The City of Vancouver provides an ideal setting for the beginning or end to your cruise. A vibrant city renowned for its diverse blend of cultures and cuisine, with a backdrop of scenery including mountains and ocean. Vancouver is a must for any cruise itinerary and a stay of two or three nights will allow you to truly appreciate one of the world's finest cities. Take this opportunity to visit all that the region has to offer including an overnight or day trip to Victoria or Whistler, travelling with Pacific Coach.
The Port of Vancouver (Port Metro Vancouver) has two cruise ship terminals, Canada Place and Ballantyne. Learn more about the Cruise Ship facilities at Port Metro Vancouver. Consistently receiving high passenger satisfaction survery scores and top marks for user friendliness and luggage handling, Port Metro Vancouver is the ideal homeport to start your Alaska cruise vacation. The Port's two cruise terminals, Canada Place and Ballantyne, offer passengers all the modern conveniences and services for a positive and safe cruise experience.
Located in the heart of Vancouver's waterfront at 999 Canada Place Way, Canada Place is the city's premier cruise terminal and can service up to three luxury cruise ships at any given time.
The 2013 Cruise Ship Schedule can be accessed through this link Port Metro Vancouver 2013.
Pacific Coach operates scheduled bus/coach service to/from Victoria on Cruise Ship arrival and departure days only. This service includes pick-up and drop-off service at Canada Place and Ballantyne Terminals. Reservations and pre-payment are required. Please contact 1-800-661-1725 for reservations. Schedule and fares as follow between Victoria and the Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal(s).
|Cruise Terminal(s) Departure
||Victoria (downtown) Departure
||9:30 AM |
|Tsawwassen (BC Ferry)
||Swartz Bay (BC Ferry)
||11:00 AM |
|Victoria (downtown) Arrival
||1:45 PM |
Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal(s)
|Onboard BC Ferries
- Reservations are required
- Fares are per person one way and include bus transportation and BC Ferry Fare. Fares purchased onboard BC Ferries do not include BC Ferry Fare. Please add applicable Taxes, subject to change.
- *British Columbia Senior fare. Applicable to residents of BC Monday through Thursday only supported with BC Gold Care Card; please add current BC Ferry Fare at the time of travel Friday through Sunday & Statutory Holidays. Applicable Taxes will be applied to the bus transportation fare above.
- **Student fare. Valid student ID and one additional piece of photo ID required.
Important Notes: Please ensure that your luggage is tagged correctly with a Pacific Coach "Cruise Ship" tag in addition to your Cruise Line luggage tags. For those passengers joining Pacific Coach onboard BC Ferries please ensure you bring your luggage to the ticket counter onboard the ship to ensure your luggage is tagged properly.
Create a Whistler day adventure...Whistler Village is Canada's #1 outdoor recreation destination in the Summer and a world class ski & snowboard resort in the Winter. Truly a 4 season resort for all ages and interest. Travel on the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway with spectacular views of the ocean and mountains. Enroute we will pass Shannon Falls and Brittania Beach. There are many options available in Whistler including Peak 2 Peak Gondola, Ziptreking, Bear Viewing, walking, hiking and golf or simply shop and have lunch while exloring this charming Mountain Village. Visit for the day...or stay a night or two.
Pacific Coach operates schedule bus/coach service to Whistler, daily. This service includes pick-up and drop-off service directly across from the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal. Reservations and pre-payment are required for this service. Please contact 1-800-661-1725 for reservations. Schedule and fares as follow between downtown Vancouver and the village of Whistler (Gateway Loop).
*Beside (adjacent) the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (Bus Pull-in).
|Waterfront Skytrain Station*
|| 10:40 AM
||Whistler Departure (Gateway Loop)
|| 12:30 PM|
|Whistler Arrival (Gateway Loop)
|| 12:30 PM
||Waterfront Skytrain Station*
|| 2:20 PM|
Vancouver Cruise Ship Terminal(s)
|Waterfront Skytrain Station
Fares are one way; included is bus/coach transportation with service to/from Gateway Loop. Please add applicable taxes. "Door to Door" service is available to hotels and condos at supplementary fees.