Vancouver Cruise Port Terminal Information
Port Metro Vancouver’s Canada Place Cruise Terminal at Canada Place is located at 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, which is conveniently located in Vancouver’s downtown, near shopping, restaurants and accommodations.
Cruises From Vancouver
Vancouver is visited by 19 cruise lines that depart for Alaska, Hawaii, and the Pacific, mostly during April to October.
Some of the cruise lines that depart from the port are:
- Holland America
- Celebrity Cruises
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Princess Cruises
- Royal Caribbean
- Disney Cruise Line
- Oceania Cruises
- Viking Ocean Cruises
Vancouver Cruise Port – Embarking
Embarkation typically begins at 1pm and passengers should allow for a minimum of 1 hour for examination of travel documents and luggage screening in addition to going through U.S. Customs. Luggage handlers, however, start receiving luggage as early as 10:30am.
If you are being dropped off for your cruise, your driver would enter the Canada Place vehicle ramp (parking garage) located at the end of Howe Street (at Canada Place Way) and a traffic attendant will direct you to the drop-off and luggage unloading location.
Short term luggage storage is available at the terminal through Westcoast Sightseeing.
Wheelchair and Scooter rentals are also available.
Canada Place Cruise Terminal – Disembarking
Passengers disembarking in Vancouver will be required to clear Canadian customs.
For those passengers being picked up by a private car, they would still enter at the Canada Place parking ramp and receive instructions from the attendant. Short term parking is free for the first 15 minutes on levels P1 or P2 of the garage.
Sightseeing in Vancouver
In addition to booking pre- and post-cruise excursions through your cruise line, West Coast Sightseeing offers daily tours of Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria and North Vancouver as well as hop-on, hop-off city tours. The kiosk is located at the ground transportation desk within the cruise terminal.
Weather in Vancouver
There are four temperate seasons in Vancouver, in which the weather stays fairly constant. Summer is a great time to visit, with much less rain than the rest of the year and plenty of outdoor activities. Cooler temperatures accompany the coming of autumn, and spring is especially pleasant. It is usually mild and a bit wet during winter, but cruises are usually cheaper, with fewer crowds.
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