With over 800,000 cruise ship passengers and $180 billion of trade passing through it each year, the Port of Metro Vancouver is Canada’s largest port.
Port of Metro Vancouver
The Port of Metro Vancouver facilities stretch across 350 km of Lower Mainland shoreline, from Roberts Bank in Tsawwassen, up the Fraser River, and into Burrard Inlet. It borders 16 municipalities and includes three railroads and over two dozen cargo terminals.
The Port of Metro Vancouver is also North America’s most diversified port, facilitating trade with more than 160 countries with some 140 million tonnes of cargo. It’s huge!
Vancouver Cruise Ships
Vancouver is a major cruise ship destination, with close to 250 sailings by over two dozen different passenger ships each year. Cruise ships dock primarily right downtown at Canada Place.
For more information on cruise ships in Vancouver, check out Cruise Ship Information on this website.
Canada Place, with its white-sail architecture, is owned and operated by the Port of Metro Vancouver, which is why the organization sponsors lots of community events, like the Canada Day celebrations at Canada Place in July, Waterfront Cinema on the facilities’ Promenade Deck throughout the summer, and Christmas at Canada Place activities in December.
For more information on this Vancouver landmark and iconic facility, click Canada Place.
For more information about the Port of Metro Vancouver, check out the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority website.