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Media Advisory: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority hosts event to celebrate 25 millionth cruise passenger at the Port of Vancouver

May 18, 2018

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is hosting a celebration to welcome the 25 millionth cruise passenger through the Port of Vancouver! The event will feature the presentation of a special gift to the lucky cruise passenger to commemorate the milestone occasion, and will include remarks by the port authority, Tourism Vancouver, and Holland America Line.

Date:           Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Time:           10:00 a.m. PST

Location:      Canada Place front plaza

999 Canada Place, Vancouver B.C.

Notes for media:

  • Please note that parking is available in the parkade at Canada Place.
  • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and Holland America Line will be available to speak with media following event.

As a top global destination, Vancouver continues to attract a wide spectrum of cruise lines and passengers from around the world. This year, 32 different vessels from 14 cruise lines on 241 calls will be visiting Canada Place cruise terminal at the Port of Vancouver ranging from luxury expedition style ships to some of the largest vessels in the Alaska cruise market.

The Vancouver cruise industry stimulates nearly three million dollars to the local economy for each cruise ship that visits Canada Place and $1.6 billion in total economic impact.

How to get here:

By car: Park in the north end of the west parking lot at the foot of Howe at Canada Place. Use glass elevators to go to ground level. Proceed onto the promenade and continue to the front plaza of Canada Place.

By Transit: Arrive by transit and proceed to the front plaza of Canada Place (east convention centre).

About the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority:

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of the federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. It is financially self-sufficient and accountable to the federal minister of transport and operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act. Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest cruise port and has been the homeport to the Vancouver-Alaska cruises for more than 30 years. The Vancouver cruise industry stimulates on average nearly $3 million in direct economic activity for each vessel that visits Canada Place, generates nearly 7,000 jobs across Canada, $300 million in wages, and contributes $840 million to national GDP. The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest, and the third largest in North America by tonnes of cargo, facilitating trade between Canada and more than 170 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast, the port authority and port terminals and tenants are responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Enabling the trade of approximately $200 billion in goods, port activities sustain 115,300 jobs, $7 billion in wages, and $11.9 billion in GDP across Canada.

Media contact:
Danielle Jang
Media Relations Advisor
604.340.8617
[email protected]

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