Aquabus: A Water Taxi Ride With Million Dollar Views In Vancouver
While visiting Vancouver, my friend Nick 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. Grabbing a coffee, I decided to sit on the benches and watch the view. After hanging out, I needed to get back to my friend’s place in Mount Pleasant. Rather than take the bus or hail a taxi, I rode 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.
At Granville Island, I hopped on the Aquabus and took it over to the Olympic Village (where I was staying). It was so nice to not have to ride the city bus and have amazing 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 can hold 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 I suggest taking it.