• Arctic Canada

    The Arctic cruise region includes the Eastern and Western Arctic and Hudson’s Bay.  Over the last few years, the arctic region has moved into a mature cruise market with increased numbers of vessels, more demanding routes and more regular and predictable patterns of cruise activities. 

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  • Atlantic Canada

    Atlantic Canada is made up of four provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador. Although considerably smaller than the Alaska / Pacific Coast, Atlantic Canada, as the second largest Canadian cruise market, has nevertheless experienced a strong rate of annual positive growth. 

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  • Great Lakes

    The Great Lakes are an attractive cruise destination for small to mid-sized cruise ships, averaging 300 passengers, so expedition / soft adventure cruise brands dominate this region.

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  • Pacific Coast & Alaska

    Passenger vessels have been cruising along British Columbia’s coast for over 100 years, with the first one servicing Prince Rupert in 1909. Today, BC is Canada’s largest cruise region, accounting for over 50% of all Canadian cruise traffic, with Vancouver and Victoria being the first and second largest cruise ports in Canada. 

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  • Saint Lawrence

    The Saint Lawrence cruise region is an emerging cruise market with the Province of Québec investing a significant amount of money for infrastructure and development.

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Overview of the Cruise Ship Industry in Canada.