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Vancouver (Burrard Inlet) Port of Call

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West End, Vancouver © Tourism Vancouver/Andy Mons

Vancouver's port on the Burrard Inlet sees over 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
Tel: +1 604 682 2222
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 for $9 per adult. 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 well as the Kids Water Park, Vancouver Art Gallery, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Museum of Anthropology and the Bloedel Floral Conservatory, the second largest dome greenhouse in the world.

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 in Granville Island where over 25 shops featuring toys and costumes can be found.

Best Buy

VQA Ice wine

Excursions

Go sea kayaking

Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge

Visit the Capilano Salmon Hatchery

Visit the trendy neighbourhood of Kitsilano

Take the Sky Ride at Grouse Mountain


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