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Vancouver - Sights & the most beautiful photo spots (Canada)

The starting point of our 7-day Alaska cruise with Princess Cruises was Vancouver - in the very west of Canada. Here we landed at the airport around 10 a.m. and had a good 5 hours to explore the city before we had to check in on our cruise ship 🙂

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Interesting facts about the city of Vancouver

Vancouver has around 630,000 inhabitants and is located in the state of British Columbia on the west coast of Canada. More than 2.4 million people live in the greater metropolitan area and thus around half of all British Columbia's residents. The city was officially founded on April 6, 1886. The city is named after the British captain George Vancouver, who explored and measured the region at the end of the 18th century.

The city is protected from the rough Pacific by the offshore island of Vancouver Island. The port, north of Clark Drive, with its state-of-the-art container terminal is Canada's largest seaport and, after Los Angeles, the second largest seaport on the west coast of North America. It is also interesting that Vancouver is the third most important location for the North American film industry after Los Angeles and New York. Films like Deadpool, X-Men, Supernatural, Twilight or Fifty Shades of Gray were shot here, which is why the city is often referred to as "Hollywood North".

Vancouver is best known for its scenic oceanfront location with towering mountains in the background. The three local mountains Grouse Mountain (1,231 meters), Mount Seymour (1,449 meters) and Mount Strachan (1,454 meters) are located on the north bank of the Burrard Inlet directly opposite the city. According to the latest Mercer study, Vancouver ranks fifth among large cities worldwide when it comes to quality of life.

The great panorama of Vancouver

The sights of Vancouver

Even if Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada, in our opinion it doesn't have a lot to offer in terms of sights - at least as far as the city center is concerned. Somehow we expected it to be different. On the other hand, it came in handy as we only had a couple of hours to explore the city before we had to check-in on our cruise ship anyway. So we set out to Vancouver on your own to explore.

Canada Place - Vancouver's cruise port

Canada Place is located in the heart of Vancouver's downtown directly on the harbourfront and is a kind of multi-purpose facility. In addition to the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, it also houses the FlyOver Canada, a Convention Center, the Pan Pacific Hotel, the port authority and the World Trade Center.

The Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal is considered to be the most passenger-friendly cruise port in North America and is the starting point for cruises through Alaska's scenic Inside Passage and Glacier Bay National Park as it is the closest cruise port to Alaska. There are a variety of ships departing from Vancouver with different departure dates and itineraries. In addition to Princess Cruises, cruise lines that sail from Vancouver include Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International and many others.