Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Cruising False Creek and Burrard Inlet in Vancouver, B.C.

by Keith and Heather Nicol
Be sure to see Granville Market
    Over the last couple of days the weather in Vancouver has been stellar and we have been taking to the water to see the sites from a different vantage point. On Monday, May 13 we took the False Creek mini cruise operated by Aquabus (http://theaquabus.com/). This is a great way to see various parts of False Creek from the water. We started our "voyage" at the Hornby Street stop and with a couple of transfers we ended up at "The Village" near Science World. Our guide told us it was about 4 km one way and you can also use the Aquabus to go to several other locations along False Creek. One of the don`t miss stops is Granville Island with its popular Granville Market as a main attraction.
The Aquabus ferries travel along False Creek
The Harbour Cruise is a great way to see Burrard Inlet
 On Tuesday, May 14 we took the Harbour Cruise which gives a 1 hour tour of Burrard Inlet. We boarded a paddle wheeler near Canada Place and our tour gave us a great perspective of Vancouver Harbour which is Canada`s largest port. We sat on the upper deck in the sunshine and had a grand time seeing the mountains on one side and Vancouver`s high rises on the other. We even saw an eagle soaring overhead and a harbour seal that had pulled out on an unused dock. Harbour Cruises also does a sunset tour and also trips up nearby Indian Arm. For more information see:  www.boatcruises.com
Harbour Cruise uses a paddle wheeler for its tours of Burrard Inlet

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