Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had Tiny Islands for Hanging Out On in False Creek

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If is a column that advocates for things that exist in other cities that could, in one way or another, serve to improve life in our own. Archive here.


(via) With a nice stretch of Spring weather reportedly approaching, it’s only natural to start dreaming of ways to enjoy it. There’s the obvious choices of parks and beaches, but I also like where Marshall Blecher and Magnus Maarbjerg are coming from with CPHØ1, their concept for a floating island.

Specifically designed for anyone to use as it moves around Copenhagen’s harbour, it’s ideal for fishing, barbecues, swimming, and tiny events (it’s just 215 sqft). It floats by way of recycled plastic bottles and is made of locally sourced wood and salvaged materials. Bonus: a 6 m high Linden tree provides a little shade.

Floating a few of these off Beer Island in False Creek would be cool, though Vancouver has a bad track record with things like this. They tend to fall victim the lamer angels of our nature. Seriously, how many evenings would it take before each was abused and fought over to the point of being burned, sunk or otherwise completely destroyed?

Sigh. And so we dream…

Photography by Christian Emdal. Drone photography by Airflix.


Beer Island
Officially called Habitat Island, “Beer Island” is a manmade promontory in False Creek that is connected to the shore near Olympic Village by an isthmus. So yeah, it’s not really an island at all. People drink beer on sunny days there, hence the colloquial nomenclature.
Neighbourhood: False Creek
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Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had Tiny Islands for Hanging Out On in False Creek

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  1. Have you walked through Habitat island lately? The place smells like beer. Government should just make it legal to drink in public then maybe people will be more responsible.

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