Port of Vancouver
Website: www.portvancouver.com/cruise

About Us
Situated in the Pacific Northwest coast of North America, Vancouver, British Columbia is home to Canada’s largest and most diversified port. For more than 30 years, the Port of Vancouver has been a leading homeport for Alaska cruises and is the only homeport to offer both one-way and roundtrip itineraries through Canada’s spectacular ‘Inside Passage’ to Alaska. As a top global destination, Vancouver attracts a wide spectrum of cruise lines and passengers from around the world.

Canada Place cruise terminal is experiencing record-breaking growth as demand for cruises to Alaska continues to increase. More than one million passengers on 288 ship visited Vancouver in 2019, arriving on 40 different vessels from 19 cruise lines - a 22 per cent increase over the 2018 season. Vancouver consistently achieves high passenger satisfaction scores, and was recently named a Top-Rated U.S. & Canada Cruise Destination in Cruise Critic’s 2019 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards.

The Vancouver cruise industry continues to be a key contributor to the local economy, stimulating nearly $3 million Canadian (CAD) in direct economic activity for each vessel that calls at Canada Place. Bringing a total $1.6 billion CAD of total economic impact, the industry generates $840 million CAD in GDP, pays $549 million CAD in total wages and supports 12,000 jobs.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (port authority), the federal entity mandated to facilitate trade and protect the environment at the Port of Vancouver, continues to work with industry, destination, and government partners to anticipate, plan for, and accommodate future demand for various ship sizes that will visit Vancouver. Current efforts are focused on optimizing the world-class Canada Place cruise facility. To address the anticipated future growth, short-, medium- and long-term plans are being developed.