Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia
VIBRANT VANCOUVER

Cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia

If you’re sailing on a cruise out of Vancouver, definitely spend a few days discovering all the cool sights and activities that this vibrant Canadian city has to offer. Spoiler alert: it’s a lot. Located in British Columbia’s lower mainland region, hugging the Burrard Inlet, this northern gem offers the perfect mix of outdoor adventures and metropolitan delights. Start your day with a fresh and hearty breakfast at a local farmers’ market, then soar above the city on the Skyride cable car to Grouse Mountain’s 1,130-metre-tall summit and stay at the to enjoy one of the best of Vancouver views. If you’re craving adventure in the great outdoors, climb to St Mark’s Summit for more incredible views of majestic Howe Sound. The trailhead is just a 30-minute drive from Vancouver. If you’d rather explore on the water, visit Horseshoe Bay and hop on a wildlife-spotting boat tour. Keep your eyes peeled for seals, dolphins and whales as you zip past towering cliffs and rocky isles.
National Language English
Currency Accepted Canadian Dollar (CAD)

PACIFIC RIM ADVENTURE

Discover urban sprawl and outdoorsy scenery with an Alaska cruise from Vancouver, British Columbia.

RADIANCE OF THE SEAS

You’re in for an off-the-grid explore-a-thon that cruises from Seward Alaska. Forge a trail through America’s Last Frontier all onboard Radiance of the Seas®, a ship designed for edge-of-the-map exploration. Boasting the most glass of any Royal Caribbean ship, it’s perfect for glacier-gazing and whale-watching in Alaska from May to August 2021.

SERENADE OF THE SEAS

Discover Alaska on its newest adventure in summer 2021, as Serenade of the Seas® sails roundtrip from Vancouver, BC. Once onboard, panoramic views and acres of glass ensure that you’ll never miss a moment of the wilderness. Watch as humpback and orca whales surround the ship from Ketchikan to Juneau. Hear the roar of Sawyer Glacier as ice chunks calve into the water of the Tracy Arm Fjord onboard the only Royal Caribbean® ship sailing here in 2021.

Things To Do in Vancouver

Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia

BUBBLING WITH ADVENTURE

Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia

Gastown Mason Square, Vancouver, British Columbia

BUBBLING WITH ADVENTURE

Walk the cobbled streets of Gastown, admiring 20th-century brick buildings and taking a selfie with the whistling Steam Clock. Explore Maple Tree Square, site of ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton’s first tavern, and then stroll under the elaborate Chinatown Millennium Gate. Eat Asian delights – or escape the bustle amid Dr Su Yat-Sen’s peaceful gardens.

Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia

FULL OF FRESH AIR

Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia

Stanley Park Urban Greenspace, Vancouver, British Columbia

FULL OF FRESH AIR

Breathe in the 1,000-acre greenspace of Stanley Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America. Hike along the red cedar forest trails, relax beachside, take a horse-drawn carriage ride,or view the Brockton Point totem poles. Then walk along the Seawall, with the city centre skyline as your backdrop.

Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia
Victoria Castle Empress Hotel Craigdarroch Castle Sunset, Vancouver, British Columbia

COLONIAL CHARISMA

Take a scenic ferry ride to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. Get lost in the romance of its English-inspired traditions with a proper afternoon tea at the Empress hotel. Wander Butchart Gardens’ gorgeous topiaries and admire Craigdarroch Castle’s Victorian architecture. Victoria Public Market is an excellent dining and shopping spot.

Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia
Cuisine Dumplings Chinese Food, Vancouver, British Colombia

LOCAL CUISINE

Vancouver’s cultural diversity is the key ingredient to its unique culinary scene. Dozens of food trucks, street food stalls and farmers’ markets offer something for every taste. Farm-to-table dishes feature Fraser Valley duck and spot prawns. Enjoy an assortment of Asian cuisine, from Chinese dim sum to Japanese ramen. Then sip Okanagan Valley wine or Granville Island beer from Canada’s first micro-brewery.

Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia
Totem Pole, Vancouver, British Columbia

SHOPPING

Head to Robson Street for mainstream chain stores, or hit the quirky indie shops of Gastown, Main Street and Commercial Drive. Lonsdale Quay Market is home to 80 unique shops, while Granville Island’s art studios sell First Nations carvings and jewellery – plus its public market is known for gourmet goods.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 The Seabus runs every 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver and offers fantastic skyline views.
2 Canadians are known to offer a polite smile and “hello” when even greeting strangers.

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