Port fees

Various fees apply to different port uses. Fees at the Port of Vancouver are set by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority pursuant to Section 49 of the Canada Marine Act. As for all Canada Port Authorities, fees are to be fair and reasonable, designed to permit the port authority to operate on a self-sustaining basis.

Fee schedule

The following fee schedule is applicable to the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s jurisdiction:

Port of Vancouver fee document – effective January 1, 2018 [PDF]
– the fee document reflects the change in the February 14, 2018 Amendment Notice to section 2.4.4

Gateway Infrastructure Fee

We support the Gateway Infrastructure Program, which includes the development of seventeen infrastructure projects expected to increase efficiency and productivity in the supply chain. The Gateway Infrastructure Fee enables us to recover associated costs from users who will benefit. Details are outlined in the current fee schedule.

Terminal handling fees

For terminal handling fees, please refer to the website of the applicable terminal:


Fees are amended regularly to reflect changes in port use, in accordance with Section 49 of the Canada Marine Act. When a new fee is proposed, or revision to an existing fee for wharfage, berthage or harbour dues is proposed, no less than sixty days’ notice is given. Other fees or terms may be amended or revoked without prior notice.

February 14, 2018 – Notice: Proposed 2018 incentive rate increase [PDF]
October 31, 2017 – Draft: Proposed 2018 fee amendments [PDF]
October 27, 2017 – Notice: Proposed 2018 fee amendments [PDF]
July 1, 2017 – Port of Vancouver 2017 fee document: amended [PDF]
March 1, 2017 – Notice: Proposed project permit fee amendment [PDF]
January 1, 2017 – Port of Vancouver 2017 fee document [PDF]
October 28, 2016 – Notice: Proposed 2017 fee amendments [PDF]

October 28, 2016 – Draft: Port of Vancouver 2017 fee document [PDF]

January 1, 2016 – Port of Vancouver 2016 fee document [PDF]

October 30, 2015 – Draft: Port of Vancouver 2016 fee document [PDF]

January 1, 2015 – Port of Vancouver 2015 fee document [PDF]

October 31, 2014 – Letter: Proposed 2015 fee amendments [PDF]

October 31, 2014 – Advertisement: Proposed 2015 fee amendments [PDF]

January 1, 2014 – Port of Vancouver 2014 fee document [PDF]

May 9, 2014 – Letter: Proposed 2014 fee amendments [PDF]

May 9, 2014 – Advertisement: Proposed 2014 fee amendments [PDF]

April 1, 2014 – Notice: Passenger fee amendment [PDF]

November 1, 2013 – Letter: Proposed 2014 fee amendments [PDF]

November 1, 2013 – Advertisement: Proposed 2014 fee amendments [PDF]