False Creek ferries started in 1982 with two electric boats running between Granville Island and the old Boater’s Village Marina on the north shore of False Creek. Slowly, but surely, the idea of water borne passenger transportaion in the Creek became accepted, and a new dedicated ferry dock was built at the Aquatic Centre in 1983. When the now iconic Jay Benford designed "Spirit Class" ferries were commissioned and put into service the next year, it was clear that ferry service was here to stay. Thirty years and over 15 million passengers later, the “little blue ferries” are firmly established as an integral part of public transit in Vancouver, offering a unique perspective on one of the most vibrant areas of the city. The fleet now consists of twelve vessels, including four 20-passenger diesel powered “supermini-ferries,” and routes extend from the Maritime Museum in Kitsilano to Science World and the Main Street Skytrain station.
False Creek Ferries has a commitment to providing a safe, reliable and comfortable transportation alternative to locals and visitors alike and all of our operators are Transport Canada certified. Come for a ride and enjoy beautiful scenery, and no-hassle access to one of the most vibrant areas of the city.