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The Daily News Published: Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The Nanaimo cruise ship dock will be christened on Friday. The grand opening follows nearly a decade of lobbying senior governments for funding, marketing to cruise ship lines and community consultation.

The facility took 10 months to build, on the northeast corner of the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf terminal, near the Gabriola Island ferry terminal. It has a 350-foot floating dock capable of berthing 1,050-foot vessels and a 13,775 square foot welcome centre that will have a Canadian Border Service Agency office. The port authority administration office will relocate there this summer.

Improved access, new roadways, parking and a pick-up and drop-off for coaches are also included in the design. The grand opening is Friday at 2 p.m.

© The Daily News (Nanaimo) 2011

Cruise ship terminal opening will be invitation-only

Daily News

Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011

The Nanaimo Port Authority plans to officially launch its new cruise ship terminal on Friday, but it will be an invitation-only event.

A public launch will be announced at a later date.

© The Daily News (Nanaimo) 2011

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