Welcome aboard the TransLink Vancouver Seabus, my favourite way to cross the Burrard Inlet.
The 12-minute scenic ride takes me from Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver.
Each ferry can seat up to 195 passengers at a time and departs every 15 minutes during the day, in sunshine or rain, seven days a week from early in the morning to late at night (TransLink)
I have boarded TransLink’s new SeaBus, the Burrard Chinook, wrapped in art designed by local Indigenous artists, making it the first SeaBus displaying artwork by local artists.
The Burrard Chinook welcomes passengers to the lands and waters of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples. Kelly Cannell, Siobhan Joseph, and Angela George, who represent the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations, respectively, have worked in collaboration to wrap the Burrard Chinook in designs representing their Nations and the shared, sacred waters in which the SeaBus travels.
Their design illustrates the lifecycle of the Chinook salmon and the historical significance of this species of fish to British Columbia’s ecosystem. Chinook salmon are the largest Pacific salmon species, with some individuals known to grow to over 1.5 metres in length and weigh over 50 kilograms.
Thank you for joining me on the Vancouver Seabus honouring the Chinook salmon.