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Vancouver Travel Guide

Getting Vancouver



Ferries


The city also has a variety of small ferries - glorified bathtubs - run over similar routes by two rival companies: Aquabus (tel 689-5858) and False Creek Ferries (tel 684-7781, www.granvilleislandferries.bc.ca ). These provide a useful, very frequent and fun service. Aquabus run boats in a continuous circular shuttle from the foot of Hornby Street to the Fish Docks on the seawalk to Vanier Park and the museums, to Granville Island (both $2), and to the Yaletown dock by the road loop at the east foot of Davie Street ($3). False Creek Ferries also run to Granville Island ($2), and also to Vanier Park ($3 from Granville Island, $2 from the Aquatic Centre) just below the Maritime Museum - a good way of getting to the park and its museums .

Bus


The useful Transit Route Map & Guide ($1.50) is available from the infocentre and FareDealer shops, while free bus timetables can be found at the infocentre, 7-Eleven stores and the central library. The free Discover Vancouver on the Transit pamphlet from the infocentre is also extremely useful, though there is talk of discontinuing production of this guide.

SeaBuses


The downtown terminal is Waterfront Station in the old Canadian Pacific station buildings at the foot of Granville Street. There is no ticket office, only a ticket machine, but you can get a ticket from the small newsagent immediately on your left as you face the long gallery that takes you to the boats. Two 400-seat catamarans make the thirteen-minute crossing every fifteen to thirty minutes (6.30am-12.30am).




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