Canada Place
Canada Place
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Waterfront complex containing hotels, a cruise ship terminal and an IMAX theater.
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Neighborhood: Central
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  • Waterfront • 6 min walk
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Florence V
Aurora, CO313 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
This ship terminal is huge! There will always be lines so expect that but it is a well oiled machine for the amount of people they process every cruise embarkation and disembarkation. I suggest going as early as you can and just wait on the ship because the lines just get longer later in the day.

We got there at 11a and there were employees directing which way to go since there were 3 cruise ships embarking that day. Last thing you want to do is navigate to the wrong ship. As long as you have everything you need such as ArriveCAN filled out, ship check in documents, passport, and COVID card, it's a breeze to get checked into your boat.

Security is just like any security line but I think they work much faster than others I have been in. Customs was easy too so we were on the boat in less than 45 min from the time we arrived.

If you're coming via Uber, Lyft, or taxi and can make the walk, set your location to be dropped off a block away on Cordova Street because the line to get dropped off in the parking garage is ridiculous. We waited at the light just to turn towards the terminal for 5 cycles and had our Uber driver drop us off at the hotel across the street.
Written July 21, 2022
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Tim Y
Reno, NV305 contributions
Sep 2019
Whenever we go to Vancouver, we take some time to visit Canada Place, even if we are not embarking on an ocean liner on that trip.
It is very easy to reach via the Skytrain, Vancouver's elevated and underground subway system.
When last we visited, there were four ocean liners tied up; typically there are two, so that was exciting. Walk a little to the west, and you'll see the amphibians taking off and landing, flying passengers elsewhere in British Columbia with single engine floatplanes.
Nearby is the Seabus, which will take you across the harbor to Lonsdale Quay Market, a shopping area featuring fresh seafood, and which also has a Cob's Bread location.
Added to that, you can watch the freighters in the harbor.
So even if you are not embarking on an ocean liner, Canada Place is a fun place to visit.
Written February 10, 2020
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EkMusafir
Pune, India2,206 contributions
Aug 2019
Canada Place is an iconic landmark on Waterfront Road in Vancouver. It is situated on the Burrard Inlet waterfront and is the home of the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel, Vancouver’s World Trade Centre and the virtual flight ride show FlyOver Canada. It is also the cruise ship passenger terminal where the Alaska cruises originate. The building itself looks like a ship with huge white sails and is a prominent sight from the harbour.

A walk along the Waterfront Road was quite fascinating as we got to see the many activities in the harbour, near Canada Place, with the ships and boats moving in and out and a number of seaplanes taking off and landing. We walked from the transit hub, Waterfront Station, which is about half a kilometre away, down to the Bon Voyage Plaza of Canada Place and further up to the edge of Stanley Park.

At the corner of the Canada Place Bon Voyage Plaza we got to see a fascinating blue coloured steel sculpture called ‘The Drop’. It is supposed to signify a homage to the power of nature and represents the relationship and outlook towards the water that surrounds us.
Written January 3, 2020
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Mary B
Victoria, Canada1,411 contributions
Aug 2022
The views are great. As a place to promenade while waiting to board a cruise ship, it's nice enough. The former Olympic torch now looks out of place on a sunny day. However, this day it was also a place where a very noisy demonstration was taking place, and it made it feel threatening. I was anxious to leave the promenade.

In all, it's a gathering place - whether yours or someone else's.
Written August 24, 2022
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dgbg100106
Odenton, MD1,729 contributions
Sep 2019
This is a free place to visit and we visited while waiting for the FlyOver Canada to open. We had no idea that the port was that large.

The Port of Vancouver Discovery Centre is a great place to learn about the port, and engage in the stories and ideas that have shaped our port city.

Learn about: early port development, trade, innovation and shipbuilding; harbor operations today; working on the waterfront; environmental programs; facts and statistics

Features interactive touchscreens, featuring animated graphics and informative videos; historical artifacts and ship models; west-facing views of Vancouver harbor
access to the Canada Place promenade

It was a great experience.
Written January 1, 2020
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GRAHAM C
Dunton Green, UK845 contributions
Jun 2022
When in Vancouver, spend a few hours strolling around Canada Place. Cruise Terminal, Conference Centre, Pan Pacific and Fairmont hotels, free courtesy buses to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and Grouse Mountain, hop on and hop off busstop. terminus for Skytrain metro, Seaplane port, shops and bars galore, footpath and cycle way to Stanley Park buskers in the evening. A tourist delight.
Written July 22, 2022
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pramod J
Toronto, Canada157 contributions
Oct 2022
we have been on a 3 day visit to Vancouver and part of it, we visited flyover Canada which is at the far end of Canada place. we visited the place in the morning and evening. Suggested to visit in the evening for lights and day time for lake view.
Written October 22, 2022
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Alistair B
Delta, Canada36,653 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Hello this Area is worth checking out if you are a Local or a Visitor to Vancouver.This is a beautiful Building that has various attractions including an IMAX Theatre.The only time I'm usually at Waterfront is when I'm switching Lines on The SkyTrain to get to The Airport at YVR.Still this Area is very popular Year Round especially in The Late Spring & Summer.Again it's I think on arrives must see list of they're spending some time in Greater Vancouver.👌
Written January 29, 2022
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IRW1127
Vancouver, Canada171 contributions
Dec 2019
Great place to go and look back at the city and along the waterfront. Unique design makes it a great place for pictures. Can be very busy in the summer with up to three large cruise ships in port, but worth the walk around. Even a good spot at the end to look over to the North Shore and relax for a bit! It is part of the Seawall walk as well and a good spot to start your jog.
Written January 19, 2020
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Richard M
Nacogdoches, TX120 contributions
Apr 2023
Wow! What a nice cruise facility, plus other venues, but what a mess from a customer/passenger point of view. No one knew what was going on and where to go. Even the digital signage was incorrect. Ship names assigned to the wrong cruise line! Twice we waited in line only to be told to move elsewhere and, once go to a different floor! Twice, senior employees argued with each other as to where we were supposed to go. From arrival, it took 3.25 hours for us to board Norwegian Jewel! This was our 13th cruise and we have never had such a poor boarding experience.
Written May 22, 2023
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