Oasis Cruise & Travel Stories

Vancouver, British Columbia

Pre or Post-Cruise Touring

BC Place, Vancouver, BCVancouver has a spectacular setting with majestic mountains, the ocean, and rainforests making for one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Here are just some of the things to do in Vancouver.

BC Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vancouver was the Olympic Host City for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The Olympic Games opened on Feb 12, 2010.


Stanley Park

Stanley Park is one of the city’s main tourist attractions. Stanley Park is 1000 acres of park close to the downtown core. Home of the Vancouver Aquarium, playgrounds, family friendly beaches, dozens of marked trails, and a 10.5 km seawall pathway providing some of the best sea to sky mountain views. Stanley Park is a must-see when you visit Vancouver.

Marina from Stanley Park
Stanley Park looking towards marina

The Vancouver Aquarium

Canada’s largest aquarium is located in Stanley Park. Over 70,000 animals including Beluga whales, Stellar Sea Lions, seals, dolphins and more!


Gastown is the historic area, which is rich in history and culture.


Granville Island Market is a popular spot for visitors. The public market offers fresh produce, meals, baked goods etc.

Robson Street is one of Vancouver’s most popular shopping and strolling areas.

Downtown has many stores including some high fashion, jewelry, shoes etc. Downtown also has malls and department stores. These areas are close to the cruise ship pier.

Grouse Mountain

Only minutes away from downtown Vancouver. In summer enjoy the skyride giving you great view of the city, Pacific Ocean and Gulf Islands. You can also enjoy hiking, ziplining or take a helicopter ride. In winter you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding here.

For more information of activities in Vancouver visit www.tourismvancouver.com

Day 1  Sail from Vancouver B.C.

Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

We arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia after a short flight with WestJet. We made our way down to Canada Place Pier. Our ship is the ms Volendam.

We explored the ship, found our cabin #2596 and had our first meal in the Rotterdam dining room. If every meal is as good as this, I'm never leaving!

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