Granville Island and False Creek Boat Tours

Explore the history of False Creek from the water

Sunday, April 7th & 14th
2pm – 3:30pm


After a the popularity of the first boat tour of False Creek with Joost Bakker in October 2018, we’re reprising this unique way to explore waterfront history. Two special opportunities offer diverse perspectives on the growth and change of Granville Island and False Creek. Hop aboard a False Creek Ferries boat and enjoy this fun vantage point of this historic area. Space is limited.

False Creek by Boat: 150 years of Industry and Change with Historian John Atkin
Sunday, April 14th
This event and its waiting list are at capacity. If you would like to be notified if this event is run again please email or phone 604-264-9642.

What better way to explore False Creek than by boat. While we cruise its length we will discuss and explore the extraordinary changes brought by over a century and a half of development on its shores. Including innovative and ground-breaking housing on the south shore, pioneering green development in the south east and the ongoing transformation of the north shore, the Creek offers a catalogue of urban planning and design that helped put Vancouver on the map.

Join Vancouver Heritage Foundation on a cruise through the history of industry and transformation that makes False Creek one of the city’s favourite places for visitors and locals alike.

Thanks to our Event Partner False Creek Ferries.

This tour earns 1.5 Non-core LUs from AIBC.

Granville Island and False Creek by Boat: Explore the Transformation with Architect Joost Bakker
Sunday, April 7th
If you would like to be notified if this event is run again please email or phone 604-264-9642.

False Creek was once an industrial hub with railyards, shipbuilding and manufacturing supporting the region’s resource industries. By the 1960s, its role was declining and the area was heavily polluted. The transformation of False Creek began in the 1970s with the rethinking of Granville Island, now a top tourist destination and the heart of a popular residential and commercial district. Historic buildings, industrial artefacts, and old and new uses are all ingredients in the success of the area.

Join Architect Joost Bakker aboard a False Creek Ferry boat to explore the history and transformation of False Creek from the water. Joost and fellow Architect Norman Hotson led the award-winning adaptive reuse of Granville Island as well as other projects around the shores of the inlet, and together were recognized in 2017 with an Architectural Institute of BC lifetime achievement award.

This tour earns 1.5 Core LUs from AIBC.