The tiny ferries in False Creek

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The Aquabus docked at Granville Island
Photo by Taz/CC, Flickr

The tiny ferries in False Creek
Adapted from Wikipedia by Patti-Lea Ryan
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Looking for something fun to do?
Why not try one of the little ferries in False Creek.
The Aquabus and False Creek Ferries offer short ferry rides.
Both companies also offer mini cruises around False Creek.

People enjoying their ride on the Aquabus Wendy Cutler/CC, Flickr

People enjoying their ride on the Aquabus
Photo by Wendy Cutler/CC, Flickr

People take the ferries:

  • To have fun and see Vancouver sights on the water.
  • To get from one stop to another quickly.
  • To get to work. For some people the ferry is a handy way to travel.

Aquabus and False Creek Ferries

Aquabus
In 1979, someone had a good idea.
That is when a water-taxi service was started.
It went around Granville Island.
Seven years later the Aquabus began.
Four ferries were in ready in time for EXPO ’86.
More ferries have been added.
Now Aquabus has 12 ferries.

The ferries go to  Science World Harold Wright/CC, Flickr

Both ferries stop at Science World.
Photo by Harold Wright/CC, Flickr

Where the Aquabus stops
The Aquabus is a small colourful ferry.
It has eight stops to pick people up and drop them off.

False Creek Ferries  Granville Island Photo by The West End/CC, Flickr

False Creek Ferries at Granville Island
Photo by The West End/CC, Flickr

False Creek Ferries
False Creek Ferries started in 1981.
There were four little blue and white ferries.
There were eight ferries ready for EXPO ’86.
There are now 15 False Creek Ferries

People riding on the False Creek Ferry The West End/CC, Flickr

People sitting on the False Creek Ferry
The West End/CC, Flickr

Using 3 routes, False Creek Ferries has nine stops.

To find out more about the Aquabus
and the False Creek Ferries including fares/schedules,
bicycles, wheelchairs and lots more, go to:
http://theaquabus.com/
www.granvilleislandferries.bc.ca/

Vocabulary:

  1. EXPO ’86: Large celebration for Vancouver’s 100th Birthday in 1986.
  2. Water-taxi: a small boat that moves people
    from place to place on water
  3. Routes: a path or a direction (ex. from Vancouver to Granville Island)

2 thoughts on “The tiny ferries in False Creek

  1. I am wanting to take some family and friends on a harbour tour to see the Christmas Lights in False Creek this month in December 2015. I did this about 10 years ago, and it is time to do it again. Could you please give me a cost for seniors and adults for an hour sail.
    Thank you!!

    • Good morning, Catherine,

      I will ask the writer of the article to get in touch with you at your shaw address.
      Our number here is 604-984-1756.

      You’ll hear from her soon,
      Nila

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