Port Metro Vancouver’s operations and jurisdiction are based in the Lower Mainland. The port borders 16 municipalities and one treaty First Nation, as well as intersects the traditional territories of several other First Nations.
We support local communities across Canada by facilitating trade. Export goods include natural resources from B.C. and the Western Prairie Provinces, such as grain, potash, coal, and lumber destined for international markets. Import goods include electronics, clothing, furniture, specialty food products, business parts and supplies, and manufacturing components. The port is a major economic engine for the Lower Mainland, B.C. and Canada. Pursuant to the Canada Marine Act, our mandate is to further Canada’s trade objectives in a sustainable way and with regard for local communities.
We are committed to engaging with the community in order to understand and integrate local interests as we continue to operate and grow Canada’s largest port.