Looking East from Cambie Street Bridge

One of your first impressions of Vancouver, British Columbia, will be that there is water everywhere. Burrard Inlet to the North, the Fraser River to the South, and False Creek in the middle.

Seawall with paths for bicycles and pedestrians follow the entire waterfront around False Creek.

Two companies operate cute tiny ferries to take people between eight locations around False Creek. Each stop has its own charm.

The larger AquaBuses can accommodate wheelchairs and strollers

We bought a day pass and shot photos and video of all eight stops served by AquaBus ferries. Here are the highlights.

Granville Island

Granville Island was an industrial area important during World War II. Today you can get fresh produce, seafood, unique arts and crafts and much more in the Granville Island Market.

Shops in Granville Island Market

Restaurants, Granville Island Brewery, theatres, art galleries, funky shops, and an art school for kids provide a lot to see.

Luis Martos is often playing at Granville Island

Stamps Landing

The next stop on our tour is Stamps Landing just West of the Cambie Street Bridge.

In June 1867, Edward Stamp build Vancouver’s first industrial operation, Stamp’s Sawmill.

Today the area features apartments with a fabulous view of the water and boats, Mahoney & Sons Irish Bar and Grill, The Wicklow Public House, and the charming Branas Mediterranean Grill. Eat, drink, and be merry!

Sailboats at Stamps Landing. This used to be our view!
Branas Mediterranean Grill

Orca Whales

Orca whales are a rare sight in False Creek. We caught 4 on camera just West of Stamps Landing.

We were blessed to catch a rare sighting of Orca Wales in False Creek