Port of Vancouver

Guide to Cruise Ports and Terminals

Vancouver Cruise Port

The Vancouver Cruise Terminal is the departure point for most Alaska bound cruises.  Many transpacific and coastal cruises also depart from this picturesque port.

The Vancouver Cruise Terminal is conveniently located at Canada Place in the heart of downtown Vancouver.  The Vancouver Convention Centre East is located in the same facility.

Public Transportation

Port Shuttle

Due to its central Vancouver location, a port shuttle in not required.

Metro Service

The Canada Line connects the Vancouver cruise port with Vancouver International Airport (YVR).  The SkyTrain transports passengers from downtown Vancouver to the eastern suburbs.  Waterfront Station is located one block east of the cruise terminal.

Ferry Service

The Vancouver SeaBus travels connects Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver to the city of North Vancouver.

Hop-on Hop-off Bus

The hop-on hop-off bus picks up passengers directly in front on the cruise terminal.

Coach Service

Coach service is available from downtown Vancouver to Victoria, Whistler, Seattle and Seattle Airport.  The coach to Victoria travels via a ferry boat to Vancouver Island.  The 1.5 hour ferry ride is included in the cost of a ticket.

Vancouver Cruise Port
Vancouver Cruise Port

Visitor Information

Vancouver BC

The Vancouver Visitor's Guide provides comprehensive tourist information.

The top attractions in Vancouver include the following:

  • Granville Island
  • Museum of Anthropology
  • Science World
  • Space Centre / Planetarium
  • Stanley Park
  • Vancouver Art Gallery

Whistler BC

Whistler BC is the picturesque mountain resort community is 129 km (90 minutes) north of Vancouver.

Access the Whistler Vacation Guide to learn about this popular destination.  It can be accessed easily by coach from Vancouver or Vancouver International Airport. 

Map of the Vancouver Cruise Terminal

View map of the Vancouver Cruise Terminal.

Canadian Currency

The Canadian Dollar (CDN) is used in Canada.  It is worth approximately USD $0.75. 

Weather in Vancouver BC

Vancouver enjoys a mild climate throughout the year.  The best time of year to visit is between May and October.

Month Minimum Maximum Precipitation
Jan 1 6 140
Feb 2 8 150
Mar 3 10 110
April 5 12 100
May 9 16 70
June 11 19 60
July 13 21 40
Aug 14 22 50
Sept 11 18 70
Oct 7 13 100
Nov 3 8 200
Dec 1 6 160

Free Wifi Service

Free Internet access is available at the underground food court directly across from the cruise terminal.  It is also available at at McDonalds' restaurants and other restaurants and cafes.

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