Vancouver in Early March – Part 11 – False Creek

False Creek is actually a short inlet separating downtown Vancouver from the rest of the city. It was named by George Henry Richards during his Hydrographic survey of 1856-1863, when he thought he was traversing a creek.

Human settlement began in this area 8-10,000 years ago.


I am sure the original settlers would scarce recognize the area they used to call home. The banks of the inlet are lined with marinas and glass towers maximizing the view for their residents.

The area is indeed very scenic as it stretches from the Burrard Inlet to Science World. We tend to walk some parts of the seawall in this area, at least once during visits and there is always something new to see.

Looking across at Granville Island, with Burrard Bridge on the right.
Science World at end of False Creek
The “creek” is used by many rowing clubs as a training area, especially early in the morning
water taxis flit about connecting downtown to the rest of Vancouver from a series of docks
looking across at downtown and B.C. Place from near Olympic Village
Goldeneyes enjoy a swim
cormorants haul up wherever they can
several companies rent kayaks in the area
the ever present gull
water taxi sails past one of the boat marinas in the creek
parks and public art abound along the sea wall

7 thoughts on “Vancouver in Early March – Part 11 – False Creek

  1. Vancouver looks amazing at any time of the year! Can’t believe we never made it t the False Creek, but given the amount of time we had in the city, I didn’t wanna run around like a headless chicken either. Thanks for sharing, Allan. These photos made my day. And thanks for offering help with planning my dream trip to Vancouver, if that’s even gonna be possible with the way things are going now. Take care 😊 Aiva

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    1. If you have never ben, it is tough to know which way to turn. We have been going since 1980 and have been there, seen that. Now, we try to stay away from the attractions that charge admission and just enjoy the walks and scenery. Yes, who knows where travel will be. It may all be virtual. B.C. does not even want us Albertans to come right now. Thanks for reading and commenting. Stay well Aiva. Allan

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    1. Not taking it personally. I also do not want anyone from the Calgary area to visit us up here. They have 8 times the cases we do. And, please, please please keep the U.S./Canada border shut. We always enjoy walking/riding on either side of False Creek, whenever we are in Vancouver. Thanks for reading Bernie and stay well. Allan


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