Our port operates 24 hours a day to support Canada’s trade objectives. Port operations result in increased rail and truck activity, noise and other nuisances that affect community well-being. There are also ongoing projects and/or proposed infrastructure development in and around these communities. We must work to balance trade objectives with the interests of our neighbours to enable continued growth and fulfillment of our mandate for Canadians. Learn about more about our neighbouring communities.
The lands and waters Port Metro Vancouver manages border 16 different municipalities and intersect the asserted and established traditional territories and treaty lands of several Coast Salish First Nations. Learn more about Aboriginal relations and Port Metro Vancouver.
As we grow, so does our ability to support our neighbouring communities. Through our dynamic and broad-ranging community investment program, we dedicate up to one per cent of our net income to initiatives that matter to local communities. Our investments support three key pillars: community enrichment, education and training and environmental leadership. Learn more about our community investment program.
Port City Photos contest launches – your chance to win a harbour cruise!
We live, work and play in one of the world’s most livable and beautiful cities, with Canada’s largest port providing a dynamic backdrop. The port plays an important role in our everyday lives. Just think about the items that cross your path – the spices for your family recipes, the imported car that takes you on adventures, or our world-renowned seafood and summer fruit.
But what does port city living mean to you? It’s different for everyone and we’d like you to show us using the hashtag #MyPortCity on Instagram by August 7, 2015. You and seven friends could win an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the port with our harbour patrol crew on a working port authority vessel.
#MyPortCity photos can tell a story, provide a unique view of the port, or represent your pride of living in such a breathtaking port city. Learn more, including contest details.
Community liaison committees
We have three community liaison committees that bring together diverse community stakeholders to facilitate discussions about port-related impacts. The goal of the committees is to work collaboratively to find potential solutions that meet our mandate to facilitate Canada’s trade while protecting the environment and considering community interests. Learn more about our community liaison committees.
Community office in Delta
We opened a community office in Delta to provide local residents and business groups with the opportunity to meet and talk with us in person. This new office, located in Ladner, is intended to support our long-term plan to engage the community regarding port operations and future initiatives, including the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project.
We engage local governments on an ongoing basis to strengthen communications, build productive working relationships and find opportunities for collaboration. Our executive team, together with our municipal engagement team, engage staff and elected officials through working groups, liaison committees, formal consultation programs, information sessions and presentations to councils.
Our school program is specifically designed to support grade four to six students’ prescribed learning outcomes, as outlined by the British Columbia Ministry of Education. Students learn about Canada’s largest and most diversified port through activities that encourage learning through doing, touching, watching, hearing and reading, reflection and inquiry, thinking critically and creatively, and communicating individually and in groups through actions, words and pictures. Learn more about our school program.
Canada Place is an iconic landmark and venue for world-class events and inspirationally Canadian experiences, located in the heart of Vancouver’s waterfront. Canada Place is owned and operated by Port Metro Vancouver. Learn more about Canada Place.
We invite feedback to help us identify opportunities for improvement. Our Community Feedback program helps us track and respond to community concerns.
Safety and security
Port operations must be safe and secure to enable international trade, to protect our reputation as a safe, efficient and reliable place to do business, and to ensure the safety and well-being of port users and neighbouring communities. Learn more about our safety and security at Port Metro Vancouver.