Wordtravels

Wordtravels

 

 

 

 

 

Vancouver (Burrard Inlet) Port of Call

#
Bow River Valley, Banff National Park © Travel Alberta

Vancouver's port on the Burrard Inlet sees more than a million cruise passengers pass through annually en route to Alaska. The port is wonderfully protected with calm waters which makes for a fantastic port for large ocean-going ships and cruise liners. Throw in a multitude of attractions, ethnic diversity and hospitable locals, and it's no wonder this city keeps visitors coming back time after time.

Visitors will enjoy the countless world-renowned sights such as Stanley Park, Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Harbour Centre Tower, the tallest structure in British Columbia, which offers breathtaking panoramic views over the city of Vancouver.

Vancouver has two separate cruise terminals with the Canada Place Terminal being the main one and closest to shops, restaurants, hotels and attractions. The Ballantyne Pier is located approximately 10 minutes from the city centre and shuttle and taxis can be hailed to get into town.


Contact

Vancouver Tourism
www.tourismvancouver.com

Transport

Vancouver has an excellent public transport system and visitors will find it very easy to navigate with local buses, the Skytrain (light rail transit), and the Seabus, which departs from the Waterfront Centre (next to Canada Place). All operate regularly. Visitors can buy an all zone day pass which will save money if making extensive use of public transport. Car rental agencies are located at the Canada Place Terminal while others can be found downtown on West Georgia Street.

Attractions

Visitors must be sure to visit Vancouver's most popular tourist attraction, Stanley Park, as well as the Chinese gardens at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen in Chinatown. The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is a must, as is the Kids Water Park, Vancouver Art Gallery, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Museum of Anthropology and the Bloedel Floral Conservatory.

Restaurants

Eighties Restaurant - popular eatery serving hearty home-cooked fare

Joe Fortes Seafood and Chophouse - fresh seafood eatery and oyster bar popular with locals

The Water Street Café - fantastic variety of food with outside patio dining option

Best Dish

Salt-cured fish or venison

Shopping

Head to the trendy and fashionable Yaletown for all the best boutiques in Vancouver and some exciting shopping opportunities, while Chinatown's weekend night market is worth a visit for all avid shoppers and bargain-hunters. Those looking to shop for their children should head to the Kids Market on Granville Island, where more than 25 shops featuring toys and costumes can be found.

Best Buy

VQA Ice wine

Excursions

Go sea kayaking

Stroll the Capilano Suspension Bridge

Visit the Capilano Salmon Hatchery

Explore the trendy neighbourhood of Kitsilano

Take the Sky Ride at Grouse Mountain

Become our Canada Travel Expert

We are looking for contributors for our Canada travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Canada or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.

