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False Creek Ferries

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Address: 1804 Boat Lift Lane | Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 3Y2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-684-7781
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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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Vancouver Trolley Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Lookout Observation Deck and Vancouver...
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Granville Island Ferry Hop-On Hop-Off Day Pass

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Great ride and way to see Vancouver from the water, but steep prices.

Great way to see Vancouver from the water, but price of ferry crossings are high. Better to buy a 10 trip pass....more economical. Staff is usually very friendly and accommodating.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great way to see Vancouver from the water, but price of ferry crossings are high. Better to buy a 10 trip pass....more economical. Staff is usually very friendly and accommodating.

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I stay at the Sylvia Hotel I walk along the Seawall to the False Creek Ferry departure place at the aquatic centre. It is an adventure I look forward to every time I come to the city. I go either to the bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival or the Granville Island Market. The guys that run these are... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These little boats zip up and down false creek and you can use them as a taxi from one point to the other or pay the round trip fare and stay on the boat for the full loop - on a beautiful day this is the best way to enjoy being on water and seeing the city from this vantage... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

- Fun - Quick - Great Customer Service and knowledge of the Vancouver area - Kids loved it - Great chance to take some photos of Vancouver and Granville Island - Nice alternative from taking any of the bridges

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the option of taking the ferry to Granville Island as part of our Vancouver Trolly tour. I'm glad we did. It was a short trip, but a fun ride. We even saw an otter as we came in to dock.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These cute little ferries (take about 12 passengers) are a great way to get around False Creek. Save a lot of walking or lengthy bus trips through the traffic. PLus you get to see a different view of the city.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our first day we used the False Creek Ferries. Staff were lovely, boats were clean and tidy and the service regular and easy to use. A great way to get around the hot tourist spots.

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the ferry to get from Granville Island to Yaletown. This avoids the very long walk that you would need to take otherwise. The boats are small, just holding a few passengers. The driver was friendly and the trip short and without incident.

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the False Creek Ferry over to Granville Island. It was a great way to cruise the waterways around Vancouver. They offered other ferries to various other sites and you could also do one of those on and off deals.It was a great little ride.Those ferries are tough little work boats.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a 1 way excursion over to Granville Island and the service was quick and efficient and the boat captain was friendly. I just wish they were part of the transit system so it would have been included in our transit pass.

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