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2019 Guide to False Creek in Vancouver, BC, Canada

False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

This is the complete guide to False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

False Creek is not a creek, but rather more of an inlet of water in the middle of the City of Vancouver.  It is surrounded by a seawall, condominiums, restaurants, marinas, parks, and even a cement plant!

Originally, it was a highly industrial area with lots of sawmills and therefore was very polluted.  It has totally transitioned to an almost entirely residential area with very expensive high-rise towers around it.  Even the water is getting better and there are now even herring spawning on Granville Island!

Here is information on: Attractions, Activities, Events, Restaurants, Parks, Art, Bridges, Real Estate, History, Accomodations, Services, and Frequently Asked Questions

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False Creek Attractions

Granville Island

Granville Island in False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Granville Island has a large famous public market, lots of independent restaurants and shops, theatres, artist studios, and a large marina!  Granville Island is operated by the Canadian federal government.  It is most stop for tourists that come to Vancouver.

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ScienceWorld at Telus World of Science

ScienceWorld at Telus World of Science at False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

ScienceWorld at Telus World of Science is a paid attraction that has many science-related exhibits and displays.  It also has a OMNIMAX theatre which show movies on its huge screen.  This attraction is geared toward children and families, but has enough content for all ages.

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False Creek Seawall

False Creek Seawall in Vancouver, BC, Canada

The False Creek Seawall is a 7.6 km (4.7 mile) seawall that runs the entire length of False Creek.  It has two separated paths, one for walking/jogging and the other for bicycling/rollerblading/skateboarding.  It goes from the Burrard St. bridge to ScienceWorld to Granville Island passing the Yaletown and Olympic Village neighbourhoods along the way.

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BC Place Stadium

BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC, Canada

BC Place Stadium is the largest stadium in British Columbia holding upwards of 60,000 people for events.  It hosts sporting and concert events.  It has a retractable roof that is open on sunny days!  It is home to the BC Lions football club of the Canadian Football League(CFL) and the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer League(MLS).

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Rogers Arena

Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Rogers Arena is a large multi-purpose arena holding upwards of 20,000 people.  It hosts sporting and concert events.  It is home to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League(NHL).

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Vancouver Aquatic Centre

Vancouver Aquatic Centre in False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Vancouver Aquatic Centre is a large swimming and recreation centre in the West End.

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Yaletown Roundhouse

Engine 374 at Yaletown Roundhouse at False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Yaletown Roundhouse is a building that houses the restored historic train engine 374 that was the first to cross Canada.  It is free to visit.  You are allowed to climb onto the train.  There are also some train-related souvenirs that you can purchase here.

False Creek Ferries

False Creek Ferries in False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

False Creek ferries are small passenger ferries that ferry people across False Creek and English Bay.  They operate as water taxis.  They have a number of routes, but the main route is from the West End to/from Granville Island.

False Creek Aquabus

Aquabus in False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

False Creek Aquabus are small passenger ferries that ferry people across False Creek.  They operate as water taxis.  They have a number of routes and have some larger ferries that can carry bicycles.

False Creek Yacht Club

False Creek Community Centre

False Creek Moorage

anchoring permit, harbour authority

False Creek Activities

Kayaking

kayak rentals

Water Bike Rentals

New for 2019 are Water Bike Rentals.  These are bicycles on pontoons that you can ride all around English Bay.  Their information is at: BCWaterBikes.ca

Boating

boat rentals

False Creek Events

False Creek Restaurants/Pubs/Bars/Concessions

Tapshack Eatery- Burrard Bridge

This small pub/restaurant was formerly the Pirate Pub.  It is located right on the False Creek Seawall.  It is a small place, but has outdoor patio seating during the spring/summer.  The patio is a really great place to sit out and watch people on the seawall go by.

Address: 1012 Beach Ave #1, Vancouver, BC, V6E 1T7
Phone: 604-676-2337
Email: burrardbridge@tapshack.ca
Website: tapshack.ca
Hours: Mon-Wed 11am-10pm, Thur 11am-11pm, Fri 11am-12am, Sat 10am-12am, Sun 10am-10am

False Creek Parks

George Wainborn Park

David Lam Park

Coopers Park

Creekside Park

Hinge Park

False Creek Statues/Monuments/Plaques

False Creek Art

False Creek Bridges

There are 3 bridges that cross over False Creek: Burrard Street bridge, Granville Street bridge, and Cambie Street Bridge.

Burrard Street Bridge

Burrard Street Bridge over False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Burrard Street Bridge is a vehicle, cyclist, and pedestrian bridge that goes over False Creek along Burrard Street.

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Granville Street Bridge

Granville Street Bridge over False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Granville Street Bridge is a vehicle, cyclist, and pedestrian bridge that goes over False Creek along Granville Street.

Cambie Street Bridge

Cambie Street Bridge over False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Cambie Street Bridge is a vehicle, cyclist, and pedestrian bridge that goes over False Creek along Cambie Street.

False Creek Real Estate

Past/History

Expo 86

Industrial history

2010 Olympic Athletes Village

False Creek Accomodations

Hotels around and near False Creek

Apartments for Rent and Sale

Condos for Rent and Sale

Housing Co-operative

Developments

official development plan

False Creek Services

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  • clinic
  • gym
  • dental

False Creek Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is False Creek?

False Creek is an inlet of water in the middle of the city of Vancouver, BC, Canada.

How did False Creek get it's name?

It got it's name because when it was being surveyed in the 19th century they thought they were going up a creek, but it was 'False'.

How deep is False Creek?

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