Cruising into Vancouver? Dock and Dash to these Fun Attractions

When docking at Vancouver’s Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, you'll find yourself right in the heart of the city's downtown core. Getting around is easy and attractions are within arm’s reach so no matter how much time you have here, you can fit some sightseeing in. Most of these attractions are within walking distance, otherwise there are buses and cabs readily available.

The first stop right outside your cruise ship is FlyOver Canada, the country’s only 4D flight simulation. Take in the sights, smells and sounds of Canada as you enjoy a virtual journey across Canada – it's breathtaking!

Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood, Gastown, is  a short walk away from the ship and there you will enjoy the cobbled streets, charming architecture, art galleries, cafes and trendy restaurants. The Steam Clock and statue of Gassy Jack are two popular monuments for a great photo opportunity.

The Seawall is one of the city's most iconic attractions and a great way to stretch those legs. Walk, bike or run along this beautiful paved path along the ocean's edge – the views are spectacular! Not to mention, it's literally right outside the ship.

The Seawall stretches around Stanley Park and it’s there that you can check out the Vancouver Aquarium, beaches, gardens and a horse-drawn carriage ride. Larger than New York City's Central Park, Stanley Park is chock-full of things to do and see.


English Bay Beach


This popular West End beach is a favorite of swimmers and sunbathers. Located right at the end of Davie and Denman streets, English Bay Beach is easily accessible by bus, foot and Seawall. Driving may prove to be slightly challenging on busy...  Read More



Escape rooms seem to be popping up all over the place, but there are a number of things that sets SmartyPantz apart from the rest. To start, SmartyPantz is located in three of Gastown's historic buildings that were built between 1892 to 1915;...  Read More



Look out! The Vancouver Lookout Harbour Centre Tower provides a stunning 360-degree view of the city and is equally impressive during the day and at night. Opened on August 13, 1977 by Neil Armstrong, who left behind his footprint in the...  Read More

Vancouver Art Gallery


The Vancouver Art Gallery is the fifth largest art gallery in all of Canada. The VAG has rotating exhibitions, along with its permanent collection that boasts over 9,100 items. Art junkies will be impressed by the 200 major works by the Group of...  Read More

Vancouver Police Museum


Dive into the underbelly of Vancouver's crime history at the Vancouver Police Museum, Canada's only museum of its kind. While at the museum you can learn about previous policing methods and check out the equipment and vehicles they used to use....  Read More

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden


Constructed in an authentic Ming Dynasty-style, the garden is renowned as being the first of its type built since the late 15th century. Traditional materials from Suzhou, the Garden City of the People's Republic, were used in the construction....  Read More



Stretching 5.5-miles (8.8km) around Stanley Park, this lovely jaunt is perfect on a sunny day to bike, walk, run and blade around. Going around the Seawall is best enjoyed with a few stops here and there, and fortunately for you, there are...  Read More



Located in Stanley Park, this aquarium features the climate and habitats of animals, birds and vegetation from around the world. The Amazon Gallery includes sleepy Sloths, tropical birds, piranhas, and jungle plants. The enormous pools feature...  Read More

Stanley Park
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Located in downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park offers a green oasis to city dwellers that stretches over 1,000 acres of land. Lord Stanley of Preston opened the park in 1888; at the time it was a haven for gathering various material and food....  Read More



Get your boarding pass, take your seat and prepare for a cross-country odyssey that will leave you wanderlust and ready for more! FlyOver Canada is Vancouver's only 4D attraction and the only one of its kind in Canada. Enjoy the smells, sights...  Read More


Meet Natasha John

Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in...  More About Natasha