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SeaBus | transportation | A passenger-only ferry service that crosses Burrard Inlet between downtown Vancouver and the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver about 50 times a day between 6am and 1am (8am to 11:30pm on Sundays and holidays). Both of the two vessels in simultaneous operation have a capacity of 385 people and take just under 15 minutes to make the crossing, passing each other mid-voyage. Similar ferry services have been in operation since 1900, but the more modern vessels that give the service its name didn’t arrive until 1977. The SeaBus carries thousands of commuters a day, but it is also often used as a cheap cruise by locals and tourists alike, no doubt because the views of the city and the mountains it affords are awesome. Major design flaw: no outside decks or roof access for passengers.

Usage: “Dude, I know your condo is just a SeaBus ride away but it might as well be the fucking moon…”

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