False Creek Ferries 30th Anniversary

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Those little blue boats that transport you from the Aquatic Centre near Sunset Beach to the Maritime Museum or Granville Island are celebrating their 30th anniversary this week. False Creek Ferries started out in 1982 with only two boats and two destinations. Now, they have ten vessels and half a dozen routes.

False Creek ferry, NOT going out to sea
Photo credit: Judy B – The Travelling Eye on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool

THe original route was from Granville Island to the old Boaters’ Village Marina on the North Shore. Today you can ride the little blue boats to Granville Island, the Aquatic Centre, Maritime Museum, David Lam Park in Yaletown, Stamps Landing, Science World, and the Plaza of Nations. The little boats dance across False Creek carrying visitors and locals alike.

False Creek marine traffic
Photo credit: Judy B – The Travelling Eye on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool

False Creek Aquabus
Photo credit: Zanzibargirl on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool

Hitting the water to cross the creek is a nice change of pace. Leave the car at home, walk down to the dock, and hop a ride to your destination. It can also be complimented with a transit ride to get you where you need to go.

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You can also take a 20 or 40 minute sightseeing tour, pick up an all-day pass, or check out their sunset mini-cruise option. Follow @FalseCreekFerry on Twitter to find out more about their anniversary deals and discounts and add your own photos to the False Creek Ferry group on Flickr.

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  1. Lelainia LloydThursday, March 29th, 2012 — 11:19am PDT

    I really love taking the ferry. Often my black Lab, Indiana Jones rides with me and it’s one of his favourite things to do. We were just having a staycation at the Opus in Yaletown this past weekend for my birthday and hopped on the ferry to have dinner at Granville Island. Sometimes in the summer, we get on at Science World and ride out to the Maritime Museum so Indy can swim at the dog beach that’s just on the other side of where it lands. The people who captain the ferries are super nice, so it’s always a good time riding along False Creek. We often meet tourists along the way and it’s fun chatting with them and telling them places they should visit while they’re in town.

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