False Creek
False Creek
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Peaceful harbor and dock, perfect for boating.
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  • Larry P
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ferried around to different spots
    Bought an all day pass on Aquabus. Stopped on Granville Island on a busy Sunday. Stooped at another dock and had a beer and snack. Nice way to move around on a nice day when you are walked out. Always nice to get on the water.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 15, 2023
  • Clarissa Macedo
    Quebec City, Canada169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paddling guided tour
    I had booked a Paddle guided tour around False Creek but I didn’t know what to expect. I just loved it! It was a 2-hour tour with a great guide(Katie, from Vancouver Water Adventures) and it was unbelievable. We saw many beautiful spots and enjoyed this tour around the False Creek. If you like paddling or even kayaking, you will just love this. Highly recommend!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Kim F
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun way to view the skyline
    Hop-on-hop off ferries around False Creek are a lovely way to look at all the amazing modern apartment buildings. Coupled with the stops to explore different parts of the city. Definite must when in Vancouver.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Lister C
    British Columbia, Canada76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Long walk along the water
    Lovely walk in the rain. Got to see the inlet, lots of boats, small ferries, seals, birds, Canada geese. Don’t forget to get some gelato, lunch at Sunny side cafe, and try the wonderful salmon at Longliner fish stall at Granville island market
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 24, 2024
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Spagirl12
Portugal111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We took a day ticket on false creek ferries to travel around false creek. 16 dollars each a great deal. Recommended
Granville island touristy and overly expensive
Written October 17, 2022
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Lister C
British Columbia, Canada76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Lovely walk in the rain. Got to see the inlet, lots of boats, small ferries, seals, birds, Canada geese. Don’t forget to get some gelato, lunch at Sunny side cafe, and try the wonderful salmon at Longliner fish stall at Granville island market
Written April 24, 2024
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada3,216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The review below, by "Pookie Cake" gives a comprehensive and accurate history of the name derivation and some previous uses. So, rather than plagiarize what she(?) said, I would encourage you to read hers; and I'll focus on more current issues.
Tourists should DEFINITELY include this area in their plans. Easily accessible by public transit, a person can walk, cycle or wheel chair the segregated pathway around the north side quite easily (I'm not that familiar with the south side) starting in the Yaletown neighbourhood.
Stop to marvel at the natural beauty, but also consider the work of town planners (and many other visionaries) who redeveloped this area from heavy industrial in the space of two generations. Some evidence remains, such as the roundhouse (who knew this was once a railway yard?) and the still operating cement plant on Granville Island.
See various photographs and look for infoplaques along the way.
If you walk west, you can continue to Stanley Park!
Written August 3, 2020
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada3,216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
While autumn in Vancouver can often be cold and damp, if you are fortunate enough to find a dry day, come walk False Creek. since I didn't have time to do the whole thing, I concentrated on the SE corner, where I had appointments. Some great views from here, both natural and man-made (please see photos). Couple these sights with a flat walking surface and the fresh sea air, and you have a great walk for local and tourist alike.
Written November 20, 2022
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Clarissa Macedo
Quebec City, Canada169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I had booked a Paddle guided tour around False Creek but I didn’t know what to expect. I just loved it! It was a 2-hour tour with a great guide(Katie, from Vancouver Water Adventures) and it was unbelievable. We saw many beautiful spots and enjoyed this tour around the False Creek. If you like paddling or even kayaking, you will just love this.
Highly recommend!
Written July 8, 2023
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Larry P
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Bought an all day pass on Aquabus. Stopped on Granville Island on a busy Sunday. Stooped at another dock and had a beer and snack. Nice way to move around on a nice day when you are walked out. Always nice to get on the water.
Written June 15, 2023
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Kim F
Worthing, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Hop-on-hop off ferries around False Creek are a lovely way to look at all the amazing modern apartment buildings. Coupled with the stops to explore different parts of the city. Definite must when in Vancouver.
Written August 20, 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,693 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
False Creek is a wonderful water highway through which to travel and see so much of Vancouver. Getting on a ferry or aquabus is a great way to travel and see many of the wonders on offer.
Written January 1, 2024
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Jessie D
Leuven, Belgium13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
The seawall along False Creek is a great place to stroll or walk. It is far more quiet than the seawall at Stanley Park and it also offers you beautiful vistas of the city. You come across several playgrounds so it is a nice outing with the children. If you are getting too tired, you can take a ferry back! Only disadvantage: there a not so many public washrooms along the walk.
Written June 5, 2013
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Paul O
Victoria, Canada256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Beautiful scenery inside the city of Vancouver!
As noted by others, take the False Creek Ferry boats for a ride up False Creek.
You can walk along the creek from Telus World of Science on the north side all the way to Stanley Park.
On the South side you can walk along False Creek to Granville Island, continue to Kits Beach and if you have the energy, continue on to Spanish Banks and Pt. Grey.
There are many restaurants and shops in False Creek and the area is continuing to grow.
Written October 5, 2019
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