Vancouver British Columbia Port Guide

Consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver offers both outdoor adventure and urban comforts, as it sits nestled among majestic snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and a lush rainforest on the west coast of Canada. Before embarking on cruises from Vancouver, go hiking and biking in the mountains just outside of the city, or spend some time exploring Vancouver’s diverse culinary and arts scene. Known for its scenic landscapes and as a popular filming location for television shows and movies, the city’s cinematic backgrounds and cultural metropolis will leave a lasting impression.

Not only is Vancouver an incredible vacation destination, it’s also the departure port for unforgettable cruises to Alaska, jaunts along the Pacific Coast, and tropical vacations to Hawaii. Witness the splendor of Alaska’s striking glaciers and majestic wildlife. Laze on the paradisal beaches of the Aloha State. Hike through Pacific Northwest’s dense forests, or sail south to Los Angeles, sampling the state’s best wine along the way. 

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Hubbard Glacier

On an Alaska cruise from Vancouver to Hubbard Glacier, sail down the legendary Inside Passage on your way to discovering stunning Alaskan cities such as Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau. During your journey, you’ll also visit Hubbard Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in North America, and have the chance to witness one of its breathtaking calving displays.

Northbound Glacier

Marvel at the Last Frontier’s rugged landscapes and fascinating wildlife during an exciting seven-night Alaska cruise from Vancouver. Spot humpback whales and brown bears in Icy Strait Point. Sail through one of the most breathtaking waterways on the planet— Alaska’s Inside Passage. And discover the spectacular Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward.

Pacific Coast

Enjoy the sights of the Pacific Coast during a cruise that stops in a number of exciting destinations, including picturesque towns in British Columbia and vibrant cities in California. Stroll through the charming downtown area of Oregon’s Astoria. In Seattle, head up the famous Space Needle for unbeatable views of the city. Visit Victoria, a city filled with pristine parks and greenhouses, and world-famous San Francisco.


Spend a few serene days at sea before reaching the idyllic islands of Hawaii, where romantic shores and tropical oases await. Go hiking past spectacular waterfalls in Hilo. Try a freshly-brewed cup of the famous coffee of Kailua Kona and embrace all of the charms Hawaii has to offer in Honolulu.

Our Ships Sailing Out of Vancouver, B.C.

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Why Sail from Vancouver with Celebrity Cruises®

Our cruises from Vancouver give you the chance to explore this cosmopolitan Canadian city surrounded by natural beauty on your way to more must-see destinations in Alaska, Hawaii, or the Pacific Coast. Choose from three ships that give you so many ways to soak up the scenery. Enjoy soaring glacier views from the cantilevered Magic Carpet® on Celebrity Edge®. Watch for whales from the Lawn Club or your spacious private veranda on Celebrity Solstice®. Marvel at lush mountain landscapes while sipping hand-crafted cocktails at the Sunset Bar on Celebrity Summit®. All three ships perfectly complement the wonders you’ll discover on our cruises from Vancouver. 

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Vancouver Port Facilities & Location

On a cruise from Vancouver, you’ll depart from the Canada Place cruise terminal, which is conveniently located in downtown Vancouver and is just a 30-minute drive from the Vancouver International Airport near many restaurants, attractions, and shopping. Transportation options to and from the port include public transit, shuttles, taxi service, limousines and car services. If you do have extra time to explore the city of Vancouver, you can take advantage of short-term luggage storage services available in the cruise terminal for your convenience.

The facilities in the Canada Place cruise terminal include Vancouver Convention Centre East, Port Metro Vancouver cruise ship terminal, VINCI Park parkade, FlyOver Canada, and World Trade Centre office tower.

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Top Things to Do Before Your Cruise From Vancouver

Stroll Through Stanley Park

Vancouver’s number one attraction, Stanley Park, was created in 1888 and still lands near the top of the list of best parks in the world. Here, you’ll find exciting experiences for all ages and interests, including historical landmarks, cultural hotspots, local wildlife, breathtaking beaches, hiking trails, delicious food, and even Canada’s largest aquarium.

Old-fashioned horse-drawn carriages can take you on a peaceful stroll through Stanley Park while you take in the stunning beauty of this world-renowned locale. Visit its lush rainforests and admire the stunning views of the park’s natural surroundings, including water, mountains, and majestic forests that line the park’s famous seawall. 

Cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge

Cross the nearly 140-meter suspension bridge that hangs 85 meters over the Capilano River. Originally built in 1889, the Capilano Suspension Bridge sits among many hiking trails in a lush green rainforest setting—perfect for the hiking enthusiast.

Top Sites and Attractions in Vancouver

Gastown District

Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood is also its busiest. As the home to hip restaurants, chic shops, and lively bars, Gastown attracts its fair share of young locals and visiting tourists. You can easily spend an afternoon walking down its quaint, cobblestone streets, where you’ll find plenty of historic landmarks, boutique shops, and outdoor cafes to keep you entertained.


As the third-largest Chinatown (after San Francisco’s and New York’s), Vancouver’s Chinatown is an essential stop for any Chinese cuisine lover or shopaholic. Walk past the golden entrance of the Millennium Gate, squeeze in a lunch at one of the neighborhood’s award-winning restaurants, browse through antique stores, and see the world’s narrowest building, which measures only six feet wide.

Shannon Falls

Immerse yourself in Vancouver’s natural beauty at Shannon Falls Provincial Park, a national park just outside of the city, where you’ll find the third-tallest waterfall in British Columbia. Towering over 1,100 feet above sea level, Shannon Falls is a spectacular sight that can be admired from the boardwalk at the base or by hiking up to an overlook point, where you’ll be surrounded by the cool mist from the raging water.

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To explore further into Alaska and the Canadian Rockies, you can extend your cruise with a Cruisetour. This allows you to travel inland via motorcoach and railway exploring Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, Talkeetna, Girdwood (Alyeska) and Denali National Park, taking in the views of the highest mountain peak in North America. Cruisetours include the finest hotel accommodations, a local dedicated Alaskan/Canadian Tour Director, luxury transportation, and some activities.


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