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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Vancouver’s seawall between Second and Third shore reopens following months of restorations


Key takeaways: 

  • Stretch from Third Beach to Lions Gate Bridge devastated Friday, January 7, still shut.
  • A fixed area of the seawall between Second and Third Beach in Vancouver reopened on March 11, 2022, following high tides and severe climate deterioration on January 7. 

Seawall fixed between Second and Third seaside: 

In January, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation has reopened a section of the seawall after restorations to devastation induced by high tides and severe climate was completed. 

The Park Board declared that the section between Second and Third Beach had reopened while Third Beach and the Lions Gate Bridge stayed shut.

“This is the section that was hardest struck during the previous King Tide/storm, but we expect to have it reopened as soon as feasible,” said the Park Board on Twitter.

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Vancouver’s seawall reopened and fixed

On January 7, high tides and severe wind hit B.C.’s South Coast, damaging Vancouver’s seawall and other coastal neighborhoods such as West Vancouver and Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island.

A damaged area of the Vancouver seawall that units were still improving on January 14. 2022, after high tides and severe climate, hammered B.C.’s South Coast a week before.

Officials are requesting people to use warnings when using the section of the seawall that has reopened. They said some rough surfaces, unpaved sites, and other continuous maintenance activities. The Park Board has not said when restorations will be completed or when the shut final section will reopen.

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