North Vancouver With Kids: SeaBus Ride
On our recent trip to Vancouver, we stayed in North Vancouver instead of Downtown. That suited us well since we wanted to focus our sightseeing in the North. Still, I couldn't resist the opportunity to take the kids across Vancouver Harbour on the SeaBus. After all, when you're traveling with small kids, public transit is an attraction in it's own right.
The SeaBus terminal is at the Lonsdale Quay Market, about a two block walk from our hotel, The Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier. It docks just east of the Vancouver Convention Center. The kids were so excited about the idea of a SeaBus, that we had a hard time keeping up with them on the walk over!
Though we did need a quick stop to check out the tugboats.
And also this fountain. Ok, maybe the walk over wasn't exactly speedy.
Look at this big sign. If you're under 7, that's better than a movie premiere poster. And Everest was fascinated by the big timers that announced the wait time between SeaBus arrivals.
There was a long walk down a ramp that Eilan thought was super fun. See this? What would be a slog for us adults is absolutely the best thing on this trip as far as the kids are concerned.
And finally, the ride itself. 12 minutes is just the right amount of time to explore the boat, check out your ticket, and make friends with a few passengers before docking.
And after all that, what did we do on the other side? Handmade gelato from the uber-delicious Bella Gelateria of course!
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Posted on August 8, 2011 |
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Henry Williams on August 9, 2011 at 10:14 a.m.
This is a good post i've visited vancouver a few times and havent tried this. Maybe i will next time i go
Immigrant Patty on November 22, 2012 at 3:28 a.m.
The kids can really appreciate what they can see in their surroundings. They always ask their parents for what they can see. Then the parents answer the kids what is the meaning or what they can see. The kids will be happy specially if the kids first time to ride in that seabus. You can see to his or her face the happiness. As a parents we will happy to coz we see the kids happy to..
Graham Smith on March 27, 2013 at 10:13 p.m.
What I really like about this is how the children enjoy the places and the company of their family.