Although Coal Harbour is right in downtown and is a relatively young community, it’s a surprisingly calm and upscale little neighbourhood right on the water’s edge. It’s even more surprising given its industrial history as a former shipyard sitting right next to the railway terminus. The city started residential development in this neighbourhood in the 1990’s that takes advantage of a waterfront walkway and its proximity to the Downtown core. The area starts at Canada Place and stretches east to Stanley Park, and is bordered by Burrard Inlet to the north, West Georgia Street to the south.
Coal Harbour is primarily high-rise condos that can take full advantage of the view of Vancouver’s north shore over of the river to a spectacular mountain backdrop. With an estimated population of 9,300, Coal Harbour is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Downtown core of residents can enjoy the waterfront view and the seawall pathways. Residents of Coal Harbour take full advantage of having the world-famous Stanley Park as their backyard which offers plenty of trails for walking, running or biking. Vancouver’s marina is also in this neighbourhood and is often shelter to harbour seals who poke their head up to greet passerbys.