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Transportation & Parking



Short-Term Parking Facilities

The cruise terminal at Canada Place has short-term parking available for picking up and dropping off cruise passengers.

For private cars picking up passengers from the Canada Place cruise terminal, the following information clarifies where to go, which is different from where private cars drop off embarking passengers:

  1. Enter Canada Place ramp and speak with a Port Metro Vancouver Traffic Attendant.
  2. Receive parking instructions from the Traffic Attendant.
  3. Proceed down to the parkade.
  4. Take ticket from parkade dispenser. If pick up is completed within 15 minutes, parking is free. 
  5. Drive and park on either P1 or P2.
  6. To access terminal, locate 1 of the 2 red elevators - in centre or west side and go to CS level.
  7. Find your passengers in the Public Greeting area of the Main Lobby of the Cruise Ship Terminal.

Canada Place facility map


Long-Term Parking Facilities

Vinci Park operates the two-level parkade at Canada Place and offers both short- and long-term parking for regular and overheight vehicles. Vinci Park (Canada Place), phone: 1.866.856.8080 or fax: 604.684.2254. See Vinci Park to book your reservation online.

Please note: CruisePark is no longer offering long-term parking for the cruise season. Please contact Vinci Park to book your reservation online.


Air Transportation

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR), services more than 20 major international and regional air carriers. The city centre is approximately 30 minutes from the airport. Shuttles, taxis and limousines are readily available to transport passengers to the cruise ship terminal. See YVR to learn more.

Ground Transportation

Advanced transportation reservations are recommended when traveling from our cruise terminal to your final destination, in order to avoid potential delays on peak demand days. The Canada Place cruise terminal is serviced by regular shuttles and buses to major destinations, as well as city taxis, car rental companies, limousines and public transit.

Shuttle & Tours

Visit our ground transportation desk conveniently located inside the Canada Place cruise terminal, operated by WESTCOAST Sightseeing. Here you may purchase transfers to downtown hotels, to the Vancouver International Airport, or any airport hotels, as well as private transfers or sightseeing tours. Regular bus service from Vancouver to Seattle's SeaTac airport and to Victoria is also available.

WESTCOAST Sightseeing also offers daily sightseeing tours in and around Vancouver, to Victoria and Whistler, as well as Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing throughout downtown Vancouver, picking up right at Canada Place. Visit to view a full list of sightseeing options.

For more information call their reservations centre at (877) 451-1777 or email  

Car Rentals

Rental car kiosks are available and include: Alamo, Avis and National. Passengers need to pre-arrange pick-up or drop-off with the rental company in advance.

Public Transport

Canada Place terminal is conveniently located in the heart of downtown, right by Waterfront station which is serviced by buses, the SeaBus (to North Vancouver), the West Coast Express commuter train and the SkyTrain. The Canada Line, SkyTrain's newest line, provides rapid transit directly to Vancouver International Airport.

For public transit schedules and route planning, see TransLink to learn more.


A limited number of limousines are available on-site. Please make arrangements directly with limousine companies for confirmed pick-up and drop-off. Contact a Traffic Attendant at Canada Place for further assistance.

Taxi Service

All taxi vehicles serving the Canada Place cruise ship terminal are six years old or newer, most of them hybrid, and drivers have completed comprehensive training courses in safe driving, customer service and assisting persons with special needs.

Our terminal signage reflects the following rates: taxis charge a metered rate based on time and distance travelled, the approximate fare to/from the airport is approximately $30-$35 and (inclusive of all taxes) under normal conditions. Fares from Canada Place to downtown hotels can range from $11-$13. A complete list of rates follows:

From Canada Place Terminal 

  • To Vancouver International Airport (YVR) - $30-$35
  • To Downtown Hotels - $11-$13
  • To Stanley Park/Vancouver Aquarium - $13-$15
  • To Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal - $65-$70
  • To Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal  - $40-$45
  • To Bus Depot - $13

The following cab companies service the city of Vancouver and the cruise ship terminals:

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