False Creek Vancouver View

False Creek Vancouver View

For A Long Stay, Try A False Creek Vancouver View

We were in Vancouver for a long stay in the fall. We ended up in a few different hotels for short stays or for short holiday breaks.  But for most of our visit we enjoyed our first experience in an Airbnb condo.  This provided an awesome False Creek Vancouver view! Located around the ex-Olympic village, this local neighbourhood provided us with a great place to be locals for our visit.

Map of Area

Up until this visit, we really had no idea about this part of town. We often went through the Main Street Skytrain station and it always looked like the Telus Science Centre was far from downtown. Once we settled into the condo and started to explore, we realized how close we were to downtown.

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Tap and Barrel Beer

As a place to live, the neighbourhood had everything we needed.  It was close to public transit, had local shopping within walking distance, a great variety of restaurants, two high quality gelato stores and direct access to the seawall paths.  There were lots of options when we walked or biked around Vancouver.

Never A Shortage of Things To See and Do in False Creek

There was never a shortage of things to see in our False Creek Vancouver view.  When we walked around the neighbourhood, we found was colourful characters and outdoor art.

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We enjoyed the wide variety of water craft that went up and down the False Creek basin. We rented kayaks.  But dragon boats were available for a slow tour too. If we wanted to learn how to sail a boat, sailboats could also be rented. If you wanted to party, the booze boat did a sunset cruise from the dock by BC Place.  We even found Joe’s BBQ boat for a snack. When we made our way to the mouth of this inlet, we saw that Vancouver was a very busy harbour!

BC Place Kayak
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There were many different ways to get a tour of Vancouver. But we loved to sit back and take a small ferry around the False Creek basin to see the False Creek Vancouver view.  There were two options to choose from – Aquabus or False Creek Ferries. The ferries ran from early morning to late night, servicing both regular downtown commuters and tourists. When we biked in Vancouver, we even took the Cyquabus with our bike and saved yourself a ride all around the bay.

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We found wildlife in the parks along the shore for kids of all ages. There are gardens to sit in and even cooperative fruit, vegetable and flower gardens in the neighbourhood.

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Sights Along The False Creek Vancouver View

There was lots to see and do when we visited Granville Island. We even stopped and saw the interesting floating houses moored at the docks.

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If we wanted sports or other large scale entertainment we could walk to BC Place or the Rogers Arena. And for education, Telus Science World was located right here.

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On both shores of the False Creek basin we found something to do almost every weekend. During our visit we enjoyed a large Volkswagen swap meet, Open Door Vancouver and an outdoor concert. The Cirque du Soleil tent went up close to when we left but we never made it to a show.

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Throughout our visit we continued to be amazed at the number and variety of food trucks that we found around Vancouver. We could satisfy any craving if we found where the truck was that day. In our False Creek neighbourhood, several times we found large food truck events and we knew where lunch or dinner was that day!

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The Views From False Creek Provided A Constant Show

Through the 4 months we were there, the False Creek Vancouver view out our window kept us captivated. The light changed through the day creating reflection visions that shimmered in the water.

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Downtown Reflection

At night we were treated to a colourful show as the colours on BC Place and the Telus dome changed.

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As summer changed to fall, we got to enjoy False Creek in fall colours in our False Creek Vancouver view. We even saw the first snow falls lightly dusting the mountains.

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Fall Colours Telus Science World - False Creek Vancouver View In British Columbia BC.jpg

We Enjoyed A False Creek Vancouver View

False Creek was a great neighbourhood to enjoy as a local when we visited Vancouver. The False Creek Vancouver view never ceased to entertain. We would definitely consider this area of Vancouver when we are back the next time.

Have you enjoyed the False Creek Vancouver view? Is there another neighbourhood you would recommend staying in? Did we miss any major treat in the False Creek area?

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