Vancouver Cruise Port Tours

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Vancouver serves as the home port for Alaska-bound cruise ships, as well as for vessels traveling south to locations along the Pacific Coast and to Hawaii. Located on the Vancouver Harbour waterfront, the Canada Place Cruise Terminal is right in the heart of the city, providing easy access to downtown and to the North Shore Mountains.
 
The Basics
Cruise ship passengers in Vancouver can choose between a range of shore excursions. Those with limited time can take shorter tours, exploring neighborhoods such as Granville Island or Chinatown with a guide. Half-day sightseeing tours usually check off highlights, such as Gastown, Stanley Park, and the Vancouver Lookout observation platform, while full-day tours often venture out of town to destinations such as the North Shore, Sea to Sky Highway, or Fraser Valley wine region.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Most shore excursions include round-trip transport to and from the cruise port. Pre- or post-cruise tours include pickup and drop-off at downtown hotels.
  • Full-day tours to out-of-town destinations usually require more travel time, though many North Vancouver attractions, such as Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge, are less than 30 minutes from the city.
  • Though you can use taxis or public transit to tour downtown Vancouver and the North Shore, a shore excursion with round-trip transport is the best way to maximize your time.
 
How to Get to Vancouver From the Vancouver Cruise Port
Cruise ships in Vancouver dock at Canada Place Cruise Terminal in downtown Vancouver. The terminal is near Waterfront Station, which is serviced by the SkyTrain, local buses, the SeaBus passenger ferry, and the West Coast Express commuter train.
 
Port Information
Taxis and car rentals are available at the cruise port. The port also offers luggage storage facilities, and wheelchair and mobility scooter rentals. Restaurants and cafés can be found within easy walking distance.
Location
Address: Canada Place & Ballantyne Pier, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Canada
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Vancouver Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise Sea-to-Sky Highway Day Trip from Vancouver

Discover top attractions along Canada’s famous Sea-to-Sky Highway on this 7-hour shore excursion from Vancouver. Hop aboard your coach at the Vancouver cruise ship terminal and head out along the Sea-to-Sky Highway with your guide. Admire the mighty Shannon Falls and explore Shannon Falls Provincial Park. Take the Sea-to-Sky Gondola for fine Howe Sound views and follow the winding walking trails. Pan for gold the way the miners used to at the Britannia Mine Museum and gain insight into the gold rush of the late 19th century.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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US$99,79
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Vancouver Shore Excursion: Pre- Or Post-Cruise North Shore Tour

Take advantage of your time in port in Vancouver with a half-day tour of some of area’s most epic viewpoints along the North Shore. Your personal guide will escort you over the Lions’ Gate Bridge to the Capilano Suspension Bridge for an exhilarating walk along the cliff-hanging footpaths. Then ride the Grouse Mountain gondola high into the alpine forest for breathtaking views Mount Baker and a chance spotting of native wildlife.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Vancouver Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise City Tour with Port Drop Off

Take advantage of your stopover in Vancouver with a half-day city sightseeing tour! By coach, your local guide will escort you to top attractions such as Gastown, Robson Street, Granville Island and Chinatown. Wind through the verdant trails of Stanley Park, see First Nations totem poles at Brockton Point, and head to the top of the Vancouver Lookout for panoramic views of the city and its mountainous backdrop. Then head to meet your ship!
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$61,41
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Food and Walking China Tour

Enjoy personalized attention on this private tour of Vancouver's Chinatown with a dedicated chef/guide. Eat some traditional Cantonese dishes and enjoy a private dining experience with a private group of your choosing, then head out into the neighborhood to explore more food offerings.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$96,00
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Vancouver Shore Excursion: Small-Group Gourmet Lunch Tour

Eat your way through Vancouver on a food-filled, 3-hour shore excursion. On this small-group lunch tour, accompany your guide on a sensory journey to gourmet grocers, breweries and foodie hotspots. Depending on the day, you may sample Chinese dim sum, BC salmon pate and artisan cheeses, followed by sweet treats like Thomas Haas salted caramel chocolate and award-winning gelato and sorbetto. Indulge and learn about the commingling cultures that define Vancouver’s neighborhoods and culinary history.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Vancouver Shore Excursion: Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour

Discover the buzz of Granville Island’s famous public food market on this 2-hour small-group Vancouver shore excursion. Follow your guide through the bustling market, and mingle with the busy shoppers and traders. Admire delicious local produce at the greengrocers’, butchers’, bakers’ and cheese-makers’ stands. Stop off along the way to sample tastings of seasonal and regional produce, and gain insight into the flavors the locals love. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Walking China Tour

Enjoy your customize Chinatown tour. We will take you into numerous Clan and County Association buildings, to a herbal store, to Sai Woo … the only place in Chinatown where there’s been a restaurant for over 100 years, etc.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Vancouver Shore Excursion: Private Fraser Valley Wine Tour

Explore the wineries and vineyards of the Fraser Valley on this private 5-hour Vancouver shore excursion. Travel through the Fraser Valley with your private guide and enjoy fine views over the rolling vineyards. Visit local wineries such as Lulu Island and Domaine de Chaberton, and sample their award-winning wines. Learn of the different grape varietals for which the region is famous and enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch with tea or coffee among the vines. Visit Krause Berry Farms, a working farm, and take a wagon ride through the berry fields. 
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$82,48
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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