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Seabus Voyage: 11 minute crossing of Burrard Inlet on a rainy Vancouver day

The Seabus is a passenger ferry running between downtown Vancouver and North Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet. The crossing generally takes about 11-12 minutes. This video is a simple single shot of the crossing with ambient sound and no alterations.

The Seabus (there are 3: The Otter, and The Beaver, were launched in 1977 and the Pacific Breeze was launched in late 2009 just before the Winter Olympics) are operated by Translink, the transit authority for the greater Vancouver BC area. Many folks ride this daily as part of their commute to work in downtown or even closer, in Gastown or Railtown.

Further Reading on the launch of the Breeze:

The dock on the south side is adjacent of the wharves of Canada Place and accessible via Waterfront Station or the Heliport door on the low road. The north dock is in a complex with Lonsdale Quay market — a great tiny alternative to the busy (especially in the summer) Granville Island Market.

Both docks closely connected with other transit modes: at Waterfront, all Skytrain lines and Westcoast Express train; and, busses to all points on the North Shore at Lonsdale Quay (including busses to Grouse Mountain, Deep Cove and Horsehoe Bay).

Tip: Exit via the Heliport door and walk to unknown CRAB park just a few 100 metres away to the east – further east, a bridge connects you to the north end of Main St.

Tip: Ride the Seabus to North Vancouver and catch the 228 bus and ride to Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge. It’s free, unlike Capilano, and it’s not a tourist trap

Trial and Tribulations of Clayoquot Sound – Living on Earth: September 17, 1993

Living on Earth: September 17, 1993  link stale

Archived link (via archive.org wayback machine – respectfully shared here in full for archival purposes

Events: Canucks Fan Zone – Engaging Fans, Building Online Communities

Via @dannyrobinson: New Media BC – Canucks Fan Zone case study – http://bit.ly/Y0n9V – note: I’m participating (despite name misspelling ;)


Events: Canucks Fan Zone – Engaging Fans and Building Online Communities in the Social Media Space

June 25, 2009 3:00 pm
The Lamplighter in Gastown, 92 Water Street, Vancouver

In partnership with New Media BC, the Anton Sledgehammer Creative Agency will present a case-study on the Canucks Fan Zone, a user-generated editorial and fan media web portal followed by a good old fashion networking mixer.

Continue reading Events: Canucks Fan Zone – Engaging Fans, Building Online Communities

Stumbling through a Logging Tunnel at Shingle Bolt Pool

Sugar Bolt Tunnel in Mt. Seymour Conservation District, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Joey Shithead has a social media posse… via Miss604

vaguely related photo of me (dave) at DOA gig during Vancouver 2010 Olympics – photo by KK

Joey Shithead has a social media posse (and *is* the most influential BC-er) sorry Terry Fox/Red Robinson/Bruno Gerussi – read more: 

From Miss 604’s post Most Influential British Columbians in History

Last night on the Vancouver Sun’s site I came across a list of “British Columbia’s Best: A quest to determine the most influential person in BC’s history.” In November 2008 a poll including hundreds of names was setup and the results were then revealed in early January 2009 (while we were away in Iowa). Continue reading Joey Shithead has a social media posse… via Miss604

NYE ferry to Pender Island

Panning the Georgia Strait as we head out on a BC ferry en route to Pender Island on New Year’s Eve.

BC Ferries in the Strait

Looking towards Bowen Island and the Sunshine Coast behind from a park in Horesehoe Bay, West Van, BC as Ferries roll on by. Music by Larry Harper.

happyfrog.ca on Urban Rush TV Programme

happyfrog.ca’s Christy and Dave appeared on the TV programme Urban Rush which airs on the Shaw local programming channel. They had some laughs with the hosts Fiona and Michael and talked about latex mattresses, gluten free beer, web community building and more green tips.

Seeking Orcas from the BC Ferry en route to Pender Island