Vancouver (Burrard Inlet) Port of Call
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
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.
Tel: +1 604 682 2222
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.
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.
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
Salt-cured fish or venison
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.
VQA Ice wine
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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