Cruise to Meinhardt when you Disembark

25, July 2022 02:16 AM
Vancouver is a prime destination for tourists. When you consider it’s been ranked as one of the best, most beautiful cities in the world, it’s not a surprise. And when you consider that Vancouver is a port city, you know how a lot of people get here … cruises.

According to Port Vancouver, since it’s on the way to Alaska, it’s a common stop on the West Coast, and many travellers like you extend their stays here.  

 Vancouver is a popular city to embark from on a cruise. Its proximity to beautiful places like Alaska, the California coast, or routes across the Pacific to Hawaii, Panama, or elsewhere in Asia, Australia or New Zealand makes it the perfect place to start an unforgettable voyage. That’s why, according to (link), over a million tourists came and go on cruise ships every year.

Even if Vancouver isn’t your start zone or final destination, it’s a popular stop on cruises for a reason. There’s a lot to see and do. Here are some of our favourites.

Nature stops

Vancouver is so well-known for its natural beauty that you’ll discover why the locals spend their free time exploring the outdoors. Book a tour on the Sea to Sky Highway to take in the Pacific Northwest’s stunning vistas. Love hiking? Climb Grouse Grind and traverse through Vancouver’s temperate rainforest.

Love the sea? Vancouver is a hot spot for whale watching. Book a tour and see a variety of stunning species, from orcas to humpbacks.

Stanley Park

If you love nature, but aren’t up for rugged outdoor adventures, there are quieter places to enjoy Vancouver’s natural beauty. If you want to stroll through the park, you’ve come to the right place. Not only does Stanley Park boast Vancouver’s beautiful waterfronts and water activities like kayaking, but they also have the famous Vancouver Aquarium. See penguins, belugas, and more while you visit!

Gastown and Chinatown

If you’re more into city life, peruse Gastown. Once Vancouver’s main downtown hub, Gastown now boasts unique, vibrant attractions, shops, and indie art galleries. With traditional architecture, a bustling creative and tech scene, you’ll enjoy a slice of life unlike any other.  

Right on the edge of Gastown is Chinatown, one of the world’s oldest Chinese-settled neighbourhoods in the West. Here, you’ll find trinkets, tons of souvenirs, and an unrivalled Chinese garden, the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Garden. Featuring exquisite and Zen-inspired, traditional construction, you’ll feel like you’re strolling through China.  

If you’re here in the summer, be sure to check out vendors in Richmond Night Market for international treats and eats. If you get inspired by some food, stop by Meinhardt for sights, souvenirs, and more!

What’s in store at Meinhardt?

Meinhardt Fine Foods is located in Downtown Vancouver at Pacific Centre, right in the hub of bustling tourist destinations. Meinhardt offers the best of local eats and global treats you won’t find anywhere else and is a perfect stop for food lovers to enjoy some brunch, grab a snack, or pick up a souvenir for your loved ones back home.

On your way to explore Vancouver, Meinhardt dishes out a variety of local, authentic lunch options including in-house made sandwiches, salads, soups, and a hot bar with Indian food and fresh daily specials.

After you’re done brunching, why not pick up some snacks to take on the boat? Locally-made trail mix is great to bring along if you’re traversing Grouse Peak or kayaking in False Creek or Jericho Beach. Going back to your cruise ship? Take some Vancouver snacks with you for the trip so you can taste the best of Northwest Canada as you sail to Alaska, Hawaii, or wherever your trip takes you.

And who can forget gifts? Our Canadian gift sets are perfect to pick up the best goodies Vancouver has to offer. You can pick a small or large gift set; each comes with a Pefferlaw Amber Maple Syrup and Rogers Ice Wine Truffle Bar. The small carries these in 50 mL and 75g size, and includes Vancouver’s favourite beverage: coffee. Your loved ones will enjoy a 300g bag of freshly-roasted We Heart Van coffee. Our large contains tasty Vancouver eats like Sea Change Maple Glazed Smoked Salmon and Shady Maple Waffles. The large also comes with a 100mL Pefferlaw Amber Maple Syrup and a 75g Rogers Ice Wine truffle bar.

When you pull into Vancouver, remember to stop by Meinhardt and bring Vancouver home with you! Come on in, stop and eat, and pick out some snacks and gifts on your way out! Your loved ones will love them.

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