Vancouver will experience high volume cruise ship days over the next two weekends, and in an effort to accommodate the high number of passengers, Port Metro Vancouver and Cerescorp Company have worked with the Cruise Lines, the City of Vancouver, Tourism Vancouver, Vancouver taxi companies, Hop-on Hop-off Providers and other transportation service providers, to ensure there is an effective and efficient Ground Transportation Plan in place to minimize the impact on traffic flows.

Due to the high volume of vehicle traffic expected on these days, the Bus Operators & the Hop-on Hop-Off Tours will relocate to Cordova Street between Howe Street and Burrard Street, in order to provide additional space for cruise passenger pick up & drop off. 

The 2016 September high volume cruise ship days:

Peak High Volume Days

Estimated passengers per day

Cruise Ships

September 18, 2016

14,348 passengers

Celebrity Infinity, Crown Princess, Noordam

September 25, 2016

11,068 passengers

Celebrity Infinity, Zaandam, Noordam

September 26, 2016

11,552 passengers

Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Pearl, Amsterdam


This relocation would take place between the hours of 7:00am – 6:00 pm on the above listed days. In addition, temporary signage will be in place to facilitate the re-location of these services. Please advise your staff accordingly. 

Attached is a map which details the traffic management plan for that day.  Please note that local access to hotels, parkades (999, 1038 & 1055 Canada Place and 200 Burrard St) and the cruise ship terminal will remain open.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding operations on the high volume cruise ship days at Canada Place, please contact the Ceres on-duty cruise coordinator at 604-482-8508.