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.
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.
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.