A pre-recorded presentation, with eight segments, hosted by our community outreach coordinator. The links are located below and may be viewed anytime. Activities may be completed after watching each video with your class.
Part 1: What happens at the Port of Vancouver?
Presentation video part 1: An introduction to what a port is, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and what happens at the Port of Vancouver.
Activity: Port vocabulary wordsearch, Port vocabulary wordsearch answer key
Infographic: What is a Canada port authority
Video: Port of Vancouver – aerial tour
Activity: Maps activity – teacher instructions, maps – activity sheet, maps activity answer sheet
Part 2: Automobiles
Presentation video part 2: Information about the five business sectors. The first is automobile.
Part 3: Breakbulk
Presentation video part 3: Information about the five business sectors . The second is breakbulk.
Video: What it feels like to be on a log drive on B.C.’s Fraser River
Part 4: Bulk
Presentation video part 4: Information about the five business sectors. The third is bulk, focusing on the top four exports: coal, grain, potash and sulphur.
Part 5: Container
Presentation video part 5: Information about the five business sectors. The fourth is container.
Activity: Journey of a shipping container: The Port of Vancouver plays a critical role in Canada’s trade. Learn about the history of containers, benefits of containers, what is inside containers. Learn about some import and export stories.
Activity: Port of Vancouver container maze
Part 6: Cruise
Presentation video part 6: Information about the five business sectors. The fifth is cruise.
Video: Cruise (start at 43 seconds in)
Part 7: Environment
Presentation video part 7: Information about the environmental team at the Port Authority and a few of the projects they are working on.
Part 8: International trade, imports/exports and sustainability
Presentation video part 8: The conclusion of the presentation with international trade, the story of an import and sustainability.
Activity: The importance of international trade – discussion questions
Kahoot Game: International trade at the Port of Vancouver
People of the Port – occupations
Video: Harbour patrol officer
Video: Paul the blueberry farmer
Video: Colleen with Freshpoint Produce
Video: Dave the tug boat captain
Video: Logistics and chickpeas