About this property
Nestled in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Ala Wai Canal stands as an engineered marvel, delineating the northern fringes of Waikīkī’s vibrant tourist district. Originating in 1928, its conception aimed to drain rice paddies and swamplands, setting the stage for the eventual transformation into the iconic tourist haven of Waikiki. Beyond its historical significance, the canal doubles as a vital drainage conduit for rivers and streams coursing through central and east Honolulu.
This winding waterway gracefully stretches from just northwest of Kapahulu Avenue, tracing the entirety of Waikīkī before meandering southwestward to gracefully merge with the Pacific Ocean. Bridges traverse the canal at strategic points—McCully Street, Kalākaua Avenue, and Ala Moana Boulevard—seamlessly connecting different sectors. Ala Wai Boulevard runs parallel, mirroring the canal’s westward trajectory through the heart of Waikiki, contributing to the allure of this scenic urban landscape.