British Columbia Sun

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Vancouver officials warn the public over damaged seawall sections as restorations resume


Key takeaways: 

  • Stretch from Sunset Beach to Lions Gate Bridge was destructed Friday, Jan. 7.
  • A damaged section of the Vancouver seawall that units were still operating to fix on Jan 14. 2022, after high tides and severe climate, struck B.C. South Coast a week before.

The seawalls sections damaged after high tides and intense climate: 

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation state restorations are resuming along a stretch of the seawall in Stanley Park that was damaged a week back by high tides and severe climate.

Officials are requesting individuals to stay off the seawall from Sunset Beach to Lions Gate Bridge to permit units to work and to avoid possible risks.

Ian Stewart, manager for park development, stated in a recorded statement posted on Twitter that multiple sections of that stretch are still damaged and could tumble.

He also stated there are places with loose logs, piles of boulders and exposed rebar from the damaged concrete.

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The officials of Vancouver warn the residents of the damaged seawalls

“It looks safe — it’s not,” he stated.

“We know how much our residents and park users love our beaches and our seawall. The most major thing you can do right now is to stay away and let the teams do their job.” Source –

The Park Board has not stated when repairs will be completed or the completed sections reopened. Engineers have been operating on short-term repairs and other restorations that will take place over a longer period.

On Jan. 7, high tides and severe wind hit B.C.’s South Coast, resulting in damage not only to Vancouver’s seawall but in other coastal communities such as West Vancouver and Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island as well.

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