Learn about the Port
Port Metro Vancouver offers free, interactive presentations to groups from a Grade 3 level through to post secondary and business groups. Our dynamic presentations are on the history, business, environment or future of the Port . We can also work to tailor a presentation to best suit the needs of your group.
For school groups, we concentrate on four main educational outcomes/types of presentations:
Community (General Overview)
Our early education programming focuses on the community of the Port, B.C. and Canada. We talk about the natural resources we export to countries around the world, the province they come from, and the use of the resources. We take students on a journey across Canada by truck and rail that ends at Port Metro Vancouver.
For intermediate classes we focus on the Port's environmental efforts. Students get to learn about the many species of sea life that live in our waters, and gather a greater understanding of what the Port does to ensure that we maintain a healthy eco-system.
These presentations are geared towards geography and history classes, interested in learning about how the Port and our bordering communities have changed since 1792, when the first European explored determined Vancouver to be an ideal trading region.
Trade (Business Overview)
For classes interested in learning about the Port's general trade, this presentation educates students on the cargo we export (natural resources) and import (automobiles, clothing, electronics etc.). the countries we trade with how importing and exporting together constitute trade.
Book a Presentation
To book a presentation in our Discovery Centre at Canada Place or request for our team to visit your classroom (both options are free), contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.665.9179 or complete our booking form.
Education & Presentations
Interested in learning more about the Fraser River or our maritime history?
Book a presentation with the Fraser River Discovery Centre, an interpretive centre connecting communities in discovery and celebration of the past, present and future of the living, working Fraser River.
Discover the rich maritime history and traditions of the Pacific Coast by visiting the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Step back in time to board Canada’s famous RCMP St Roch and explore the Children’s Maritime Discovery Centre, family activities, and the boats in Heritage Harbour.