The Seabus: A Sightseeing Ride
“The ferries are catamarans constructed out of aluminium, which was quite rare when the initial two crafts were constructed in the 1970s. The ferries are double-ended so that they can travel in either direction without having to turn around. The first regular service between the City of North Vancouver and Vancouver began in 1900 with the craft North Vancouver.” (Alan Haig-Brown (May 2008). "Vancouver commuter ferry celebrates 30 years of service". Professional Mariner. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
I really enjoy riding the SeaBus. I actually do not understand when people are reading or not paying attention to the scenery. I never get bored to see the view when taking off from North Vancouver to Downtown. You can either be at the rear of the boat, and see both cities getting farther away or be at the front and see them coming closer. Usually the rear is less crowded, so I recommend taking the view from the back.
Two of our apartments are at walking distance of the Lonsdale Quay Market and the Seabus terminal. This super convenient location is ideal for travellers, or for working in Downtown; it only takes 10-15 min. to cross. You arrive at Waterfront station, where you can also connect to all kind of transit, such as the Skytrain, West Coast Express train, HeliJet (helicopter terminal), Sea Planes terminal and, of course, connection to several buses.
In our next blog, we will be writing about the main industries that are booming in the Vancouver area, such as film and animation, IT and software development.