There are very few major cruise ports that can compare with Vancouver, Stanley Park or the North Shore Mountains.
- Edward, West Vancouver, BC, Canada
Once you visit the Pacific North-West, you'll understand why so many people are flocking to this region every year. No other place combines the sophistication of city life with the splendour of the outdoors quite like this. From San Francisco's smart city scene, to outdoor adventures in Victoria, British Columbia, to the American history in Astoria, Oregon, you may just want to move here too. View Region MapFind cruises sailing to this destination
This hip city, which makes you feel hip just by being there, brings amazing outdoor attractions and vertiginous hills. Stand in awe of giant coastal redwoods in Muir Woods, some 75 m (250 feet) tall – or marvel at the Golden Gate Bridge, with its 'international orange' paint, meant to blend with its natural setting (great colour for a bridge, not so good for your living room walls!). Enjoy a savoury dim sum lunch or visit Fisherman's Wharf and Ghirardelli Square. And what better way to top off the day than going to prison. Hop on a boat out to Alcatraz, the legendary island prison in the middle of the bay.
Blessed with rugged mountains, tranquil islands and spectacular harbours, British Columbia is an exhilarating destination. From the elegance of high tea at Victoria's Fairmont Empress Hotel to the striking mix of skyscrapers and majestic nature in Vancouver, this astounding area truly offers something for everyone. Unless you don't like any of the above… which is highly unlikely.