Granville Island Water Taxi Services

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Granville Island Water Taxi Services was a privately owned and operated water taxi service in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia, Canada,[1] which was replaced by English Bay Launch in the Fall of 2009.[2][3] It was one of three water taxi services connecting Bowen Island to Vancouver[4] with regularly scheduled service.[5][6][7] It also offered on demand charter services around the greater Vancouver area.

It operated enclosed vessels that can transport up to twelve passengers.[1][8] Passengers were allowed to bring bicycles on board.[4]


Regularly scheduled routes operated between stops at the following locations:

See also[edit]

  • Aquabus - operates passenger ferries from Granville Island
  • False Creek Ferries - operates passenger ferries from Granville Island


  1. ^ a b "Bowen Island gets two commuter ferry services", North Shore News, November 5, 2008.
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  3. ^ "New owners refloat Granville Island water taxi service", Bowen Island Undercurrent, October 29, 2009.
  4. ^ a b "Bowen Island Transportation & Maps"[permanent dead link], Tourism British Columbia website, Accessed September 17, 2009.
  5. ^ "Getting Here", Bowen Island Tourism Website, Accessed September 14, 2009.
  6. ^ "No berth at TransLink for Bowen ferry" Archived 2012-11-05 at the Wayback Machine., North Shore News, December 17, 2008.
  7. ^ "Bowen Island Community Literacy Plan", Accessed September 17, 2009.
  8. ^ "New ferry sets sail", Vancouver Province, October 30, 2008.

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