|Store Type |||Travel Services|
|Getting There |||False Creek|
Profile Last Updated: August 06, 2008
Why take the long way around False Creek by the same road you’re seen a million times when you can take a refreshing, relaxing Aquabus over calm waters? Seven days a week, in any kind of weather, the Aquabus fleet of colourful, canopied commuter ferries criss-crosses False Creek from docks at Granville Island, Yaletown, Hornby, Stamp's Landing, Spyglass Place, Plaza of Nations/Edgewater Casino, and Science World.
From downtown, take the Aquabus to Granville Island, where you can sample the artisan food, art and entertainment. On the way back, try packing in 25 minutes of splendid sightseeing into a Mini-Cruise, leaving from Granville Island dock. You'll see the floating village, dragon-boaters practicing for regattas, tugboats, sailboats and the resident harbour seal, all set against the glittering Vancouver skyline. You can also bring your bike along, if you’re an avid cyclist. What could be more convenient?
A History of Travel
The Aquabus has been around since 1979, and now provides service seven days a week for people in the City of Vancouver. They also organize fun cruises providing a different perspective on the city. Try an evening sail on the historic Rainbow Hunter, departing Granville Island at two different times in the early evening. No reservations are needed for the 45-minute excursion.
Take Note: This company even has the Cyquabus ferry; a ferry specially designed for those who commute by bike and need the extra travel space.