Vancouver seawall submerged under water, closed temporarily (PHOTOS)


The Vancouver and West Vancouver seawalls received a salty beating this morning as high tides and strong winds combined, flooding the seawall around much of the city. Many people were able to take pictures of the rare sight, making for some stunning photography of the city on this sunny day.

In response, the Vancouver Park Board has closed the seawall between English Bay and Lumberman’s Arch until further notice due to crashing logs, waves and high tide.

As of Friday at noon, winds were gusting to about 44 kilometres per hour at YVR, according to Environment Canada. The day’s high tide peaked at 10:41 a.m. at 4.8 metres.

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What fun! #seawall #waves #Vancouver

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#NBD this happens everyday in Vancouver. #cycling #stravaproveit #waves #seawall #VIA #15kmotwinds #awesome

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Getting wet on the #seawall in #Vancouver! #windy

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