Patio Hopping with Vancouver’s Water Taxis


Plan a fun day patio hopping around False Creek using Vancouver’s water taxis, an affordable way to enjoy a “mini-boat cruise”.  Two water taxi companies service False Creek, The Vancouver Aquabus and False Creek Ferries.

Photo Courtesy: The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant Facebook

Start your day at Granville Island Public Market. The False Creek Ferries docks right beside, the legendary Bridges Restaurant patio. Vancouver Aquabus docks in front of the Backstage Lounge patio directly beside the Granville Public Market main building. Both Granville Market’s Dockside Restaurant with a stunning upscale lounge patio and the hidden rooftop patio at The Sandbar Restaurant also offer oceanfront views and are just a short walk to the water taxi docks.

Photo Courtesy: Mahony & Sons
From Granville Island, head to the legendary Mahony & Sons waterfront patio, complete with it’s own taxi dock.
Then it’s off to Olympic Village. While Tap and Barrel Restaurant offers the only direct patio with a waterfront view, there are plenty of pubs and restaurants within a short walk.
Photo Courtesy: Provence Marinaside Restaurant & TWB

End your trip at one of the three patios with waterfront views in Yaletown. For wine-lovers head to Provence Marinaside Restaurant & sister restaurant, The Wine Bar. For beer-lovers, the casual Hurricane Grill patio serves up classic pub fare. Or head to Bella Gelateria which serves up their world-renowned gelato along with a licensed patio restaurant serving up Neapolitan style pizza and pasta. Try their gelatines; a scoop of gelato or sorbetto added to cocktails such as the Raspberry Manhattan Isola (raspberry sorbetto, Jameson’s Irish whiskey & Disaronno Amaretto) or the Texas Grind (pecan, vanilla & sour cherry gelato, vodka and Grand Marnier).

Happy summer cruising!

Vancouver Aquabus
All day ferry pass: $15.00
View Route Map here.

False Creek Ferries
All day ferry pass: $16.00
View Route Map here.