Get ready to say goodbye to long lines at Canada Place.
If you’re embarking on an cruise to Alaska this year from Port Metro Vancouver’s Canada Place Cruise Terminal, you’ll notice some exciting new changes that have been made in order to make clearing U.S. Customs & Border Protection easier than ever before.

A total of 10 YVR-developed BorderXpress Automated Passport Control Kiosks have been added to Vancouver’s Canada Place Cruise terminal in time for the busy 2015 cruise season. Photo courtesy of Port Metro Vancouver.

YVR's BorderXpress kiosks installed at Canada Place can be used by Canadian and U.S. passport holders, as well as U.S. Permanent Residents. On-screen languages include English, French and Spanish. Photo courtesy of Port Metro Vancouver.

YVR’s BorderXpress kiosks installed at Canada Place can be used by Canadian and U.S. passport holders, as well as U.S. Permanent Residents. On-screen languages include English, French and Spanish. Photo courtesy of Port Metro Vancouver.

A total of 10 new YVR BorderXpress Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks were recently installed in the U.S. Customs staging area of Canada Place, just in time for the launch of the 2015 Alaska cruise season from Vancouver. This translates into fewer lines and shorter wait times thanks to the BorderXpress kiosks, which can process passengers up to four times faster than through traditional clearance methods.
“With this launch, Port Metro Vancouver’s cruise terminal has become the first worldwide to utilize automated passport control technology for U.S. bound passengers,” said Peter Xotta, Vice President of Planning and Operations with Port Metro Vancouver. “These kiosks will further enhance the cruise passenger experience at Canada Place.”

Watch plane traffic at YVR's Transborder (US) terminal come and go from the JetSide Bar. Photo © 2013 Aaron Saunders

YVR’s Transborder (US) terminal, seen on a sunny summer day. YVR’s BorderXpress technology was originally designed to alleviate congestion and improve immigration wait times for travellers headed through U.S. Customs pre-clearance at YVR. Phot

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