Parking at the Vancouver Cruise Terminal
Vinci Park offers Vancouver cruise parking facility that has over 750 stalls. The facility caters to all your parking needs whether it is short term parking or for long term. Most parking facilities charge $10 per night so for a week's parking you will most likely pay a minimum of $70.
For long term parking, Vinci Park operates the two-level parkade at Canada Place. For reservations, you can book online http://www.vinciparkcanadaplace.ca/index.html
Vancouver Cruise Terminal Overview
Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, boasting of a mild climate all year round and Vancouver Cruise Terminal is an outstanding departure point for a cruise from Vancouver. It has in the past been named the number one cruise port in North America by Berlitz. Spending one or two nights in a city ranked one of the best places to live on the planet is a great opportunity.
There are many cruise lines that operate out of the Vancouver Cruise Terminal. They include Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Holland America Line, Noble Caledonia, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Phoenix Riesen, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and Silversea Cruises.
There are numerous alternative transportation options available at the Vancouver cruise port. If you are planning to rent a car, there are many car rentals in downtown Vancouver. You can choose to take a taxi or a limousine. There is also a bus service that costs between $1.50 and $2.50 connecting the lower area and mainland by Translink. Hop on/off service is offered by a company called Vancouver Trolley. The trolley makes a total of 23 stops at all major attractions in the city. You can purchase tickets from tour guides.
Most hotels in the city also offer their guests car rental services. There are many hotels in Vancouver where cruisers can stay . Some of the hotels that are within walking distance from the Vancouver Cruise Terminal include the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside, Delta Vancouver Suites and Hyatt Regency Vancouver, all of which are between 1 and 5 blocks away from the Vancouver Cruise Terminal.
Vancouver has a large immigrant population and therefore offers an exciting mix of cultural dishes.
For inexpensive breakfast food, try the Eighties Restaurant which has favorites like eggs Benedict, pan-fried potatoes, bacon, pancakes, etc. Lunch and dinner are served as well.
If you want a thrill with your lunch, check out the Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant, a revolving location which makes a full revolution every 60 minutes.
For Chinese (and it's worth having as the city has a large Chinese population), see Hon's Wun-Tun House, a cafeteria style restaurant with an open kitchen.
Attractions & Entertainment
The Capilano Suspension Bridge and the Vancouver Aquarium are two of the many tourist attractions that are located nearby the Vancouver Cruise Terminal. Your cruise to Vancouver will be well worth it thanks to all of the attractions and the wonderful atmosphere.
Vancouver has a vibrant nightlife and serves up locations to suit different tastes. For some relaxation try Storm Crow Tavern, The Alibi Room or Steamworks Brewing Company.
Robson Street, five blocks south of Canada Place, has many chic boutiques and cool restaurants. It's also known as the Rodeo Drive of the North.
A shopping mall even closer to the Vancouver Cruise Terminal is the Pacific Centre, which spans a couple city blocks.