A fun way to travel between North Van and downtown Vancouver is to take the SeaBus. This is a double ended catamaran passenger ferry that zips back and forth between Waterfront Station downtown and Lonsdale Quay in North Van every 20 minutes. It can carry 400 passengers at one time.
The SeaBus is a part of Translink, the local transit system around Vancouver, and you treat the SeaBus the same way as you would the Skytrain or the local buses.
Because going from downtown Vancouver to North Van is considered a two zone fare, it costs $3.50 on weekdays before 6:30pm, $2.50 after 6:30pm, and $2.50 all day on weekends and holidays.
Once you purchase your fare, you can use it as many times as you want within a 90 minute period. This allows you to ride not only the SeaBus, but the buses and the Skytrain. And no, it doesn't matter what direction you travel in, but after 90 minutes, your fare expires and you'd have to purchase a new one.
There are fare dispenser machines at both SeaBus terminals where you can use cash, debit, or credit card to purchase your fare. The SeaBus is based on the honour system, so they don't have people checking for fares all the time. However, during the occasion when they do check fares, if you don't have it, you'll be fined big money!
The SeaBus has its first departure at 6-6:15am Monday to Saturday and at 8-8:15am on Sundays and holidays. It runs every 20 minutes until its last departure, which is at 1-1:22am Monday to Saturday and at 11-11:15pm on Sundays and holidays. I would still recommend looking at its schedule to confirm exact times.
LandSea Tours, has 24-passenger sightseeing buses that are air-conditioned and prepared for all weather, and equipped with umbrellas.
They do pick- ups from all hotels in Vancouver and Richmond plus the Vancouver International Airport and can arrange for private touring also.
They offer tours daily:
1) Vancouver City Highlights (daily morning and afternoon tour)
2) North Shore Tour, Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain
3) Victoria and The Butchart Gardens
4) Whistler Mountains & Forests
5) City Highlights Pre & Post Cruise Tour (includes drop off at Cruise Ship Terminals)
6) Victoria & the Butchart Gardens & by floatplane
I had exceptional service from Lyndia on one of my two trips taken with LandSea.
The Seabus is a ferry system that run across Burrard Inlet between North Vancouver and dwntown Vancouver. The ferries dock in North Vancouver near Lonsdale Quay. The Seabus feeds into the Skytrain system, making for easy commutes.
SkyRide admission includes Theatre In The Sky, Peak Chair rides, Logger Sports shows and the Tribute to the Forest tours.