False Creek Tours

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False Creek
An inlet dividing downtown Vancouver from the rest of the city, False Creek borders some of Vancouver’s busiest shoreside neighborhoods, from chic Yaletown to Granville Island. The inlet hums with the activity of ferries, kayaks, and other boats, while the water’s edge is lined with scenic paths.
 
The Basics
Many travelers cross False Creek via the Burrard Street, Granville, or Cambie Street bridges on the way downtown. Some bike tours follow routes along the edge of False Creek, while select cruises and kayaking tours depart from Granville Island and venture out into the inlet. Water-based tours offer a unique view of shoreside urban landmarks, including Science World and BC Place stadium, and provide a chance to spot wildlife, such as harbor seals and cormorants.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • A False Creek bike ride, walk, or cruise is a must for first-time visitors to Vancouver.
  • False Creek is not suitable for swimming, though it is possible to use kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and dragon boats on the waterway.
  • The seawall is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair-accessible ferries and boats also venture out into False Creek.
 
How to Get There
False Creek faces downtown Vancouver and is easily accessible via public transport. Take the SkyTrain to Stadium-Chinatown (Expo line), Main Street-Science World (Expo line), Yaletown-Roundhouse (Canada line), or Olympic Village (Canada line).
 
When to Get There
False Creek is quietest in early morning and evening. For a memorable experience, opt for a nighttime cruise or kayak tour, so you can see Vancouver sparkle.
 
Stroll the False Creek Seawall
Extending along the north and south edges of False Creek are pedestrian and cycle-friendly promenades. Follow the wide, paved False Creek seawall, which offers excellent views of the downtown skyline and mountain peaks looming behind the skyscrapers. The route leads past Granville Island Market, waterfront parks, and the Olympic Village, which hosted athletes during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
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Vancouver Kayaking Tour

Searching for a unique outdoors experience while in Vancouver? Discover the beauty of Vancouver’s city skyline and stunning shoreline on a family-friendly kayaking tour. Spend 2.5 hours winding through the False Creek inlet and getting friendly with resident seals, ducks and kingfishers. With an expert guide, learn kayaking technique and enjoy a city sightseeing tour set against nature.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Illuminated Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour in Vancouver

Explore the waters off Granville Island by night on this 1.5-hour illuminated kayak or stand-up paddleboard tour in Vancouver. Head into the protected inlet of False Creek with your guide when the crowds have disappeared. Enjoy breathtaking views over the city’s famous skyline as the sun sinks below the horizon, and watch as the sky explodes in color. After sunset, paddle into English Bay as your LED lights illuminate the water — a truly unique experience! Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Vancouver City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Customize your sightseeing tour of vibrant Vancouver with multiple pass options for a hop-on hop-off tour aboard a clear-top bus. Let someone else drive you around town, and choose when to disembark at any of the 29 stops, such as Chinatown, Stanley Park and Gastown. Choose between the CITY Route (15 stops), PARK Route (21 stops) or the DUAL Pass (29 stops). You'll able to explore historical landmarks and shop along Robson Street at your own pace.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Vancouver Highlights Bike Tour

Discover the beauty and culture of Vancouver on a small-group bike tour – great for riders of all levels! Over five hours, accompany your guide on a leisurely ride along dedicated bike routes. Explore the city’s natural wonders like Stanley Park's rain forest and historic neighborhoods like Gastown and Chinatown – featuring one of the world’s best city gardens. Cruise along the seawalls for gorgeous views of the North Shore Mountains, False Creek and more!
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Epic Electric Bike Tour of Vancouver

Touring Vancouver by bike lets you experience the city at a pace you can’t access by car. Ride along Vancouver’s separated bike trails with a small group of no more than 8 riders. Cruise the Stanley Park Seawall, visit Beaver Lake, check out both modern and historic neighborhoods. Your electric bike will make your ride a breeze no matter your fitness level.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Vancouver City and Seals Scenic Boat Tour

Discover the sights and sounds around Vancouver, British Columbia, on this scenic, 90-minute boat tour. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, travel along the coastline of English Bay, west of the downtown peninsula, to popular Lighthouse Park, the Seal Colony and centrally located False Creek, which separates downtown Vancouver from the rest of the city. Along the way, see a plethora of attractions, like Stanley Park, English Bay Beach, the Lions Gate Bridge, plus offshore freighters, the beautiful homes of West Vancouver and much more.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Bowen Island Dinner and Zodiac Tour

Make your meal an adventure on a 3-hour zodiac tour from Vancouver to Bowen Island at the mouth of Howe Sound. In addition to dinner and a drink at Doc Morgan’s, this tour includes a high-speed boat ride, ocean-ready gear, and sightseeing along the Vancouver waterfront.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Vancouver Holiday Dinner and Carols Cruise

Embrace the holiday spirit and take part in the annual Parade of Lights Festival on this 2.5- or 3.5-hour dinner and carols cruise in Vancouver. Hop aboard your stylish vessel in Vancouver and celebrate the festive season in style! With the other boats in the parade, cruise through False Creek, North and West Vancouver or Deep Cove as the Christmas lights dance over the water. Sit down to a delicious traditional dinner on board and enjoy specialities such as roast turkey and herb stuffing as festive carols ring out.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Afternoon Bike Tour of Vancouver

Cycle along the seawall and through some of Vancouver’s most popular neighborhoods with your small group and a guide. You’ll see Gastown, Yaletown, Chinatown (with a stop at the serene Dr Sun Yat-Sen Garden) and Strathcona—Vancouver’s oldest residential neighborhood.  There will be time for a walk through the market on Granville Island before concluding the 11-mile (18 kilometer) trip.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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