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20 days 2.5 hours to go – Updates to Venue map and False Creek

January 23, 2010

Just a quick note to say that I did a bunch of updating on my Vancouver 2010 Venue Map today.  I’ve added a bunch of venues to Granville Island, as well as things like pin trading sites, regional celebration sites and more.  It’s getting very busy but then, this is going to be a very busy event.  Hope the map helps you find things you’d like to do.

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A few days ago I took an Aquabus across False Creek to get to my volunteering training in the Olympic Village.  I knew that False Creek would be cordoned off past the Cambie Street Bridge soon but hadn’t heard a date.  It was yesterday, Friday, January 22nd.  And it looks like they’ve been busy installing the barrier around the Village.  The south side of False Creek between Concord Place, Science World (Russky Dom during the Games) and Cambie is an “Exclusion Zone” where only authorized safety and security vessels may travel.  The north side of False Creek is a “Controlled Access Zone” where authorized vessels may travel.  There will be signage and control vessels patrolling these areas.

Marine security map from the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit

Two reasons why I bring this up: 1) the ferries in False Creek may no longer travel to Science World and 2) because the barrier that separates the exclusion zone from the rest of False Creek has been floating by my house in pieces for the last few days.  I’ll have to head down that way to take a look!

One of the tugboats bringing the barriers into False Creek.

If you’re going to be traveling around False Creek during the Games, both the Aquabus and False Creek ferry services will still be running.  There is even a new dock at LiveCity Yaletown (David Lam Park) so that will be quite handy.  If you haven’t been on the ferries in False Creek before please do!  They are a lot of fun and a wonderful way to see the area.  It’s particularly beautiful at night.

Thank you merci!

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