Seabus, Vancouver

The Vancouver Seabus fleet have operated for over thirty years in Vancouver providing inexpensive and reliable transportation across the Burrard Inlet that does not require the use of the two bridges, increasing congestion. With over fifty seats and large windows, the ride is both short and interesting, passing the large ships and heading to and from the North Shore mountains. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE:

The Seabus moving toward Waterfront Station in Downtown Vancouver from Lonsdale Quay, the terminal on the North Shore.





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The City of Vancouver is different from many others as it is confined by the waterways that dissect it. Many of the cities that make up the Greater Vancouver Region are divided by bodies of water, North and West Vancouver especially, due to the Burrard Inlet. In 1977 the Seabus opened up a new route of travel for commuters, taking them through the channel, to the Downtown waterfront from the North Shore. This innovating method of transportation is one of Vancouver's most unassuming great experiences as the views and the nearness to the ocean liners that sit in the harbour is worth the trip.

The Seabus functions as a means of transportation for commuters in need of crossing the Burrard Inlet. Amidst one of the busiest shipping lines in Canada, these 'Sea' buses pass by monolith Cruise ships, ocean vessels and the occasional pleasure boat in the shadow of the towering mountains.

Docking outside of Canada Place and leaving from the popular Lonsdale Quay (a North Shore equivalent to Grandville Island), the Seabus is a feasible means of transit out of an area which relies on two bridges for passage via vehicular traffic.

Connecting to the Skytrain in Downtown Vancouver, the Seabus also serves as an alternate means to transit around the Vancouver region and beyond, travelling outwards to many popular destinations such as the downtown core, Science World and other outside attractions.

It offers a unique perspective of the Burrard inlet and is a great and inexpensive ride for everyone with impressive views of the Vancouver region.

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A main means of transit for commuters and visitors between Downtown Vancouver and North Vancouver, the Seabus offers an alternative route of transit in and out of this city, as well as offering magnificent views throughout the ride.

Location of Seabus

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Waterfront Station/Lonsdale Quay
601 W Cordova St

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