Canada Place is the visual centerpiece of downtown Vancouver. Its' location on the waterfront, the dramatic architecture of the various components, walking proximity to all of downtown, the views from the promenade along the perimeter all combine to make it a must see. For it to be home to the cruise ships as well is a treat to those who wish to view these vessels up close. These images provide a sense of the relationship between Canada Place and the City of Vancouver.
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Ballantyne Pier was the primary cruise ship terminal prior to the construction of Canada Place. It is now the secondary cruise ship terminal used mainly for vessels that need to stay more than one day or for the ones that on any given day cannot be accomodated at Canada Place. During the course of the year Ballantyne Pier also serves freighters as required.