Opened in 1980, the construction of False Creek Community Centre was one of several public facilities planned by the City of Vancouver who developed this former industrial area located on the the southern shore of False Creek. Its prime location on bustling Granville Island coupled with its access to the waterfront provide additional and unique programming opportunities. Presently in the midst of receiving an expansion and other improvements, the centre primarily serves a population of "baby boomers" (those born between 1947 and 1965) but offers a roster of programs and events for all ages. Specialty programs and services include canoeing, kayaking, tennis, performing arts, after school daycare and a well-equipped fitness centre. False Creek's proximity to Vancouver's seaside bicycle route makes an excellent starting point for cycling excursions; either west to Spanish Banks or east toward Stanley Park and Coal Harbour.