There are 2 cruise ports in Vancouver.
Canada Place, near the center of the city, and Ballantyne, a mile east of the city center. To make things easier at Alaskan ports, a US Customs desk clears passengers prior to embarkation in Vancouver. As an alternative US passengers transferring from the airport can follow the US Direct Program, allowing for fast clearance through customs.
Canada Place is located on the site of CPR pier B/C, which allowed for speedy transfer of grain from railway wagons to waiting cargo ships. The terminal is within the original Canada Pavilion from the 1986 World Exposition, with its a characteristic 5 sail roof, symbolizing the region’s rich maritime history. Also sharing the complex are a World Trade Center office, the Vancouver Convention Centre, a Pan-Pacific five-star hotel and Port Metro Vancouver corporate offices. Available facilites include luggage trolleys, restrooms, security, customs and cab and bus ranks. The terminal has 3 cruise ship berths.
Ballantyne cruise terminal was expanded and renovated in 1995, and today gives efficient passenger processing. On account of its history as a trade port, the terminal surroundings have a commerical docks flavor. Services on offer include taxi ranks, baggage carts, food and drink concessions, restrooms, security and customs. The cruise port has only one major berth East (366m). Occasionally the West berth is employed.
Number Of Cruise Terminals 2
Pier Lengths Canada Place 506 m, 329 m, 274 m Ballantyne (366m)
Cruise Ship Departures Per Year 140
Port Authority Port Metro Vancouver
Latitude/Longitude 49.288, -123.099
Cruise Calendar Cruises From Vancouver