Replacing the former Pier BC and built on the original CPR pilings, Canada Place (left) opens for Expo ’86, putting Vancouver on the map as a popular tourist destination. The building's five white sails, now an iconic part of the city skyline, were designed to represent this region's maritime history.
Deltaport container terminal opens at Roberts Bank to meet increased demand for Canadian trade through the west coast of Canada (right).
Canada Place is extended, making it able to accommodate three cruiseships comfortably, with room for a fourth.
After nearly one hundred and fifty years of existing separately, the Fraser River Port Authority, North Fraser Port Authority and Vancouver Port Authority combine to become the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA), now known as Port Metro Vancouver.
Port Metro Vancouver becomes the first port in Canada to implement shore power for cruise ships, beginning with the 2009 cruise season at Canada Place. Shore power is a highly effective way to reduce marine diesel air emissions by enabling ships to shut down their engines and connect to the electrical grid for necessary power while docked.
Global Container Terminals and Port Metro Vancouver, along with government officials, officially open the new $400 million third berth at Deltaport container terminal, bringing a 50 per cent increase in terminal capacity (left).