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