False Creek

All photos taken on February 1, 2022.

False Creek is a short narrow inlet in the heart of Vancouver, separating the downtown and West End neighbourhoods from the rest of the city. It is one of the four main bodies of water bordering Vancouver, along with English Bay (of which it is an inland extension), Burrard Inlet and the Fraser River.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

12 thoughts on “False Creek

  1. ah Burrard Bridge — walked it many a time when I lived in Kits and worked at St. Paul’s. Great photos. Walking around with a pie – amazing it made it home in one piece! Bernie

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    1. We have walked and ridden bikes across it many times as well. We were tempted to take a sample, but opted to hold off. Tartine makes a nice pie for a good price. Thanks for reading Bernie. Allan

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      1. Have you been out in the little sea buses? That’s a cool way to get around down there. Of course when we lived there it was just starting to become an “in place”. Bernie

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      2. Pre Covid, we always jumped on an Aquabus to go across False Creek to Granville Island or to come back from the far end of False Creek. We have not ridden in the past 2 years. Soon??

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  2. Such wonderful city photos, Allan! It is nice to walk around False creek during a sunny summer or fall day. You can see the boats, people doing exercise, kayaking, canopying or just enjoying themselves. It’s amazing to see that over the past fifty or so years, the creekside has morphed into a pleasant neighbourhood to stroll in, particularly the north side. But I am still in awe of Vancouver’s ‘symbol of disparity’: a $4.8-million chandelier. It looks ethereal against the towering cement bridge supports. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. False Creek is a hub of activity in this densely populated city, providing recreation and vistas amidst all the glass tower. It is a good area to strol or cycle and we have been along its length many times. We timed it right to get the full impact of the lit chandelier. We have never seen it lighted with electricity and I must say, I think I prefer the sun’s glow in it . Thanks for reading Aiva. Happy Thursday. Allan 🤗

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  3. Love the story behind the creek’s name. It’s these enlightening details that bring an article to life. In addition your excellent photography, as always. Some funky towers for sure, several I find quirky and charming, others… less so.

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    1. I always like to find out how a place got its name. They could have called it Henry’s booboo if they wanted to make him feel bad. The new towers have a lot of style while the older ones look like the box they came in. Thanks for reading Leighton. Allan

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