  URI STRING  
/Travelguide/Countries/Canada/Port-of-call/vancouver-burrard-inlet
  CLASS/METHOD  
countries/index
  MEMORY USAGE  
1,701,936 bytes
  BENCHMARKS  
Loading Time Base Classes  0.1512
Controller Execution Time ( Countries / Index )  0.1301
Total Execution Time  0.2818
  GET DATA  
No GET data exists
  POST DATA  
No POST data exists
  DATABASE:  globe_media   QUERIES: 38   
0.0008   INSERT INTO `ci_sessions(`session_id`, `ip_address`, `user_agent`, `last_activity`) VALUES ('4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851''54.204.107.48''CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)'1419296332) 
0.0005   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0005   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0003   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0006   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0007   SELECT `nameFROM port_of_call WHERE url_name 'vancouver-burrard-inlet' 
0.0005   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = 'a:1:{s:4:\"port\";s:25:\"Vancouver (Burrard Inlet)\";}' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = 'a:2:{s:4:\"port\";s:25:\"Vancouver (Burrard Inlet)\";s:16:\"destination_type\";s:9:\"Countries\";}' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0005   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = 'a:3:{s:4:\"port\";s:25:\"Vancouver (Burrard Inlet)\";s:16:\"destination_type\";s:9:\"Countries\";s:7:\"country\";s:6:\"Canada\";}' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0005   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1419296332, `user_data` = 'a:4:{s:4:\"port\";s:25:\"Vancouver (Burrard Inlet)\";s:16:\"destination_type\";s:9:\"Countries\";s:7:\"country\";s:6:\"Canada\";s:13:\"selected_node\";s:12:\"port_of_call\";}' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0005   SELECT *
FROM (`config_categories`)
WHERE `type` = 'left'
AND `parent_category_idIN (SELECT id FROM config_categories WHERE link "/countries")
AND `
display_order` != '0'
ORDER BY `display_order
0.0028   SELECT `province_code`, `province_name`, `c`.`country_name`
FROM (`provincesp)
LEFT JOIN `countriesON `c`.`country_code` = `p`.`country_code`
WHERE `c`.`country_name` = 'Canada'
ORDER BY `p`.`province_name
0.0035   SELECT rc.id as regions_cities_idrc.region_namerc.major_cityrc.key_regionc.country_namep.province_name  FROM regions_cities rc INNER JOIN countries c ON c.country_code rc.country_code LEFT JOIN provinces p ON rc.province_code p.province_code WHERE c.country_name "Canada"  AND rc.major_city AND rc.nfuwt != 1 UNION SELECT rc.id as regions_cities_idrc.region_namerc.major_cityrc.key_regionc.country_namep.province_name FROM regions_cities rc INNER JOIN provinces p ON p.province_code rc.province_code INNER JOIN countries c ON p.country_code c.country_code WHERE c.country_name "Canada"  AND rc.major_city AND rc.nfuwt != ORDER BY region_name  
0.0025   SELECT rc.id as regions_cities_idrc.region_namerc.major_cityrc.key_regionc.country_namep.province_name  FROM regions_cities rc INNER JOIN countries c ON c.country_code rc.country_code LEFT JOIN provinces p ON rc.province_code p.province_code WHERE c.country_name "Canada"  AND rc.major_city AND rc.nfuwt != 1 UNION SELECT rc.id as regions_cities_idrc.region_namerc.major_cityrc.key_regionc.country_namep.province_name FROM regions_cities rc INNER JOIN provinces p ON p.province_code rc.province_code INNER JOIN countries c ON p.country_code c.country_code WHERE c.country_name "Canada"  AND rc.major_city AND rc.nfuwt != ORDER BY region_name  
0.0038   SELECT `r`.`id` as resort_id, `r`.`name`, `r`.`major_resort`, `r`.`attr_ski_chk`, `r`.`attr_beach_chk`, `c`.`country_name`, (SELECT region_name FROM regions_cities WHERE country_code c.country_code AND id r.region_city_code) as region_name
FROM 
(`resortsr)
LEFT JOIN `countriesON `c`.`country_code` = `r`.`country_code`
WHERE `c`.`country_name` = 'Canada'
AND `attr_ski_chk` != "Yes"
ORDER BY `r`.`major_resortDESC, `r`.`name
0.0015   SELECT `r`.`id` as resort_id, `r`.`name`, `r`.`major_resort`, `r`.`attr_ski_chk`, `r`.`attr_beach_chk`, `c`.`country_name`, (SELECT region_name FROM regions_cities WHERE country_code c.country_code AND id r.region_city_code) as region_name
FROM 
(`resortsr)
LEFT JOIN `countriesON `c`.`country_code` = `r`.`country_code`
WHERE `c`.`country_name` = 'Canada'
AND `attr_ski_chk` = 'Yes'
ORDER BY `r`.`major_resortDESC, `r`.`name
0.0013   SELECT `iata_code`, `name`, `url_name`, `c`.`country_name`
FROM (`port_of_callpc)
LEFT JOIN `countriesON `c`.`country_code` = `pc`.`country_code`
WHERE `c`.`country_name` = 'Canada'
ORDER BY `pc`.`name
0.0009   SELECT *
FROM (`config_nodescn)
JOIN `config_nodes_categoriescnc ON `cnc`.`node_id` = `cn`.`id`
WHERE `cnc`.`category_idIN (select id from config_categories where link "/port_of_call")
ORDER BY `cn`.`position`, `cnc`.`display_order
0.0035   SELECT `id`, `headline`, `via_title`, `via_link`, `body`, `event_date`, `end_date`, `anchor_link`
FROM (`news`)
WHERE `for_pro` = 1
AND `end_date` >  '2014-12-23'
AND `country_code` = (SELECT country_code FROM countries WHERE country_name "Canada") 
0.0083   SELECT *
FROM (`tour_operators`)
WHERE `country_code` = (SELECT country_code FROM countries WHERE country_name "Canada")
AND `
show_in_column` = 1
ORDER BY 
`show_in_columnDESC, `name
0.0005   SELECT country_code FROM countries WHERE country_name "Canada" 
0.0016   SELECT from tourop_list WHERE destinations LIKE '%CA%' ORDER BY id DESC 
0.0006   SELECT `country_code`
FROM (`countries`)
WHERE `country_name` = 'Canada' 
0.0134   SELECT d.id AS destination_idd.overview AS destination_overviewd.extended_overview AS destination_extended_overviewd.photo as destination_photod.*, c.*, 'Canada' AS country_namepoc.*, LENGTH(CONCAT_WS(d.timed.electricityd.languaged.healthd.tippingd.safetyd.businessd.communicationsd.duty_free)) AS basicsLENGTH(CONCAT_WS(d.embassy_consulate_usd.embassy_consulate_ukd.embassy_consulate_cad.embassy_consulate_aud.embassy_consulate_ird.embassy_consulate_nz)) AS contacts(SELECT money FROM destinations WHERE country_code "CA" ) AS money(SELECT LENGTH(CONCAT_WS(passport_visaentry_req_usentry_req_ukentry_req_caentry_req_auentry_req_irentry_req_nz))
 
