Run Sunset BeachVancouver Beaches
Just west of the Burrard Street Bridge, Sunset Beach is a hidden gem close to Vancouver’s West End and downtown core. Much like the name suggests, this less populated beach is an excellent spot for catching a stunning Vancouver sunset. The concession stand offers delicious treats and refreshments that would be a perfect addition to a picnic set up on the grassy area behind the beach. The area’s beach volleyball courts also make Sunset Beach a favourite spot for locals.
The beach is steps away from the Vancouver Aquatic Centre and the False Creek Ferry pier. Founded in 1981 with a small fleet of four white-and-blue ferries, the False Creek Ferries have grown in popularity and size. Providing a quick trip across False Creek to the well-loved Granville Island, it is a service that many locals and tourists take advantage of throughout the year.
The BMO Vancouver Marathon runners exit the Burrard Street Bridge around KM 30 and run along Beach Ave which parallels Sunset Beach to see it in all its glory. First Half and BMO Vancouver Half Marathon runners enter the area from the Yaletown neighbourhood.
Featured on the First Half, BMO Vancouver Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay courses.
The Inukshuk monument, a symbol of the Inuit people of Northern Canada, is located on the north side of Sunset Beach. Traditionally used as a landmark and/or navigational marker, the Inukshuk also symbolizes northern hospitality and friendship. The monument was installed in 1987 by Alvin Kanak of Rankin inlet and is made of grey granite.