Port Forward

Envisioning possible futures for the Greater Vancouver gateway

In 2022, we launched the Port Forward scenario planning process: a collaborative initiative for envisioning possible futures of the Greater Vancouver gateway. This process brought together a diverse group of senior leaders and key stakeholders from across the gateway to explore questions about our shared future and consider both the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Together, we identified four plausible scenarios for the future of the gateway, which you can read about below. More information about each scenario, our approach to scenario planning, and the groups that participated in the Port Forward Process can be found in the final scenarios report.


Four plausible scenarios for the future of the gateway

The Port Forward process tapped into the unique input, insights, and experiences of participants to create the following four distinct stories about what could happen in the future: