True or False Creek Walking Game-3.7km

Welcome to True or False Creek game focusing on promoting an understanding of sustainability. Follow the blue signs to Science World or False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf.

There are 6 questions in total: Be a sustainability detective; try to find them all!

Concept and design by Alexa Bailey. Thanks to the participating community groups who provided questions and answers, and support. Thanks also to organizations who act as stations for the Walk, posting our signage.

False Creek can’t freeze in the winter.​

IMAGE CREDIT: Rob Ketcherside

IMAGE CREDIT: Rob Ketcherside






False Creek is saltwater. Yet it can still freeze at temperatures -2 C or below. Yes, this is an old picture – 1910 actually!

BUT, what about more recently? Take a close look at this picture from January 2020:

Currently, False Creek won’t fully freeze because of its depth. BUT thin layers of ice can freeze
on the surface of it.

What other things besides depth could affect False Creek freezing?
Hint: Water on the move!

Take Time To – Imagine…

Instead of False Creek as a year-round waterway with ferries, floating homes and several marinas, imagine those people using it for winter fun years ago. When you look out, can you imagine them swirling and racing about?

Clue for Next Question:

Going West

Find the next question where plates and bowls are made. Then continue to walk in the same direction until you have a full view of False Creek again.

Going East

Find the next question in the window near the gift store in what looks like a giant golf ball (aka Science World). (Note you don’t have to enter to get the question. Just walk along the outside.)