Posted March 2, 2011 by Adam Toren in City Guides

Vancouver Ferries

Vancouver has a wide range of transportation options that service numerous areas in and around the city. Vancouver has many boats crossing back and forth across its waterfronts and a variety of them travel around the city because the city is surrounded by water on three sides. There are a variety of ways for visitors to travel, including via BC Ferries, Aquabuses, SeaBus and False Creek Ferries.

BC Ferries

BC Ferries services areas such the Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island, the Queen Charlotte Islands, Vancouver, Prince Rupert and the Sunshine Coast. You can find specific fare and schedule information on the BC Ferries website or call 1-888-223-3779 to talk to customer service. There are packages from Pacific Coach Lines that offer a roundtrip bus and ferry ticket to downtown Victoria on Vancouver Island as well. Travelers can also catch Vancouver ferries from Tsawwassen, which is approximately 40 minutes from Vancouver. This ferry will arrive in Swartz Bay and you can catch a bus from the station that will take you into the City of Victoria.

AquaBus and False Creek Ferries


Back in 1979, the AquaBus service was created and developed into a fast-running business. Crossing False Creek to a variety of stops such as Stamp’s Landing, Granville Island, Science World and more, the electric-run AquaBuses provide easy travel for visitors and locals alike. False Creek Ferries run from False Creek areas such as David Lam Park, the Aquatic Centre and the bottom of Hornby Street, but follow slightly different routes. Visitors can inquire about faresaving options when traveling around on the AquaBus atwww.Aquabus.com/faresavings.htm and remember that the hours of operation on both ferries are subject to change. If you choose to take your dog along with you, you will need to keep him or her on a leash; and if you have babies or toddlers, strollers need to be broken down before getting on the ferry. There are plans in the works for a new ferry line called AquaBus IV, designed primarily for bicyclists who want to cross with their bikes.


Adam Toren

Adam Toren
Adam Toren is born and raised in Vancouver BC and loves everything Vancouver BC has to offer. He loves traveling and exploring new and unique restaurants and places around the world.