English Bay, the mouth of False Creek and the Burrard Bridge
The view is (hopefully) a current snap from the TSI office. The camera will most often face west-south-west toward English Bay, the mouth of False Creek and the Burrard Bridge, with the West Side and UBC’s endowment land at the left edge of the shot. In between is Vanier Park in which reside the HR MacMillan Space Centre & Planetarium and the Maritime Museum. To the far right, on the north shore of of English Bay is Sunset Beach Park and the Sea Wall. In the western distance is Lighthouse Park and West Vancouver. Behind West Van is Bowen Island, and beyond are the mountains of the Sunshine Coast, most notably Mount Elphinstone. On a clear day Vancouver Island might be visible in the far distance; it spans the entire view along the horizon. On English Bay one can see commercial freighters, sailing lessons off Jericho Beach, sailing races, party boats heading in and out of False Creek, and all sorts of other boating activities including canoeing, kayaking and police action. The water cops are stationed just west of the bridge at Vanier Park. The little passenger boats that frequently appear are the Aquabus and False Creek Ferries, which ferry pedestrians and bicyclists to various destinations around False Creek, including Granville Island, just east of the Kat Kam view.