False Creek

False Creek - Olympic Village

  • Looking northeast from Granville Island Market
  • South Seas, Granville Island, West Side
  • Granville Island
  • Emily Carr University, Westside, Granville Island
  • Pasta  | Granville Island Public Market
  • At the carving house on Granville Island
  • Granville Island Market

The area we call False Creek – Olympic Village is the stretch of waterfront in the Fairview residential neighbourhood that runs from the east end of False Creek’s southern shore all the way to Granville Island. The Olympic Village facet of it is a massive residential development called The Village on False Creek in what used to be an industrial wasteland. The Village was the last work of architecture by Arthur Erickson (done in collaboration with many other firms), and the headquarters/residences of international Olympians during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. A long, snaking stretch of picturesque seawall connects it to Granville Island, which is home to the iconic Granville Island Public Market and a variety of artisan outposts, arts institutions, shops, galleries, and eateries.

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In False Creek – Olympic Village at the moment (our HOOD palettes are ever-changing), we’re seeing the amber stain of the wooden tables in Granville Island Public Market; blooming crocus flowers; the seven colours of the Aquabus’ rainbow branding; a freshly boiled spot prawn exoskeleton; the hull of the Organic Ocean moored at False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf; ubiquitous condo tower same-same Vancouver tri-colour; the roof of the Salt Building; chocolate glazed doughnuts from Lee’s; Terra Breads’ yellow; giant House Sparrow sculpture tri-colour.

here-you-will-find

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FURIOUS DRAGON BOAT RACES
BC’S MOST EXTENSIVE RETAIL COLLECTION OF TEQUILA AT LEGACY LIQUOR STORE
FOLSK LOUNGING ON THE OVERSIZED GRANITE STEPS THAT LEAD TO THE TIDAL WATERS
PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS DOUBLING AS LOUNGE FURNITURE
THE WEE AQUABUS FERRYING PASSENGERS AROUND FALSE CREEK
CANDLELIGHT YOGA AT THE CREEKSIDE COMMUNITY CENTRE (NOT A JOKE)
TOURS OF THE LIBERTY DISTILLERY
A VERY FINE PRINTMAKING OUTFIT
THE GLORIOUS ESCAPE OF BEER ISLAND
SEAGULLS EATING STARFISHES WHOLE (FOR REAL)
GIGANTIC HOUSE SPARROW SCULPTURES BY MYFANWY MACLEOD
FOOD TRUCK FEST IN THE SUMMER
PICNICS IN THE PARK AT 1ST & COLUMBIA
THE WATERPARK AT GRANVILLE ISLAND’S FALSE CREEK COMMUNITY CENTRE
TOURISTS MESMERIZED BY THE MECHANIZED BALL CONTRAPTION OUTSIDE SCIENCE WORLD
THE ANNUAL SPOT PRAWN FESTIVAL
JAPANESE STAINLESS STEEL SAMURAI SCISSORS AT PAPER-YA
ROTATING EXHIBITIONS IN THE ECUAD CONCOURSE GALLERY

what-to-eat-and-drink

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SUSTAINABLY, LOCALLY, NATURALLY MADE SAKE
CHOCOLATE GLAZED AND HONEY DIPPED LEE’S DOUGHNUTS
SMOKED SOCKEYE SALMON CHOWDER ON THE PATIO AT DOCKSIDE
THE FRESH JUICES AT AQUA SUSHI
ISIGNY STE. MERE BUTTER FROM BENTON BROTHERS (FROM NORMANDY)
ROSEMARY PEACH TART FROM TERRA BREADS
WILD BOAR PROSCIUTTO FROM OYAMA SAUSAGE COMPANY
FOCACCIA BREAD FROM ZARA’S DELI
CHEESEBURGER SUSHI AND BEER AT CRAFT BEER MARKET
DUCK FAT FRENCH FRIES AT EDIBLE CANADA
BUBBLEGUM GELATO FROM MARIO’S

cool-things-of-note

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– To accommodate the expansive Western terminus of the Canadian National Railway, more than 300 acres of False Creek tidal flats were filled in from Main Street to Clark Drive.

– The famous Dragon Boat races at False Creek were held for the first time in 1989.

– Craft Beer Market has 140 beers on tap.

– False Creek was known throughout up to the 1950s as the industrial capital of Vancouver.

– Vancouver’s first five-alarm fire destroyed the BC Forest Products plant on the South Side of False Creek in 1960, which led to decreased commercial activity.

– At the end of World War II, shipbuilding at False Creek was Vancouver’s largest industry.

