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Vancouver is one of the most beautiful ports in the world. The north shore mountains form a scenic backdrop to the harbour. From your ship you will see float planes and helicopters taking off and landing, container ships and bulkers coming and going and the SeaBus crossing between downtown and North Vancouver regularly, all against the backdrop of the magnificent north shore mountains. Sailing out past North Vancouver and Stanley Park, under Lions Gate Bridge, past West Vancouver and Howe Sound is a spectacular beginning to your Alaska cruise. On very clear days you can see magnificent Mount Baker in Washington State, to the East, with its many glaciers.

These photos will help you experience a Vancouver sailout. They feature cruise ships sailing from here since 1995. A second cruise terminal at Ballantyne Pier was used for many cruise seasons so sailings from Ballantyne are included on this page.

Photos are Susan Milne, 1999-2015.

The distinctive Carnival funnel;
Jubilee docked at Canada Place

Coral Princess' funnel

Regal Princess at the East side of Canada Place

Island Princess at the West side of Canada Place

Preparing to sail - life boat drill aboard Infinity

Sailing away from Canada Place - before the extension

Mercury and Galaxy off to Alaska

Coral Princess underway

Coral Princess and North Vancouver

Ryndam sailout from the Lookout

Serenade at Ballantyne Pier, east of Canada Place

Serenade sails from Ballantyne Pier

Passengers enjoy sailout

Sailing past North Van


Canada Place and Vancouver in the distance

Rhapsody of the Seas from
Brockton Point Light House, Stanley Park

Westerdam and Brockton Point Lighthouse

Mercury from Brockton Point

Approaching Lions Gate Bridge

View from Regal Princess balcony

Statendam approaches the bridge

Norwegian Wind approaches Lions Gate Bridge

Norwegian Wind Sails under Lions Gate Bridge
The Lions' Gate is also Gateway to Alaska

Sun Princess sails under Lions Gate Bridge.

Ryndam at Lions Gate Bridge from the Lookout.

On deck while sailing under
Lions Gate Bridge

Serenade of the Seas sails under the Bridge

Volendam sails under the Lions Gate

Volendam from below Prospect Point

Island Princess arrives in Vancouver in the early morning. Photo courtesy CLIA.

Prospect Point is in Stanley Park,
right beside Lions Gate Bridge

Grouse Mountain

Sailing past Howe Sound

From here on, spectacular scenery ...... north to Alaska.