FROM destinations WHERE country_code "CA" ) AS visa(SELECT group_concat(id) FROM public_holiday p WHERE p.country_code "CA" order by p.weight desc) AS public_holiday(SELECT count(*) FROM tour_operators t where t.country_code d.country_code) AS num_tour_ops(SELECT count(id) AS total_rows FROM tourop_list tl WHERE tl.destinations LIKE ("%CA%")) AS num_tour_operators(SELECT group_concat(name) FROM port_of_call pc WHERE pc.country_code d.country_code) AS ports_of_call(SELECT group_concat(region_name) FROM regions_cities WHERE major_city AND nfuwt != AND country_code d.country_code ORDER BY major_city DESCregion_name ASC) AS cities(SELECT group_concat(region_name) FROM regions_cities WHERE major_city AND nfuwt != AND country_code d.country_code ORDER BY major_city DESCregion_name ASC) AS regions(SELECT group_concat(name) FROM resorts WHERE major_resort AND country_code d.country_code ORDER BY major_resort DESCname ASC) AS resorts(SELECT count(*) FROM dmcs WHERE country_code d.country_code) AS num_dmcs(SELECT concat(caption" © "copyright) FROM images WHERE filename d.photo) AS photo_copyright(SELECT count(*) FROM airports ai where ai.nfuwt != AND ai.country_code d.country_code) AS num_airports(SELECT count(*) FROM events e where e.country_code d.country_code AND show_on_country 1) AS num_events(SELECT count(*) FROM activities where region_city_code "0" AND country_code d.country_code) AS num_activities(SELECT count(*) FROM attractions a where a.country_code d.country_code AND show_on_country AND excursion "No") AS num_attractions(SELECT count(*) FROM attractions a where a.country_code d.country_code AND show_on_country AND show_on_kids AND excursion "No") AS num_kids_attractions(SELECT count(*) FROM attractions a where a.country_code d.country_code AND excursion "Yes") AS num_excursions(SELECT phrases FROM phrase_book pb where pb.country_code c.country_code AND phrases != "") AS num_phrases(SELECT count(*) FROM image_bridge ib LEFT OUTER JOIN images i ON ib.image_id=i.id WHERE ib.destination_code c.country_code) AS num_photos(SELECT count(*) FROM hospitals h where h.country_code c.country_code) AS num_hospitals
FROM 
(destinations d)
LEFT JOIN countries c ON c.country_code d.country_code
LEFT JOIN provinces pr ON pr
.province_code d.province_code
LEFT JOIN port_of_call poc ON poc
.country_code d.country_code
WHERE 
`poc`.`url_name` = 'vancouver-burrard-inlet' 
0.0005   UPDATE ci_sessions SET last_activity 1419296332user_data 'a:4:{s:4:\"port\";s:25:\"Vancouver (Burrard Inlet)\";s:16:\"destination_type\";s:9:\"Countries\";s:7:\"country\";s:6:\"Canada\";s:13:\"selected_node\";s:12:\"port_of_call\";}' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0005   UPDATE ci_sessions SET last_activity 1419296332user_data 'a:5:{s:4:\"port\";s:25:\"Vancouver (Burrard Inlet)\";s:16:\"destination_type\";s:9:\"Countries\";s:7:\"country\";s:6:\"Canada\";s:13:\"selected_node\";s:12:\"port_of_call\";s:6:\"region\";s:23:\"Vancouver-burrard-inlet\";}' WHERE `session_id` = '4a859780820c93153c6178bb1d68d851' 
0.0043   SELECT i.*, e.fullnamee.bioe.pic FROM interviews i INNER JOIN experts e ON i.expert_id e.id
INNER JOIN countries c ON i
.spatial_id c.country_code WHERE i.interview_type 'country' AND c.country_name 'Canada' 
0.0052   SELECT TagID FROM FORUM_DiscussionTags WHERE  Tag 'Canada'  
0.0008   SELECT DiscussionID FROM FORUM_DiscussionHasTags WHERE TagID IN (94)
                
GROUP BY DiscussionID HAVING COUNT(DiscussionID) = 
0.0018   SELECT od.`Name`, od.`DiscussionIDFROM FORUM_Discussion od
                    WHERE od
.`DiscussionIDIN ( 80,194,195,203,262,478,715,1012,1322,1386,1556,1699,1727,2468,2509,2606,2673,2739,2882,2984,3129,3269,3629,3644,3850,4129,4202,4259,4262,4438,4598,4633,4780,4904,4949,5019,5129,5318,5410,5909,5973,6185,6363,6375,6620,6644,6741,7078,7079,7080,7095,7197,7198,7199,7200,7267,7268,7422,7808,7938,8039,8160,8199,8201,8265,8306,8394,8640,8816,8817,8820,8821,8822,8962,8963,8986,9134,9160 ) ORDER BY od.`DateLastActiveDESC LIMIT 0 15