Join the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to celebrate World Maritime Day at Canada Place

September 21, 2023

Free family-friendly event recognizes local maritime culture with musical performances, exhibitor booths, and more.

Vancouver, B.C.: Join the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority on September 24 to celebrate the 5th annual World Maritime Day at the Port of Vancouver! This family-friendly event celebrates the local maritime community and will feature exhibitor’s booths and displays, live musical performances with maritime flair, and activities for people of all ages. This year, the headlining act is Myc Sharratt. Myc has graced stages across North America and Europe for two decades and is a seven-time Vancouver Island music award nominee. Sharratt has also created an online music festival “Live is but a Stream” with over 40 artists raising money for local food banks. He has been featured on CBC as part of the indigenous music festival Indigifest. 

The United Nations created the World Maritime Day in 1978 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Celebrations are held internationally to recognize the international maritime industry’s contribution to shipping safety, maritime security, and to the conservation of our marine environment. This year’s theme is MARPOL at 50 – Our commitment goes on: where ports around the world are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships – known as MARPOL (short for marine pollution). 

Event details:

  • Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023  
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
  • Location: Canada Place at the Port of Vancouver, 999 Canada Place 

Performance Schedule:

  • 11:00 a.m. Exhibitor booths and activities open 
  • 11:30 a.m. Traditional Indigenous welcome 
  • 12:05 p.m. Zynth & Co. 
  • 1:00 p.m. Chris Ho 
  • 2:00 p.m. The Matinee 
  • 3:00 p.m. Ché Aimee Dorval 
  • 4:00 p.m. Headliner, Myc Sharratt 


World Maritime Day at the Port of Vancouver is brought to you by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority with support from Global BC, Rock 101, 980 CKNW, CFOX, The Province, Vancouver Sun and Miss 604. 


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