SeaBus is a Personenfährverbindung over the Burrard Inlet, which connects the downtown Vancouver with North Vancouver. Owner and operator is the Coast Mountain Bus Company. SeaBus is part of the Transport Association Translink. The pier in Vancouver is located at Waterfront Station, where it can be switched to the SkyTrain, and West Coast Express. In North Vancouver, the ferry leaves at the Lonsdale Quay.


The ferry connection is open daily from 6:00 clock and 0:30 clock in operation. From Monday to Saturday run about both ferries at 15- minute intervals, the driving time is 10 to 12 minutes. In the evening and on Sundays only one ship in 30 -minute intervals on the way. As usual in Vancouver at all public transport, the use is free on New Year's. The ships engaged, the MV Burrard Otter and Burrard Beaver MV. Both hold 400 passengers and was built in 1976. It involves catamarans in aluminum with four diesel engines and four propellers. Maintenance work will take place at night and on Sundays. The motors are the same as those of the buses of Translink.


The first regular ferry service was added in 1900 with the ship North Vancouver. Three years later took over the newly established North Vancouver Ferry and Power Company to operate and built a new ship called the St. George. Later, the ferries in North Vancouver Ferry No. were. 1 and North Vancouver Ferry No.. 2 renamed. The company came in 1908 in the possession of the City of North Vancouver, which was built by a third ferry, the North Vancouver Ferry No.. 3 the second ferry in 1936 was decommissioned.

After the opening of the Lions Gate Bridge in 1938, passenger numbers declined initially, but rose during the shipbuilding boom of the Second World War again, as many workers had to be transported to the shipyards on the north shore. In 1941, the new ferry North Vancouver Ferry No.. 4 taken into operation and in 1942 the Company rented the ship Crosline from Seattle. In 1943, more than seven million passengers were recorded.

In the 1950s, passenger numbers declined significantly. The no. 3 was sold in 1953. Because of the ever-increasing costs proved to be the ferry service as an increasingly unprofitable, this was set on 30 August 1958. The No ferry. 4 came later in Prince Rupert used, while the no. 5 was converted into the floating Seven Seas Restaurant in North Vancouver; this restaurant was in operation up to the scrapping of the ship in 2002. In 1977, the ferry service was resumed under the name SeaBus after the two cities had waived the construction of a second highway across the Burrard Inlet.