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The Aquabus

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Granville Island & Fairview
As featured in 3 Days in Vancouver and 1 other guide
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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia V6H3R9, Canada
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+1 604-689-5858
06:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Whether you are a tourist, casual rider, or a regular commuter, our...

Whether you are a tourist, casual rider, or a regular commuter, our comfortable vessels and friendly drivers let you travel with ease while you enjoy Vancouver's spectacular waterfront scenery. all our routes are wheelchair , bicycle, and pet friendly.

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Charming way to see Vancouver from the water

If you dont happen to own a yacht or feel up to kayaking the waters of False Creek then the Aqua buses is a cheap alternative. Crisscrossing the "creek" connecting Granville... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you dont happen to own a yacht or feel up to kayaking the waters of False Creek then the Aqua buses is a cheap alternative. Crisscrossing the "creek" connecting Granville Island with further points like the Vancouver aquatic centre and Science World the fare starts at around $1 for shorter hops and accommodates your bicycle. They are crewed by... More 

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Snow Bound Canuck
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is for a trip we took on the Aquabus back in 2010 during the Olympic games. We got on just before midnight, and the driver paused the trip int he middle of the harbour to allow all of the passengers to catch the fireworks display from the best vantage possible - huge highlight to our trip and kudos to... More 

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Nice, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's such a pleasure to get around False Creek and stop at different venues while exploring Vancouver. From Granville Island to the Olympic Village with lots to do and see at stops in between as well, it's a great little West Coast experience.

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Boulder, Colorado, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly Cab Drivers, Nice way to get to Granville Island, only takes cash, scenic way to view the city

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a trip across to Granville Island and it was a great inexpensive way to see Vancouver from a different angle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Regular bus service to Granville Island, a pleasant way to travel across from town to the island and explore the market and restaurants

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great way to get from North Vancouver to downtown quickly and affordably. Great service, no line ups. A true pleasure and a great way to see some great scenery along the way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The aquabus is certainly the most interesting way to go to Granville Island market. From a number of points along False Creek, the aquabus ill take you to Granville Island market of to the Maritime museum. Relaxing, scenic and cheap, a greatt eay to relax for a while in the heart of Vancouver. Lots of yachts and boats to see... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Cute little boats scurry you across False Creek and stop at a few places. You can go from the market to the west end and end up at a restaurant for dinner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

so fun and quicker than the bridge! I highly recommend!~ You can either pay cash or card 2.50 per person. we only took one way so may be cheaper for round trip!

Thank Rachel T

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