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Boat Friday

 

The burrard otter – Home port: Victoria, BC
 
The SeaBus is a passenger-only ferry service in Metro Vancouver, BC. It crosses Burrard Inlet to connect the cities of Vancouver and Vancouver North.
 
The original burrard otter went into service on June 17, 1977, the year the SeaBus began operations. Since then, it's made 43,920 crossings Burrard Inlet, travelling the 3.24 kilometre distance between downtown Vancouver and the North Shore every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night and she is still going.

Boat Friday

 

The burrard otter – Home port: Victoria, BC
 
The SeaBus is a passenger-only ferry service in Metro Vancouver, BC. It crosses Burrard Inlet to connect the cities of Vancouver and Vancouver North.
 
The original burrard otter went into service on June 17, 1977, the year the SeaBus began operations. Since then, it's made 43,920 crossings Burrard Inlet, travelling the 3.24 kilometre distance between downtown Vancouver and the North Shore every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night and she is still going.

comments (25)

What a nice way to cross!
....peter:): i think so too Elizabeth... very few people would drive into the city and i'm sure that the SeaBus connects to the subway stations....petersmile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 16 Dec 2016, 02:31
Ce doit être agréable de faire la traversée dessus.
....peter:): Il doit être très agréable que de conduire dans la ville et de payer pour le stationnement Martine... Bise....peter/pierresmile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Dec 2016, 03:34
A fine Boat Friday shot, Peter.
....peter:): thank you Ray....petersmile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Dec 2016, 04:48
What a way to beat time and I think it is a pleasure to take this 'water-bus'... great picture. LOVE the view.
....peter:): it would be much more relaxing than having to drive into the city Astrid....petersmile
What a fabulous service for the Vancouverites, Peter!
....peter:): it is a great service... she saves some of the pollution from the cars make the crossing on the bridges Ginnie....petersmile
Je ne connais pas cette région mais j'aime beaucoup les bateaux bus comme il y en a de nombreux à  Venise et dans d'autres villes. Bisous à  vous 3
....peter:): Vancouver, c'est une belle ville sur notre côte du Pacifique Marie ... il ya beaucoup de ferries et de bus de mer desservant les nombreuses îles autour de la ville...
mais ce n'est pas aussi belle que Venise... Bisous de nous trois....peter/pierresmile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Dec 2016, 06:54
I've been travelled on it. Rather than paying Vancouver centre hotel prices, I was staying across in Burrard. There is so much to see in the harbour; I'd love to do one of the sea plane trips.
....peter:): it was a smart of you to go to Vancouver North to find a hotel Alan... she's an old boat and i hope that you enjoyed the short ride...
the next time you are in Vancouver... there is a heliport on shore just to the right of where i took this shot....petersmile
It's difficult to tell the front from the back Peter.
....peter:): that's because they are the same Chad... this way she never has to turn around....petersmile
Un bateau bien utile pour circuler d'un endroit à  l'autre
Bonne idée !
....peter:): d'accord Claudine... et il produit moins de pollution que 20 automobiles... bise....peter/pierresmile
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 16 Dec 2016, 07:08
That looks to be a purposeful little ferry, Peter
....peter:): it sure works well Lisl...and it keeps at least 20 cars off of the bridges and streets....petersmile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Dec 2016, 07:12
I'm sure this is a very useful service for those working on one side & living on the other
....peter:): i'm sure also Chris... and they can link up to a subway at each port... keeps 20 cars off of the road with every trip....petersmile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Dec 2016, 08:25
What a useful service with the view on the metropole!
....peter:): it is a very useful service Philine... and you can relax for 30 minutes on your commute... and there is much less pollution in the cities....petersmile
It must get a bit boring for the driver
....peter:): i'm sure that the driver would get rather bores Bill... good point....petersmile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Dec 2016, 09:17
A trusty public servant. Just think how many car journeys those 44,000 crossings have saved.
....peter:): it is a truly great public service Mike... you can relax for a half and hour each way and it keeps about 20 cars off of the highway all day....petersmile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Dec 2016, 09:50
I see no fish lines dragging smile
....peter:): i can't understand why not Louis... i would have a trolling line out the side of the boat....petersmile
A similar ferry connects Halifax and Dartmouth with that same schedule.
....peter:): i can understand why Mary... the distance is about the same and it keeps about 20 cars off of the road for each crossing....petersmile
  • Maria-Lina
  • Brownsburg Chatham, Québec, Canada
  • 16 Dec 2016, 11:28
Bonjour Peter, tout beau ce seabus, ta photo est superbe! Bise à  vous deux, bon vendredi tout doux!
....peter:): merci beaucoup Maria-Lina... le seabus produit moins de pollution que 20 automobiles pour chaque traversée... Bisous et bonne soirée toute douce....peter/pierrewink
  • Rol-T
  • Belgium
  • 16 Dec 2016, 12:19
Une très belle Pierre, bonne fin de journée!
....peter:): merci Roland... bon fin de samedi....peter/pierresmile
Built for longevity it seems Peter.
....peter:): she has put in here time Brian... they built the Burrard Otter II in 2014 for the same crossing... the the old one is still in service....petersmile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Dec 2016, 15:54
This brings back happy memories of a holiday I spent in Vancouver about 15 years ago Peter.
....peter:): and i am sure that you saw the burrard otter SeaBus in the Vancouver Harbour while you were there Anne....petersmile
sympa comme métro! amitiés
....peter:): merci jean pierre... le SeaBus peut transporter 380 passagers quand il est plein... amitiés...peter/pierresmile
Hello Peter!

Great picture admire the peacefulness of this place and the wonderful landscape.
Greetings to Penny for your Canadian friend.
Have a nice weekendsmile
....peter:): Hello Lucja!

this is a very old passenger SeaBus...
it can carry 380 at a time...
that would keep many cars off of the roads.
Greetings from Penny and me
....peter/piotrsmile
An excellent service!
....peter:): it is Tom and it can carry 380 passengers when she is at capacity... that would keep a lot of cars from going in and out of the cities....petersmile
Victoria's Inner Harbour is one of my absolute favourite urban spots.
....peter:): i was told that Victoria is a very beautiful city Michael... i have never been there....petersmile
Well built...

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