Centennial Pier

Find out more about the $5 million Centennial Pier plus two notable events:

  • The visit of the famed U.S. Navy submarine USS Greenhill in 1964

  • How the pier's 300-ton heavy lift crane was used to unload massive steel girders in 1970

Last revised - October 21, 2022

Johnson Wharf

Find out more about the $60,000 Johnson Wharf plus how the 6th Regiment, Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles traveled by steamship to Seattle to participate in the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific World Exposition in 1909.

Last revised - November 24, 2022

Canada Place

Find out more about Canada Place with its iconic five Teflon-coated fiberglass sails which is Vancouver’s premier cruise ship terminal plus the two Royal Visits to mark the start of construction in 1983 and the official opening of Canada Pavilion and Expo '86 in 1986.

Last revised - October 22, 2022

CPR Pier B-C

Find out more about the "Mission Revival" style CPR Pier B-C plus two notable events:

  • Its grand opening on Canada’s Diamond Jubilee of Confederation in 1927

  • The Greenhill Park Explosion of 1945

Last revised - September 13, 2022

CPR Pier A

Find out more about CPR Pier A which was Canadian Pacific Railway's (CPR) first finger pier in Vancouver plus two notable events:

  • The rapid speed at which raw silk bales were transported from Asia through Vancouver to New York City's Garment District from 1898 to 1935

  • The Komagata Maru incident of 1914

Last revised - September 6, 2022

The Evolution of Intercontinental Travel 

Have you ever wondered how people travelled between Canada's West Coast and Europe over the past century? 


This infographic illustrates options available for travel for the typical tourist between Vancouver and Rotterdam in 1937, 1967 and 2007.


You'll be surprised at the options available, distances travelled, duration, and cost.

Last revised - August 31, 2022