Mission, vision and values

As a Canada Port Authority governed by the Canada Marine Act, our mandate is to responsibly facilitate Canada’s trade through the Port of Vancouver, the country’s largest port. We are accountable to the federal minister of transport, and we work for the benefit of all Canadians.

Our mission

Our mission is to enable Canada’s trade objectives, ensuring safety, environmental protection and consideration for local communities.

Our vision

Our vision is for the Port of Vancouver to be the world’s most sustainable port.

Our definition of a sustainable port

A sustainable port delivers economic prosperity through trade, maintains a healthy environment, and enables thriving communities through collective accountability, meaningful dialogue and shared aspirations.

Learn more about our approach to sustainability.

Our values

  • Accountability
  • Continuous improvement
  • Collaboration
  • Customer responsiveness