Burrard Chinook SeaBus takes maiden voyage across Burrard Inlet

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Jul 23, 2021 – Kareem Gouda/NEWS 1130

After being delayed for nearly a year, TransLink’s new SeaBus took its maiden voyage across the Burrard Inlet Thursday.

The Burrard Chinook is the first SeaBus to also serve as an art installation.

The vessel is decked in art from the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations and pays tribute to the Chinook salmon, one of the most iconic species in Pacific waters and with local First Nations.

Bowinn Ma, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, was also at the event and spoke off-script about the vessel’s future.

“I do think we should probably adopt the nomenclature, ‘The People’s Canoe’. That’s really fantastic, she remarked.

“This additional SeaBus will increase reliability and increase resilience of this incredibly important connection in our region. And that’s important because every person we can get out of a car, means less congestion, less greenhouse gases, and more well connected communities.”

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