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False Creek

Take a ferry ride past the high-rises of downtown Vancouver or cycle along the shoreline of this waterway in the heart of the city. 

False Creek is a scenic inlet that extends several miles into the center of Vancouver. Ride the ferry and see panoramic views of the high-rise buildings in the city center surrounding the inlet. Explore waterfront parks and marinas and enjoy this natural oasis at the city’s core.

Walk along the 6-mile (10-kilometer) path, which forms part of Vancouver’s famous Seawall walking track. Start in the afternoon at Vanier Park on the southern lip of the inlet. Reach Sunset Beach Park in time to see the sun set over the mountains of Vancouver Island. Rent a bike from one of several stores located conveniently close to the path to explore the entire length of the 14-mile (22-kilometer) seawall. 

Many scenic parks are scattered along the shore. Explore Vanier Park to find several interesting sculptures, including a giant metal crab and a reflective blob that seems to defy gravity. Find a spot on the grass at the park site locals call Hinge Park at Southeast False Creek, located on a tiny island.

Board one of the ferries that are constantly passing along the inlet. They shuttle from one side of the creek to the other throughout the day, offering passengers gorgeous views of the Vancouver city center. See the shiny metal dome of Science World and look for BC Place, the city’s central stadium.

The interesting name was given in 1859 by a British explorer, who was disappointed that the inlet did not extend farther inland but ended suddenly in mud flats. Rent a boat or a Jet Ski to explore the waters of False Creek on your own. Equipment is available from outlets located on Granville Island off the south shore.

False Creek is located in downtown Vancouver. With its central location, False Creek is easily accessible by public transportation. If you are driving, leave your car in one of the many parks along False Creek with a parking lot.

We all know you don't take time off work just to sit in a small seat on a plane and sleep in a different bed. Traveling is all about the cool things you can do while you're there!

Kick-start your adventure in False Creek in fine style. Why not consider trying out a Vancouver Explorer Private Tour or a SUP Tour?

Take a look at our False Creek things to do page for a full list.


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Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront ¥13,479
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

1133 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Coal Harbour, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from United States Consulate and Vancouver Waterfront. Robson Street and Canada Place are also within 10 minutes. Burrard Station is 6 minutes by foot and Granville Station is 10 minutes.

    Pan Pacific Vancouver ¥19,827
    Pan Pacific Vancouver

    Pan Pacific Vancouver

    999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps from Canada Place, Vancouver Waterfront, and Granville Street. Vancouver Convention Centre and Harbour Centre are also within 10 minutes. Waterfront Metro Station and Vancouver Waterfront Station are within a 5-minute walk.

      The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver ¥14,200
      The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver

      The Sutton Place Hotel - Vancouver

      845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Vancouver, this luxury hotel is steps from Robson Square and Robson Street. Granville Street and Vancouver Art Gallery are also within 5 minutes. Burrard Station is 5 minutes by foot and Vancouver City Center Station is 6 minutes.

        The Burrard ¥9,652
        The Burrard

        The Burrard

        1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown Vancouver, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Paul's Hospital and Granville Street. Robson Street and Sunset Beach are also within 10 minutes. Yaletown-Roundhouse Station is 11 minutes by foot and Burrard Station is 11 minutes.

          Hotel Blu Vancouver ¥12,773
          Hotel Blu Vancouver

          Hotel Blu Vancouver

          177 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Vancouver, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of BC Place Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Vancouver Central Public Library and Rogers Arena are also within 15 minutes. Stadium-Chinatown Station is 6 minutes by foot and Vancouver City Center Station is 8 minutes.

            Century Plaza Hotel & Spa ¥11,864
            Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

            Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

            1015 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in West End, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Orpheum Theater and Vancouver Art Gallery. Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and Canada Place are also within 1 mi (2 km). Burrard Station is 10 minutes by foot and Vancouver City Center Station is 11 minutes.

              Hyatt Regency Vancouver ¥15,499
              Hyatt Regency Vancouver

              Hyatt Regency Vancouver

              655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Coal Harbour, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and Vancouver Art Gallery. United States Consulate and Vancouver Convention Centre are also within 10 minutes. Burrard Station is only a 2-minute walk and Vancouver City Center Station is 5 minutes.

                Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre ¥9,510
                Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

                Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

                180 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Vancouver, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of BC Place Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Rogers Arena and Granville Street are also within 10 minutes. Stadium-Chinatown Station is only a 3-minute walk and Vancouver City Center Station is 8 minutes.