Canada Place is home to the corporate offices of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, which is responsible for the stewardship of federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Port of Vancouver is the third largest port in North America in terms of total tonnage moved in and out of the port. Home to 27 major marine cargo terminals, three Class 1 railroads, and a full range of facilities and services to the international shipping community.
As the most diversified port in North America, the port operates across five business sectors: automobiles, breakbulk, bulk, container and cruise. The port facilitates trade with more than 160 world economies, and handled 140 million tonnes of cargo in 2014 valued at $187 billion. Almost 95 per cent of the port’s total volume serves Canadian import and export markets.
The port is home to many different enterprises including cargo and cruise terminals, industries requiring tidewater access, shipyards, tugboats, railways, trucks, shipping agents, freight forwarders, suppliers, builders, and administrative agencies.
The Port of Vancouver’s deep-sea terminals provide Super Post-Panamax capacity and extensive on-dock rail facilities with virtually no draft restrictions. Its freshwater facilities offer integrated services for the automobile and coastal forest industries, and for short-sea shipping. The Port of Vancouver’s Canada Place cruise terminal serves as homeport for the Vancouver-Alaska cruise industry.
Visit the Port of Vancouver’s website for more information.