Featured Attraction of the Week: Harbour Cruises (Free Tickets!)

photo: Harbour Cruises

Welcome to Inside Vancouver’s new “Featured Attraction” series. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different Vancouver attraction, and will be giving away free tickets to our readers. To be eligible you just need to post a comment.

The Carol Ships ‘Parade of Lights’ began over 50 years ago with just one boat decorated with Christmas lights in Coal Harbour. Harbour Cruises is proud to continue this tradition with their decorated vessels throughout the winter season.

The Parade is a flotilla of brightly coloured vessels, lit up on the outside and decorated in their Christmas best on the inside. This holiday tradition features a combination of decorated private and public vessels. This is the only time of year that vessels are allowed to display coloured exterior lighting.

Participating vessels meet at Canada Place around 7:00 p.m. before setting off in Parade formation on the night’s designated route. Routes include journeys into False Creek, past North and West Vancouver, into Deep Cove or up to Port Moody.

Perfect for family celebrations, office parties or other small group events, Harbour Cruises offers a great way to celebrate the festive season in beautiful Vancouver!

Carol Ship Dinner Cruises – A Unique Vancouver Tradition! Join Harbour Cruises this holiday season as the local waters of Vancouver come alive with light! Sing Christmas Carols or dance the night away on one of Harbour Cruises’ fabulous boats as part of the Carol Ships Parade of Lights Festival.

Vancouver’s Most Festive Carol Ships – Harbour Cruises offers the most extensive and festive selection of Carol Ship departures in Vancouver. They are proud to continue their tradition of providing live Christmas Carollers to lead you in all the Yuletide favourites. Song sheets are provided for you to sing along at your table. Feast on professionally catered holiday menus exclusively available to Harbour Cruises & Events. No matter which boat you are on, you’ll find it decorated from bow to stern with Christmas cheer.

Carol Ship Dinner Cruises 2011
Sunday through Thursday Evenings
December 4th to 8th, 11thto 15th & 18th to 22nd
*2.5 hour cruise with traditional Christmas dinner buffet and live carollers on board.*

Weekend Dinner & Dance Carol Ships Cruises 2011
Friday & Saturday Evenings
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 & 23
*4 hour cruise with traditional Christmas dinner buffet, live carollers and DJ for dancing.*

photo: Harbour Cruises

Contact Information:
Harbour Cruises Marina
501 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G2W9
p: 604.688.7246
w: www.boatcruises.com

Harbour Cruises is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, and is easily accessible by car or public transit. For more information on directions to Harbour Cruises Marina, please click here.

We are giving away Two (2) tickets for a Carol Ship Dinner Cruise for the 2011 holiday season. To be eligible, all you have to do is post a comment below. We’ll randomly select a winner on Friday and notify them by email

Updated December 9th: Congratulations to Ritchie who is the winner of two (2) tickets for a Carol Ship Dinner Cruise with Harbour Cruises!

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