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Vancouver Cruise Terminal: Parking, Address & Amenity Info

Carolina Pirola

Nov 30, 2022

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Cruises out of Vancouver leave from the Vancouver Cruise Terminal is located at Canada Place, one of Vancouver's landmarks that's also home to numerous other must-see destinations. The Canada Place cruise terminal has plenty to do right on its pier with the best of Vancouver within walking distance.

Read on for our breakdown of the Vancouver Cruise Terminal, including address information, cruise lines, directions, services and more. Also, be sure to check out Cruise Critic's ranked cruise deals from the Vancouver cruise terminal and see what tips, tricks and secret advice our Cruise Critic members have to say about cruises from the Vancouver Cruise Terminal.

Vancouver Cruise Terminal Address

Vancouver's Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal 999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1

Vancouver Cruise Terminal Directions

If you’re planning to take your car, below are directions for the Vancouver Cruise Terminal:

From the U.S./Canada Border (North on I-5/BC-99):

Enter Canada at the border via I-5 north, which becomes BC-99. Continue on BC-99 north to Vancouver and cross the Oak Street Bridge. Turn left on 49th Avenue. Turn right on Granville Street and cross the Granville Street Bridge.

Take the Seymour Street exit. Follow Seymour Street to West Cordova Street. Turn left on West Cordova Street. Turn right on Howe Street to arrive at Canada Place Cruise Terminal.

From the North (BC-99 South):

Take BC-999 south to cross the Lions Gate Bridge. After Stanley Park, BC-99 will turn into W. Georgia Street. Continue south for four blocks and stay left at the fork after Cardero Street to take W. Pender Street/BC-1A/7A. Turn left at Burrard Street, which will dead-end at Canada Place/ W. Waterfront Road.

The Canada Place cruise terminal will be on your left immediately after making a right onto Canada Place.

From the East (via the Trans-Canada Highway/Hwy1):

Take Exit 25 on Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 W. towards McGill Street. Turn left on N. Nanaimo Street and right on Dundas Street. Continue on Powell Street, which will turn into Water Street at Maple Tree Square. Make a slight right onto W. Cordova Street and turn right onto Howe Street for one block to arrive at the Vancouver cruise terminal.

Vancouver Cruise Terminal Parking

For long-term parking at the Canada Place cruise terminal, enter the terminal's vehicle ramp at the foot of Howe Street. A Port of Vancouver traffic attendant will direct you into the parking garage. You'll take a ticket from the dispenser and park on level P1 or P2.

Elevators take you to the main public lobby of the cruise ship terminal. To drop off passengers or baggage, follow the traffic attendant's instructions to the designated baggage check drop-off area. If you're arriving in an over-height vehicle (exceeding 6'9"), you will be directed to a nearby lot. There is a weekly parking rate for cruise passengers at Canada Place.

Free short-term parking is available for pick-ups and drop-offs for a maximum of 15 minutes.

Getting from Vancouver International Airport to the Vancouver Cruise Terminal

The Canada Place cruise ship terminal is about a 35-minute drive from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). There are several options available for getting from the Vancouver International Airport to the Vancouver cruise terminal, both public and private transportation.

Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing provides regular shuttle service from the airport to the cruise terminal of Vancouver at Canada Place. It also offers transfers to airport hotels and downtown hotels. The company can arrange bus service from Vancouver to Victoria, B.C. or to Bellingham, Washington; Seattle; and Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport.

Public Transit from Vancouver International Airport to the Vancouver Cruise Terminal

The Canada Place cruise terminal sits adjacent to public transit's Waterfront Station, which is serviced by SkyTrain rapid transit, buses, the SeaBus (to North Vancouver) and the West Coast Express commuter train. See TransLink.ca for more information.

SkyTrain: All three lines (Expo Line, Millennium Line and Canada Line) of SkyTrain, the elevated rail and subway, stop at Waterfront Station, which is next to the cruise terminal. SkyTrain's Canada Line provides service directly to Vancouver International Airport.

Bus: Vancouver's public transit buses (Routes #44 UBC and #50 False Creek South) stop at Waterfront Station adjacent to the Vancouver cruise ship terminal.

SeaBus: This passenger-only public transit ferry connects North Vancouver with Waterfront Station. The SeaBus departs frequently throughout the day.

Airport Taxi Service to the Vancouver Cruise Terminal

There is a taxi stand outside the Arrivals level of the airport. Rideshare services, such as Uber, Lyft and KABU, are also available.

For the pickup locations for rideshare apps, head to the Arrivals level and follow signs to the Ground Transportation area. When you exit the terminal, cross the street to the Ride-App pickup zone. For South Terminal pickups, exit the terminal and go to the Ride-App pickup zone on the outer curb.

Restaurants Near the Vancouver Cruise Terminal, Plus Shopping and Other Services

While there are no restaurants or shops inside the Canada Place cruise terminal, you’ll find multiple dining and shopping options at the adjacent Waterfront Centre mall. There are also plenty of restaurants within a five-minute walk of the Vancouver cruise terminal.

Shoppers can walk 10 minutes to the CF Pacific Centre indoor mall (701 W Georgia Street) or to boutiques in the historic Gastown neighborhood.

Train Service to the Canada Place Cruise Terminal

The closest Amtrak station is Pacific Central Station, which is about a 15-minute SkyTrain ride from the Vancouver cruise terminal. Take the Expo Line from Main Street-Science World to Waterfront Station and then walk to the Canada Place cruise ship terminal approximately a five-minute walk away.

The West Coast Express commuter train line terminates at the Waterfront Station.

Wheelchair and Accessibility at the Vancouver Cruise Terminal

Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available to rent via Scootaround. The second-floor check-in area can be accessed via escalators.

Porters and Red Caps at Vancouver Cruise Terminal

Porters are available to assist with luggage during embarkation and disembarkation at Vancouver cruise ship terminal.

Bathrooms at the Vancouver Cruise Terminal

Bathrooms are available near the taxi pickup location and bus bays when you first enter the Vancouver cruise terminal, next to the security screening area and past U.S. Customs & Border Protection near the gangways.

Vancouver Cruise Terminal Wi-Fi

While there is currently no Wi-Fi at the Vancouver cruise terminal, the food court at the adjacent Waterfront Centre mall does offer free wireless internet access.

Vancouver Cruise Terminal Waiting Area and Seating

After passengers drop off their luggage at the Canada Place cruise terminal, they check in and can sit on padded metal chairs in the Convention Centre hall or on plastic chairs in the terminal.

More Tips About the Vancouver Cruise Terminal

Rental car services: Passengers will find rental car kiosks at the Vancouver cruise terminal. Prearranged pickups and drop-offs by the rental agency are highly recommended. Car rental agencies include Ascent Car Rental and Tours and Avis/Budget.

Luggage storage: Short-term luggage storage is available on the cruise terminal level between the information counter and car rental area.

Updated November 30, 2022
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