• Cruise ship industry contributes $3.2 billion to the Canadian economy in 2016

    Economic impact expected to continue growing as passenger visits rise again in 2017 Read more »
  • Seaspan Ferries celebrates double commissioning of new LNG-fuelled vessels

    Industry, friends and family welcome the Seaspan Swift and Seaspan Reliant to the West Coast... Read more »
  • Ports getting ready for a stellar year

    BC Shipping News finds high optimism, coupled with hard-working staff... Read more »

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Cruise ship industry contributes $3.2 billion to the Canadian economy in 2016
Cruise ships, together with their passengers and crew, make a significant annual contribution to the Canadian economy – and cruise industry spending is increasing at a healthy rate in all three of Canada’s major coastal cruise regions...
Ogden Point, Victoria
When the Star Princess arrives at the Ogden Point cruise ship terminal at noon today, she will kick off a cruise season in Victoria that will bring more than 550,000 visitors to the city. (Photo above: Soon to be a familiar sight for the season, Ogde...
Kyle Washington, B.C. Premier Christy Clark, and Jonathan Whitworth
Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) officially welcomed two new, state-of-the-art dual-fuelled/hybrid (liquefied natural gas, diesel and battery) vessels to its fleet today during a double commissioning ceremony held at SFC’s Tilbury Terminal. Th...
Charles H. Cates, circa 1920. (City of Vancouver archives reference number AM54-S4-: Port P741.)
The Cates family name is very well known in Vancouver. It is due largely to one enterprising brother that the famous Cates towing company came into being. Almost every member of the Cates family was involved in the local maritime industries, but it w...
Nanaimo's Cruise Terminal can accommodate vessels of any size (photo courtesy Nanaimo Port Authority)
Once again, Canada’s West Coast ports are gearing up for a busy cruise season which will see the return of favourites like the Disney Wonder, the Explorer of the Seas and the Crystal Serenity (which is going for a secon...