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False Creek

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Address: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Peaceful harbor and dock, perfect for boating.

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We stopped by False Creek first thing in the morning to head over to Granville island. Arriving at about 8am it was very quiet with the occasional runner, making it a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom J
Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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540 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by False Creek first thing in the morning to head over to Granville island. Arriving at about 8am it was very quiet with the occasional runner, making it a very personal experience. Great views of Granville island and plenty to view upon. Definitely worth a visit

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British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a sheltered inlet just south of downtown Vancouver. The Aquabus is a great option to enjoy the multiple marinas and residences along both banks. You can also enjoy an enjoyable walk around the creek.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to spend a sunny day! Walk around the sea wall, over the Burrard and Cambie Bridges or go around Science World. Lots to see and do.

Thank Mick K
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the aqua bus and visited stops along False Creek. It was a pleasant experience and we enjoyed the neighborhoods very much.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needing to walk off our great meals we walked the VERY friendly paths surrounding False Creek (named because it is not a creek but, rather, a narrow, long inlet. Lovely easy walking. Don't miss it!

Thank Mark M
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sea walk is one of the most beautiful I have ever walked. Great for walking dogs, solo or family/friends.

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Lakeport, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed visiting this area. The views of the city and the mountains behind it were just amazing. There is a sidewalk which goes along the waterway and places to stop for picnics as well.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AS a former Vancouver resident its so nice to see how False Creek has become a wonderful place to enjoy from its former days as a polluted industrial area that smelled of oil from a barrel washing plant,a great place now to walk and enjoy Vancouver.

Thank Mike O
Vernon, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

False Creek has become a good part of a Vancouver visit. It has 'seawall' style biking and walking routes all around, a system of ferries that can be ridden just for their own sake or for getting from place to place of interest: Science World, Liam Park, Granville Island, Aquatic Centre, Maritime Museum, downtown Vancouver. The main areas near Yaletown... More 

Thank Mommasbest
Bunbury, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not sure if it was pollution but this attractive creek area had absolutely no fish to be seen in the waters. there was a big oil slick on the surface though presumable from all the smaller boats in the area using it.

Thank rwe003

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