A ride on one of the cute little passenger ferries operated by False Creek Ferries or Aquabus offers a lot of 'fun-factor' for your money.
While these little ferries operated by private companies are not part of Vancouver's public transit system, they do provide convenient transportation to numerous points around the city for a reasonable price making them popular with visitors and local commuters alike. Besides being a great option for getting to some of Vancouver's attractions, they are also a great way to enjoy some sightseeing. Get a unique perspective of the city only available from on the water. You might even spot some of the resident seals living in the area.
The operators are helpful and courteous and are always happy to tell you a bit about your surroundings during the ride.
In addition to regular 1-way and return fares you can also purchase a Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass. A choice of sightseeing excursions is available for a modest fee.
False Creek Ferries or Aquabus serve the following attractions featured on our website, making them a great option for getting to them while enjoying some great sightseeing at the same time.
- Granville Island
- Vanier Park and Kitsilano Beach
- H.R. MacMillan Space Center Planetarium
- Vancouver Maritime Museum
- Museum of Vancouver
- Telus World of Science
- Rogers Arena
- BC Place Stadium
The Aquabus serves 8 points around False Creek. False Creek Ferries, linked to below, serves 5 locations.
Facts For Your VisitFee: Yes. Tickets can be purchase on board or from the official website.
May differ on holidays
- Monday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Thursday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Friday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Saturday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Sunday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Address: 1804 Boatlift Ln, Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y2, Canada
Phone: (604) 684-7781
Official Website: False Creek Ferries
Ratedout of 5
There are a number of operators doing the same trip here, running up and down False Creek with stops along the way to Granville Island and back, and it doesn’t really matter which one you get.
All have pretty much the same service with small, cute boats, a cheap fare, and a quick trip down the harbour.
We hopped on a False Creek Ferry because it was the first boat to pull up at our wharf and it was a great experience.
The weather was perfect, and the journey is simple – jump aboard, pay on board, and hop off when you want.
There are daily or weekly fares if you plan on doing more trips, but one trip down from Yale Town to Granville island was all we needed.
For the perfect day in Vancouver start the day at OEB Breakfast Yale Town walk down to the wharf, jump on the next ferry to Granville Island and then stay for the day.
Stephen Spencer - 4 weeks ago
Went for a 40-minute sightseeing cruise and it was fun to see the Osgemeos mural, the Yaletown skyline, BC Place Stadium, Rogers Arena, the Granville & Cambie Street bridges, the former 2010 Athletes Village, and Science World. The cruise was refreshing as well, especially if you were sitting by the open window.
tinayet - 2 months ago
I like to take false creek boat when i go to granville, is fun, beautiful views, you can take you dog with you and is faster, there’s no traffic, you can pay your tike for round or one way, with debit/credit or cash, today the last boat was operating at 9 pm to you have plenty of time to visit the market.
Paulina Pedrero Miranda - 2 months ago
Want to see Vancouver and avoid the traffic? Hop on the water taxi on False Creek and see the Maritime museum, Planetarium, English Bay, Granville Island, the Science World, Chinatown if you want to walk, BC Place stadium, Yaletown, and more. You can get on and off at any stop and sail to past sunset. It's fun and cool. Just park somewhere and get on.
Tony Li - 6 months ago
Very good experience on these water taxis. The boat captains are all very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the ride, it was very stable and didn't rock very much in the water. No motion sickness or anything, very smooth ride.
Brad - 10 months ago
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|Main Street / Science World
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