False Creek Ferries, Vancouver

With their distinctive blue colouring, a dark blue hull and light blue top and white accents, its hard not to spot these nimble little boats cruising the False Creek waterway. These Ferries are a popular means of travel back and forth across to many different locations along the Creek. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

One boat from the False Creek Ferry fleet motors toward Granville Island from the opposite shore with the Burrard Bridge in the back.





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Visitors to Vancouver may be perplexed when they see these little blue ferries making their way up and down False Creek, the waterway south of the city, however, looking closer at these tiny water taxis brings a whole new appreciation to public transportation in Vancouver. The False Creek Ferries with their distinctive blue colours weave through the boat traffic and to major attractions along the creek sailing past coast guard ships, underneath the three bridges into the city and if you look carefully, seals who peer curiously at the boats sailing past.

One of the most notable and interesting experiences within the downtown region are the water taxis which serve to ferry people from the north side of False Creek to the other side and vice versa.

Known as the False Creek ferries, these little boats are capable of taking up to 15 people aboard and are a local favourite as many people in the inner city travel often across the water to Granville Island, Vanier Park (home of the Vancouver Museum, Planetarium and Maritime Museum), and Science World.

There are three sailing points (another is run by a different ferry company) on the North side of False Creek near the Aqua Centre, one on the Yaletown pier, and lastly one at the United Nations plaza beside the Casino.

These ferries criss-cross the creek and are a tourist favourite in the summer months as they run all day services and provide a daily rate, passing through marinas, underneath the main bridges into the city and sometimes by seals who call False Creek home.

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The False Creek Ferry Company runs service between the North, South and East shores of False Creek in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Location of False Creek Ferries

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Aqua Centre, Yaletown, United Nations Plaza
(also: Science World, Stamps Landing, Granville Island, Maritime Museum)

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