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False Creek Ferries

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Granville Island & Fairview
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Address: 1804 Boat Lift Lane | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y2, Canada
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+1 604-684-7781

The original little blue ferries of Vancouver. Based on Granville Island,...

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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Short little hop across the bay on Granville Island to English Beach to hop onto a trolley.

Small little water ferry with a friendly guide. If we'd have had more time, we would have like to taken a harbor tour with them.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kay K
Richardson, Texas
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Richardson, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small little water ferry with a friendly guide. If we'd have had more time, we would have like to taken a harbor tour with them.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the hop on hop off bus at False Creek over to the island and the public market - a sweet little boat takes about 10 minutes

Thank Grannyglad
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the ferry from Granville Island to Vanier Park to visit the Maritime museum. A nice little ride and an interesting museum. The ferry would also be a great way to access Granville Island from Vancouver and get a boat ride as a bonus.

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

These little ferries are so much fun, and don't cost much. We took the one to Granville Island, so it was a short ride, and eased the stress of having to park on the island. The driver was great, and helpful to get on and off.

Thank Patricia108
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

False Creek Ferries is a great way to get from the South and West end of Vancouver to Granville Island, Olympic Village, Yaletown and BC Place. We purchased a day pass on our first day and found it easy to hop on/off the ferry as we visited the areas previously mentioned, including a walk to Gastown.

Thank Ed B
Long Jetty, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel staff recommended this was the best way to get to Granville Island and it was an enjoyable cruise. You step off right in the heart of the action. We returned the same was as its quick and pleasant.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a perfect spring day this was the perfect mode of transport to criss from Granville Island to the Vancouver Island.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having just arrived to the city, it was great to get a local's perspective of what to prioritize in our 3 day stay. Kathryn led us to some of the best the city has to offer. Super friendly and fun. It's people like this that makes your city fantastic. Thank you!!!!

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very useful and a good example of where the journey is part of the experience. Staff were good and really helpful. A great way to get the the Maritime Museum and Granville Island

Thank Dave310551
Calgary, Alberta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These Ferries are great if you want to walk around the harbor or cross over to/from Grandville Island and the rest linked. Reasonably priced, you can pay cash or debit. They boat captains are friendly and accommodating. Win-win.

Thank Trendy-Traveller82

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