above show False Creek by day and by night)
is a short inlet in the heart of Vancouver separating downtown from the
rest of the city. It was named by George Henry Richards during his
Hydrographic survey of 1856-63. Science World is located at its eastern
end and the Burrard Street Bridge crosses its western end. False Creek
is also spanned by the Granville Street and Cambie Street bridges.
False Creek is home to the major sporting venues in Vancouver, including
GM Place (home to the Vancouver Canucks) and BC Place (home to the BC
Lions). It was also the location of the Molson Indy Vancouver Champ Car
race. That event, however, was discontinued following the 2004 season,
as the series scheduled a race in Edmonton for the 2005 season. Also,
the southeastern portion of the False Creek area is currently being
renovated in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Every June, the
Dragon Boat Festival is held on False Creek. Also, False Creek is where
the Vancouver College Rowing Team holds most of its practices.
For cruising sailors, there are several marinas located along or
near False Creek. In addition, it is possible to put down anchor.
There are also canoe and kayak rental companies based near or around
Several rainbow-coloured Aquabuses serve as water taxis servicing the
False Creek area; carrying passengers to Vancouver scenic spots,
parks, hotels. The aqua-buses.are
equipped for carrying both foot passengers and cyclists. For information
about routes, fares, tours and contact details, visit: