In anticipation of the Winter Olympics of 2010, the formerly barren southeast False Creek area was transformed into a Village of modern thinking, ecological sensitivity and community interaction. False Creek can proudly boast some of the most well-known areas of Vancouver including Granville Island & the Olympic Village.
The endless seawall offers one of the most perfect walking, jogging, biking, and rollerblading venues in Canada. The waters of False Creek through the False Creek Racing Canoe Club offers courses and races in dragon boat, kayaking, outrigger boats, surfski and marathon canoe. The annual Dragon Boat Festival in False Creek is one of the premier Dragon Boat Festivals in the world and attracts teams from all over the globe. The False Creek Community Centre on Granville Island offers recreational programs for all ages including fitness, water-sports, dance classes, yoga and tennis courts. The newly opened Creekside Community Centre at the Olympic Village is a multi-recreation venue that offers a full size basketball court, a full size gym, an aerobics studio, fitness centre, arts and crafts rooms, a games room and over 6000 square feet of retail and commercial space and meeting rooms. The facility also offers a daycare with outdoor play area.