Terminal One is the original Port of Vancouver terminal utilized when the Port Authority was created back in 1912. The dock and warehouse operation dates to the 19th century.
Today Terminal One is the least utilized of the five Port of Vancouver terminals and the only one open to the public. Back in 1960 the Port of Vancouver decided to create public access by granting a lease for a Hotel / Restaurant operation that became known as the Inn at the Quay. It was operated by Red Lion hotels as recently as 2015. The Hotel complex has been mostly razed to make way for new development forthcoming.
The Port will need to rebuild the more than 100-year-old dock that the current Warehouse 23 restaurant sits on. The Port of Vancouver USA presented a master plan to the City of Vancouver which was approved in the summer of 2017.
The ultimate goal is to have a vibrant addition to the larger Waterfront development to the west. This $500 million plan includes an AC Marriot hotel which should break ground soon, and ultimately a public market in the vein of Seattle’s Pike Place. A video presentation of the concept is below.