Walkabout False Creek

In 1859 a British surveyor discovered that a centuries-old fishing settlement that he was interested in, did not connect to Vancouver’s inner harbour. He was so disappointed with his discovery that he dismissed the area as a “false creek”.Today it is lined with wonderful restaurants and waterfront condominiums on the downtown/Yaletown side, and the fabulous markets, marinas and shops of Granville Island on the other.

False Creek


Begin your walkabout at the Main Street SkyTrain station to take a look at the area’s last remaining industrial waterfront along First Avenue. Pass under the Cambie Street Bridge and over into another world . . . parkland, seawall footpaths, marinas and enclaves of charming houses and apartments. A short walk to Granville Island and its famous public market. Or hop a ferry across the creek to explore the other side of False Creek known as Yaletown.