City unveils new Village Dock
The Village Dock, City of Vancouver’s newest wharf in Southeast False Creek, officially opens today. It's located adjacent to the Creekside Community Recreation Centre at the Village on False Creek. It will connect to points around False Creek and the downtown core, improving public access between the two areas.
The City of Vancouver news release has more:
The $1 million dock is the City of Vancouver’s eighth public dock and part of the vision set forth in the Southeast False Creek Official Development Plan (2005). It will contribute to the City of Vancouver’s active transportation network by increasing public access across False Creek by boat, on foot or by bicycle.
The new dock provides a location to launch and temporarily tie up non-motorized vessels – including kayaks and canoes. Visiting boaters anchored in False Creek are permitted to tie their dinghies to the dock at no charge while visiting Southeast False Creek and its surrounding areas.
Passenger ferry service, provided by Aquabus and False Creek Ferries, will link service from the new dock to other ferry landings around False Creek and English Bay. Bicycles are welcome on Aquabus’ Cyquabus boats, which also stop at the Hornby Street Dock connecting directly to the downtown separated bike lanes.
The dock will link to the neighbourhood’s walking network and the Seaside and Ontario bikeways. Its proximity to the Main Street/Science World SkyTrain station and cross-city bus routes will provide another quick and convenient connection for area residents travelling to and from downtown. It will also bring visitors to the heart of The Village on False Creek to enjoy all it has to offer, including shopping, dining and recreation.
The Village Dock was designed with accessibility in mind. As with the David Lam Dock on the north side of False Creek, the gangway slopes are designed to make it safer and more comfortable for people of all ages and abilities to use the dock.