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Just don't go swimming there!


False creek is far from it's natural state - it is basically a man made body of water.  The inland part used to be large tidal estuary but it has been dedged, filled and walled to fill the needs of industry. The land surrounding was once full of industry (lumber mill's, rail yards and manufacturing) but that is now mostly gone, replaced by residential buildings and people.
Golden City

False Creek At Night

False Creek really shows off it's urban side at night as a giant reflecting pond for the city.
BC Place With Lights On The Water Science World With An Aquabus
The water is crossed by three large bridges, the Cambie Street Bridge, the Granville Street Bridge and the Burrard Street Bridge.
Cambie Street BridgeAquabus Under Granville Street Bridge Burrard Street Bridge Casting Shadows

Kayaking

Granville Island is on False Creek and there is a place that rents Kayaks. It makes for a great few hours if you are into self propelled entertainment.

Coming Out Of Granville Island
We have a kayak camping trip coming up and David wisely wanted to get some practice in before we committed ourselves to a long trip well beyond our skills or endurance.  There is a Kayak rental place down on Granville Island and we managed to get four people together to go for a bit of paddle.


We headed up the inlet to the calmer waters on the other side of the Cambie Street bridge.  The huge Millennium Water construction site (with it's crazy number of cranes) dominates the horizon.

Millennium Water
          Construction Site

Coming Into Man Made Bay
The condos are a long ways from complete (but progressing at terrific rate, even by Vancouver standards) but some of the amenities such as the redeveloped oceanfront sea wall are almost complete.  It's amazing to see so many condo's coming on stream all at the same time - I believe there must be terrific risk in creating an "instant" neighborhood.

Tube Pedestrian BridgeLarge Stone Steps To The Water
 
 
Upside Down Science World
The Dragon Boat races are coming up soon so there were lots of boats out on the water getting practice in.  Science world is kind of a hub for this kind of activity so we had to dodge a few boats as we went to farthest end of the inlet.


Coming Around Yaletown
We only rented for two hours so we couldn't really hang out too long.  We stopped in at Yaletown for a coffee (Why isn't there a starbucks on the dock yet?), and paddled back to Granville Island to return our boats.

Jeremy Turned Around

Snow

Burrard Street Bridge in Snow
Rarely, we do get cold weather and snow. When that happens, the city basically shuts down because we have so little snow clearing equipment and most people don't own snow tired.  Since I live close to false creek that means it's an opportunity for me to go out and take photos!



Alder Bay In Snow

Snowed In DockFalse Creek Starting To FreezeCross Country Skier On Seawall



Aquabus Under Granville Street Bridge
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Coming Out Of Granville Island
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Cross Country Skier On Seawall
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Golden City
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Tube Pedestrian Bridge
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Coming Into Man Made Bay
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Cambie Street Bridge
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Burrard Street Bridge in Snow
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Large Stone Steps To The Water
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Jeremy Turned Around
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Alder Bay In Snow
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BC Place With Lights On The Water
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False Creek Starting To Freeze
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Burrard Street Bridge Casting Shadows
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Upside Down Science World
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Coming Around Yaletown
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Science World With An Aquabus
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Snowed In Dock
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