things-we've-seen

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  • Kits Point Sunset View
    Kits Point Sunset View
  • Granville Island Public Market Seating
    Granville Island Public Market Seating
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    falsecreek6
  • A View Of Science World
    A View Of Science World
  • Aquabus | False Creek
    Aquabus | False Creek
  • Early Morning Mist in False Creek | Olympic Village
    Early Morning Mist in False Creek | Olympic Village
  • False Creek At Night
    False Creek At Night
  • View of Down Town From False Creek
    View of Down Town From False Creek
  • Lee's Honey Dipped Doughnuts
    Lee's Honey Dipped Doughnuts
  • Emily Carr University of Art And Design
    Emily Carr University of Art And Design
  • Olympic Village
    Olympic Village
  • Seawall | Olympic Village
    Seawall | Olympic Village
  • Seawall | Olympic Village
    Seawall | Olympic Village
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  • Dragon Boat Festival | Olympic Village
    Dragon Boat Festival | Olympic Village
  • Early Morning False Creek View
    Early Morning False Creek View
  • Granville Island Public Market
    Granville Island Public Market
  • False Creek Seawall in Spring
    False Creek Seawall in Spring
  • This is what Friday afternoon is looking like from the middle of the Granville Street Bridge. #notsobad
    This is what Friday afternoon is looking like from the middle of the Granville Street Bridge. #notsobad
  • Emily Carr Grad Show
    Emily Carr Grad Show
  • Mini Tug
    Mini Tug
  • Looking northeast from Granville Island Market
    Looking northeast from Granville Island Market
  • Granville Island
    Granville Island
  • Granville Island
    Granville Island
  • Charles H Scott Gallery | Emily Carr University of Art And Design
    Charles H Scott Gallery | Emily Carr University of Art And Design
  • Looking Across False Creek
    Looking Across False Creek
  • Approaching Granville Island Along Seawall
    Approaching Granville Island Along Seawall
  • False Creek Marina
    False Creek Marina
  • Lee's Doughnuts
    Lee's Doughnuts
  • Making Pottery | False Creek Seawall
    Making Pottery | False Creek Seawall
  • False Creek
    False Creek
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    False Creek
  • Spirit of False Creek
    Spirit of False Creek
  • Beer Island View
    Beer Island View
  • Stairs, Cambie Street Bridge
    Stairs, Cambie Street Bridge
  • False Creek At Sunset
    False Creek At Sunset
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  • Olympic Village Waterway
    Olympic Village Waterway
  • False Creek
    False Creek
  • Charles H Scott Gallery | ECUAD
    Charles H Scott Gallery | ECUAD
  • ECUAD Yellow Crane | Granville Island
    ECUAD Yellow Crane | Granville Island
  • Craft Beer Market | Olympic Village
    Craft Beer Market | Olympic Village
  • Food Cart Fest
    Food Cart Fest
  • Emily Carr University, Westside, Granville Island
    Emily Carr University, Westside, Granville Island
  • South Seas, Granville Island, West Side
    South Seas, Granville Island, West Side
  • Edible BC Market Red | Granville Island
    Edible BC Market Red | Granville Island
  • Aquabus | Granville Island
    Aquabus | Granville Island
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  • Food Cart Fest
    Food Cart Fest
  • Craft Beer Market | Olympic Village
    Craft Beer Market | Olympic Village
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  • Food Cart Fest
    Food Cart Fest
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  • Food Cart Fest
    Food Cart Fest
  • False Creek Seawall
    False Creek Seawall
  • False Creek Seawall
    False Creek Seawall
  • Emily Carr University
    Emily Carr University
  • Food Cart Fest
    Food Cart Fest
  • Emily Carr University of Art And Design
    Emily Carr University of Art And Design
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  • Granville Island
    Granville Island
  • Craft Beer Market | Olympic Village
    Craft Beer Market | Olympic Village
  • Relief | Granville Island
    Relief | Granville Island
  • Emily Carr Grad Show
    Emily Carr Grad Show
  • Granville Island totem detail
    Granville Island totem detail
  • Food Cart Fest
    Food Cart Fest
  • False Creek Drago Boat Racing
    False Creek Drago Boat Racing
  • Bridge Detail
    Bridge Detail
  • Granville Island Kasu Black Cod in a miso broth
    Granville Island Kasu Black Cod in a miso broth
  • At the carving house on Granville Island
    At the carving house on Granville Island
  • Granville Island
    Granville Island
  • Food Cart Fest
    Food Cart Fest
  • Relaxing in Olympic Village
    Relaxing in Olympic Village
  • Food Cart Fest
    Food Cart Fest
  • Granville Island Market
    Granville Island Market
  • False Creek
    False Creek
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  • Granville Island entertainments
    Granville Island entertainments
  • Craft Beer Market | Olympic Village
    Craft Beer Market | Olympic Village
  • Pasta  | Granville Island Public Market
    Pasta | Granville Island Public Market
  • False Creek Seawall ©Scout
    False Creek Seawall ©Scout
  • Spot Prawn Festival!
    Spot Prawn Festival!
  • Edible British Columbia | Edible Canada
    Edible British Columbia | Edible Canada
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  • Food Cart Fest Under the Cambie Street Bridge
    Food Cart Fest Under the Cambie Street Bridge
  • Granville Island Postcard shop
    Granville Island Postcard shop
  • Spear & Jackson Granville Island
    Spear & Jackson Granville Island
  • A five foot tall piece on spot prawns that I wrote last year for Van Mag?
    A five foot tall piece on spot prawns that I wrote last year for Van Mag?
  • Liberty on Granville Island
    Liberty on Granville Island
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  • Spot Praw Boat docks at Granville Island
    Spot Praw Boat docks at Granville Island
  • Tojo schools crowd on Spot Prawn Prep
    Tojo schools crowd on Spot Prawn Prep
  • Spot Prawn Festival - The line up to get down to the dock for purchasing
    Spot Prawn Festival - The line up to get down to the dock for purchasing
  • Scott Jaeger makes a prawn cappuccino
    Scott Jaeger makes a prawn cappuccino
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  • The crowd waiting for us at the Spot Prawn Fest (this is where I blow the horn)
    The crowd waiting for us at the Spot Prawn Fest (this is where I blow the horn)
  • Sorting prawns
    Sorting prawns
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    Spot Prawn Festival 2009 04
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  • Steve eats live prawn
    Steve eats live prawn
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