1.5 million people are expected to descend on Canada Place this weekend

Jun 29 2017, 9:48 pm

A record number of people are set to descend on Canada Place this weekend with more than 1.5 million expected during the Canada Day festivities.

Alongside locals looking to celebrate our nation’s birthday, an influx of cruise passengers are also expected over the weekend.

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“The weekend will see a high volume of cruise passengers at the Canada Place cruise terminal at the Port of Vancouver,” the Port of Vancouver said in a release.

“Three cruise ships will be in port between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day of the three-day weekend, so a large number of embarking and disembarking cruise passengers is expected at Canada Place. As a result, higher than normal traffic volumes are anticipated in the downtown core, along with increased demand for taxis and public transportation.”

Additional port authority staff alongside Vancouver Police Department members will be on hand to manage the crowds.