Riding the Seabus across Burrard Inlet is a great option to enjoy some Vancouver sightseeing
The Seabus provides an inexpensive way for tourists to travel to North Vancouver and provides some spectacular views of the Vancouver skyline and Stanley Park along the way.
Operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company, the Seabus operates a fleet of three double ended passenger catamaran that connect Waterfront Station, the terminus for two SkyTrain routes in downtown Vancouver, with Lonsdale Quay Public Market and Transit Exchange in North Vancouver. During the day two and during the evening one catamaran sail across Burrard inlet covering just over 3 kms in just 12 minutes. Each vessel holds up to 400 passengers. The ferries simultaneously load from one side and unload from the other through 6 sets of doors on each side, and they can travel in both directions without turning around. This results in a turnaround time of only 3 minutes providing 15 minute service throughout the day. During evenings and Sundays just one Seabus operates to provide 30 minute service. Service runs from 6 am until 1 am Monday through Saturday and from 8 am to 11 pm on Sundays and Holidays. Seabus is an integrated part of the Translink system so you can travel on it using the same Fare or Day pass as the regular buses or SkyTrain.
A trip on the Seabus is a 'must do' for anyone visiting Vancouver and offers some excellent views of Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver Harbour, Stanley Park, The Lions Gate Bridge and the north shore mountains.