Cruise: deferral of cruise season to February 28, 2022

February 4, 2021

The safety of local communities and all travellers who visit Vancouver and the rest of British Columbia remains our top priority. We will continue to support the direction of Transport Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada regarding the recent announcement of the extension of the current cruise restrictions while working together with other Canadian cruise ports through the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA) to develop consistent national safety protocols for the resumption of cruising across Canada as soon as conditions allow.

The Vancouver cruise industry is a key contributor to the local economy, stimulating $3.17 million in direct economic activity for each ship that calls at Canada Place, and $2.2 billion of total economic impact. The cruise industry is critical to the economic recovery of our region. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is working with our destination partners, Tourism Vancouver, Destination British Columbia, the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, the Hotel Association of Vancouver, and the Vancouver Airport Authority to develop a framework for a future, phased restart of the Vancouver to Alaska Cruise.

We remain committed to working with all levels of government, local communities and industry partners to restore confidence for cruise travel. When the time is right, we look forward to welcoming cruise travellers from within British Columbia, Canada and around the world.