Day 63 – Walk, Run, Bike, or Blade the Vancouver Seawall (Built by a man wearing pajamas)
Totally free, and totally worth getting out of the house for. The seawall route is a continuous, mostly seaside, path for pedestrians, cyclists, and inline skaters that extends for a total of 22 kilometres. Starting from Coal Harbour, it winds around Stanley Park, along Sunset Beach, around False Creek, past the Burrard Street Bridge, through Vanier Park, and finishes off at Kitsilano Beach Park.
Little known fact - Much of the original wall was constructed under the direction of James "Jimmy" Cunningham, a master stonemason who spent 32 years on the project until his death in 1963. Cunningham continued supervising construction into his last days despite being ill, and on at least one occasion, went to check the seawall's progress still wearing pajamas. He died in 1963, long before the wall was finished, but remains the one most associated with the project, and a commemorative plaque can be found near Siwash Rock, also where his ashes were scattered.
What more could you want? A beautiful path around the most beautiful part of the most beautiful city… that’s construction was overseen by a man in his PJ’s.