Aquabus: A Water Taxi Ride With Million Dollar Views In Vancouver
While visiting Vancouver, a friend and I went for lunch at Granville Island. After lunch, he headed back to his office and I stayed behind. The weather was ideal so stayed to enjoy Granville Island. I grabbed a coffee from the market, sat on the benches and looked at the view. Then after I needed to go back to my friend’s place in Mount Pleasant. Rather than take the bus or hail a taxi, I took the Aquabus.
Can’t beat this, can you?
The Aquabus is a passenger ferry that services False Creek. There are several docks stops in the downtown area as far west as Hornby near the Burrard Street Bridge, Yaletown, and on the other side at Olympic Village and Granville Island.
I hopped on the Aquabus at Granville Island and took it over to the Olympic Village which was right by where I am staying. I didn’t have to take a bus after all and I had amazing water views of the city in the process. The ride was so quick too. No traffic congestion on the water! The girl manning my Aquabus said that they run every 7 minutes. My local friend who cycles a lot said he occasionally takes the Aquabus because some of them fit bikes.
Here are some photos from my Aquabus ride:
For stops and more info check out the Aquabus’ website. If you’re in Vancouver and the weather is nice and you’re looking to head over to Granville Island from downtown, I suggest taking it if you’re not planning on walking over the bridge.
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