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The Aquabus

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Granville Island & Fairview
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Address: 1617 Foreshore Walk, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3X4, Canada
Phone Number: 604-689-5858
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Easy and fun way to get around

Cute little boats that get you around False creek. Much more enjoyable than driving if you have the choice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Davis, California
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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cute little boats that get you around False creek. Much more enjoyable than driving if you have the choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome trip. We took maxi one. 40 min round trip and enjoyed all of it. Definitely will go back whenever friends come over.

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We sailed off in this little boat from the harbor to Granville Island. It was cheap and quite the experience. Fun for kids!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Used the Aquabus with a daily compass card. Great way to get to North Vancouver and then take the 236 bus to Grouse Mountain. Nice views on the return trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I work downtown and when I have afterwork events at Olympic Village or Granville Island will often treat myself to a water taxi. It's not the fastest way to travel, but the view is stunning (on rainy days, when there are few people on the boats, the view isn't as good, but the mood makes up for it) and it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ticket machines are easy to use. Love that you can take bikes on. Short ride to North shore, all worked very efficiently. Good value too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Vancouver has traffic and alot of it. The Aquabus is cheap it zipps you around to Granville Island and other parts quick and easy and way less frustrating the doing it on your own.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't realize that I could take my bicycle on the Aquabus until I went riding with a local friend on my last visit. If you are in a hurry to get across to either Hornby or to Granville Island, hop on the Aquabus then carry on your merry way riding your bike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Aqua Bus after a long walk along the seawall and Stanley Park. We took it from Hornby Street over to Granville Island. And then after our time on the island, then we paid $11 per person for the 40 min tour of False Creek. Then we decided to get off sooner because it was closer to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For $4.50, there is no better way to travel! Interesting, relaxing and easy to navigate. I will definitely do this again.

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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 wares at the public market, and others of whom have arrived to take in the eclectic atmosphere. A popular seafood destination, and Vancouver's leading spot for improv and amateur theatre, Granville Island is an indulgent, welcoming entertainment centre in any season or time of day.