Sweet Spots along the Arbutus Corridor Railway Line

Recently, a special feature in the Vancouver Courier on the Arbutus Corridor railway line, which spans from the foot of the Burrard Street Bridge to the Oak Street Bridge, inspired my friend and I to embark on an urban excursion. It took us five hours from the start of the railway line to the finish. This included time for lingering at community gardens, lunch, and as you will see, time for lounging in the sun, watching the planes come in.

I live tweeted our walk that day and below are the pictures and comments. Enjoy!


If you decide to go on this walk here are some tips:

  • Bring water!
  • Wear a hat!
  • Don’t wear sandals! Pebbles and sticks will get into your shoes.
  • Wear long pants or leggings. The blackberry bushes will scratch you silly.
  • Stop for lunch in Kerrisdale on 41st or Choices on 57th Street.
  • If you only want to do a section of the walk, consider these two options:  A) 1st Ave to Broadway or B) 50th to 70th.

One last thing – Littlest Hobo was in my thoughts during the walk. Unfortunately, my friend has never watched it! For those of you who do not know, Littlest Hobo is an old Canadian TV series about a dog who travels around – sometimes by hopping trains – making friends and helping people in need.


Down this road that never seems to end,
Where new adventure lies just around the bend.
So if you want to join me for a while,
Just grab your hat, come travel light, that’s hobo style.



One Response to Sweet Spots along the Arbutus Corridor Railway Line

  1. Pat June 24, 2014 at 4:42 am #

    Thanks for the article & pics. Always wanted to do this walk and will now get to it. Good to see you blogging again.

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