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Bicycle around False Creek

If you're staying more than a day in Vancouver and the weather isn't bad then I'd strongly recommend renting a bicycle and touring around False Creek. There's a wonderful seawall around most of the Creek which provides you with an ever changing variety of postcard quality vistas.

There are many stores in the city from whom you can rent a bicycle but the highest concentration of them is near the intersection of Robson & Denman downtown. For a quick list click here.

Just be careful when riding on the streets as I'm quite convinced that most Vancouver drivers are quite incompetent. And keep off the sidewalks - not only is it illegal but you'll be annoying me and other Vancouver pedestrians!

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rmdw
Dec 31, 2004

Scenic Seawall Pathway

False Creek is a finger of water jutting in from the sea through English Bay and forms the southern and eastern border of downtown Vancouver. Bridges at Burrard, Granville and Cambie cross False Creek. The bridges are eminently walkable and provide excellent platforms for taking pictures of the Vancouver skyline and environs. A seawall walkway circumnavigates the entire False Creek waterway and is frequented by walkers, joggers, cyclists and skaters alike.

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penumbra
Feb 05, 2007

False Creek Promenade

The promenade extends several kilometres along the creek. You will pass a residential zone, a marina, the Granville Island and Vanier Park as well along this walk. Highly recommanded if you have longer stay in Vancouver.

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sunnywong
Oct 27, 2002

Granville Island (False Creek Ferrie) Aquabus

Rainbow coloured ferries provide continuous passenger shuttle service across False Creek between docks at Hornby Street (south foot), Granville Island (beside Art's Club Theatre), Drake Street south in Yaletown, Science World, and Stamp's Landing. Sightseeing mini-tours.

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Sep 13, 2002
 
 
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False Creek

False Creek is a sea inlet that separates Downtown Vancouver from the rest of Vancouver. There are walkways around it, but we decided to explore it by ferry rather than walk.

There are two companies that ply little ferries up and down the Creek. One is aquabus, the other is Granville Island ferries. Their fares are the same but Granville Island ferries go further. They go all the way to the Maritime Museum. Aquabus stops at Hornby Street.

We boarded a Granville Island ferry at the Village/Science Museum and took it to Granville Island. It was quite a pleasant journey.

Sights on False Creek include the science museum, the stadium, Yaletown, Granville Island, the aquatic centre, the maritime museum.

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IreneMcKay
Apr 14, 2015

False Creek

False Creek is situated on the edge of downtown Vancouver. The south side is more laid back and it's been around longer than the north side (Yaletown) which is fairly new and trendier. You can see all the newer highrise condos on the north side..

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CrazyShoes
Aug 26, 2005

False Creek

We walked around the area which was worth it, excellent view of the island. A modern city with an oriental touch. You can also step into the Aqua boat and make a rainbow crossing over the scenic of False Creek. Either you walk, cycling or in public transportation you have a beautiful view over the skyline of Vancouver.

You will see many people doing water activity such as: Canoeing, kayak, boat paddle. A great place to wander. A showpiece waterfront a popular place to live recently risen, is quite a walked if you really wants to do the tour around. Many low-rise buildings, greenery, on the water with associated facilities. We were lucky we have a nice weather on that day. On the south side bordering this area Granville Island. In the shadow of the elevated himself above Granville Bridge have in this former industrial numerous exotic amenities nestled

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shavy
Sep 09, 2014

Take an afternoon walk at False Creek

False Creek is a great place to stroll especially in the afternoon. From here not only you have the great views of the skyline and the harbor you can also observe the locals doing any activities in this area. It is a different view up here, no traffic from the city. Is pedestrianized the only thing you see here is bicycle and roller skate

People running and walking, and you even can watch the water activity. It seems a nice place to relax too. If you walk to the end there were benches and chairs in a platform where you can relax and watch the sunset. There were restaurants and bars if you need a drinks. When we walked here there were a bunch of sportive folks doing some paddling, I don't know exactly how it called, but those young boys and girls certainly do things which is very interesting to watch

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Sep 12, 2014

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False Creek is on the south shore of Downtown Vancouver with fantastically expensive appartment blocks overlooking the water. There are colourful tiny ferry boats which can take only about 8 people at a time across to Granville Island.

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Jun 16, 2011

False Creek

Very nice walk along the waterfront, called, in this part, False Creek. In the background, Science World.

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Sep 16, 2006

A great place for a stroll

A nice place just to wander on a nice day or jump on one of the ferries that drop off at various points. We cycled through on our way to Stanley Park.

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Tricky_Dicky69
Jun 07, 2010

False Creek

It is one of the largest marina in Vancouver. Along the shore of False Creek, you can find lots of places worth to visit:
1. False Creek Promenade
2. Granville Island
3. Vanier Park
4. English Bay

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Nov 09, 2002

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Yaletown

Yaletown is a great place to find good restaurants and bars. We ate there twice and I will later add restaurant reviews. Yaletown is on False Creek and you can catch ferries there. It is also home to...
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BC Place Stadium

It is the giant marshmallow you see on Vancouver's landscape. Inside of it there's the BC Sports Hall of fame and Museum which shows the history of the city sport's celebrities. its home of...
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Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver Public Library is a beautiful building which looks like the colloseum . There are several cafes inside before you enter the library itself. The building was designed by Moshe Safdie...
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Granville Island

Enjoyed all of the restaurants & shops. This was a real foodie paradise with markets, gourmet shops and all sorts of items cooking. We took a water taxi to Granville and the trolley back to our hotel.
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Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver Art Gallery is in Downtown Vancouver near the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The building that houses the gallery was not always an art gallery, it was originally built by Francis Rattenbury as...
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Robson Street

On Robson Street between Hornby Street and Jervis Street it is hyped as a very fashionable place to visit. It is nothing more than four blocks of high priced chain stores that can be found in most...
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