Vancouver SeaBus

A ride on the SeaBus is an inexpensive way to enjoy superb views of the Vancouver Skyline and Stanley Park

Updated on Janurary 20, 2023
Vancouver SeaBus crossing Burrard Inlet
Vancouver SeaBus crossing Burrard Inlet cc licensed photo by Hideyuki KAMON

The SeaBus provides an inexpensive way for tourists to travel to North Vancouver while providing some spectacular views of the Vancouver skyline and Stanley Park along the way

Operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company, the Vancouver SeaBus operates a fleet of four double ended passenger catamarans that connect Waterfront Station, the terminus for two SkyTrain routes in downtown Vancouver, with Lonsdale Quay Public Market and Transit Exchange in North Vancouver.

During the day catamarans sail in opposite directions across Burrard inlet covering the 3 kilometre trip in 10 to 12 minutes. Service is frequent, departing from each terminal every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 15 minutes during off-peak hours. After 9 pm until the last departure service is reduced to one catamaran departing every 30 minutes.

Each vessel holds up to 395 passengers. The ferries simultaneously load from one side while unloading from the other through 6 sets of doors on each side, and they can travel in both directions without turning around. This results in a turnaround time of only 3 minutes. Each evening and on Sunday mornings the frequency drops to 30 minutes. SeaBus departures from Waterfront Station are from from 6:16 am to 1:22 am Monday through Saturday and from 8:16 am to 11:16 pm on Sundays and Holidays. From Lonsdale Quay departures are from 6:02 am to 1:00 am Monday through Saturday and from 8:02 am to 11:02 pm on Sundays and Holidays.

The SeaBus is an integrated part of the Translink system so you can travel on it using the same Fare or Day pass as the SkyTrain, but not if you have a "Bus Only" Ticket. See our page on fares for more information.

The 12 minute crossing on the SeaBus is a 'must do' for anyone visiting Vancouver and offers some superb views of Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver Harbour, Stanley Park, The Lions Gate Bridge and the north shore mountains.

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