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False Creek Ferries

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The original little blue ferries of Vancouver. Based on Granville Island, we have been serving locals and tourists alike since 1982. We provide year-round service to 9 stops along False Creek, from Kitsilano Beach to Science World.
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1804 Boat Lift Lane | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y2, Canada
Granville Island & Fairview
+1 604-684-7781
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Reviewed yesterday

False Creek Ferries are a fun way to get around the area, and often the captains are quite informative and have interesting stories to tell. It's a quick and convenient way to get from downtown to Granville Island, and even over to Science World. It's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Angela R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rain or Shine, these tiny boats get you up and around the harbor safely and dry. The views for the water are really fantastic.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 946mgmauldin946
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry makes a short trip across a river to reach Granville Island. It was very frequent and inexpensive. There did not appear to be a long wait for anyone. Some ferries make other stops along English Bay, so they also have multiple routes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rspill
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved taking the False Creek Ferrries. Highly recommend it Browsing granville island can be really entertaining

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mary G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love taking the ferries around and stopping at the terrific Granville Island. It is just great to be on the water for a few minutes and viewing the city a little. It inspired us to hire a sailing tour in English Bay which was very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank WordsandDeeds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved these little ferries. A great way to get from one end of Vancouver to the other as well as see the city from a different perspective. Just lovely.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jmb63blue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and scenic way to get to Granville island from the science centre. It is a leisurely journey so you can be on the water and gawk at the sights - mainly condos and boats, but it does give you a different perspective on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun ride (5 or 10 min) on a boat that looks like a child's bath toy. Departure from Vancouver is easy to find next to the Aquatic Centre. You'll really enjoy this ride!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is unique and exceptional to have such silence while navigating. I liked the tour and did it over ten times.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ndeye L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used this ferry to travel back from the Granville Island Market. This cost CAD $3.50 one way. This is payable on board in cash. It offers a cost effective and fun way to view Vancouver from the Pacific, giving another perspective on this fun...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bones6t
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Granville Island & Fairview
One of the favoured neighbourhoods for a day out,
Granville Island's packed theatres and art studios,
hobby shops and book stores, restaurants and bars, all
offer a plethora of activities and entertainment
options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the
area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls
overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many
visitors, some of who are there to shop the fresh
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August 25, 2018|
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Response from Brian V | Reviewed this property |
The False Creek Ferries run everyday rain or shine.
Suzanne W
June 27, 2018|
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Response from Kuldip5 | Reviewed this property |
They accept credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) and debit cards at their Granville Island dock, this is a good point to start if you want round trip fares, I believe it’s cash only on the boat for journeys from other docks.
May 16, 2018|
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Response from Arcosdad | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, not set up for that as far as I can see. You might email to ask. Very bobbing around type small boat, little deck space.