners and cyclists, this area is the perfect place to relax or go for a stroll. Yachts and cruise ships fill up the docks, while visitors can watch seaplanes take off or land.
Vancouver’s major landmarks, such as Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Centre and the 2010 Olympics Cauldron, are also located in Coal Harbour. Marathon,, HalfMarathon, 8KM and Relay runners are close to the end of their journey as they run through 1KM of this neighbourhood.