2018 Municipal Elections- Information for candidates

August 20, 2018

Port of Vancouver │ Canada’s largest port and your community 

The following provides general information on the Port of Vancouver to assist candidates running in municipal elections on October 20, 2018.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s role is to responsibly facilitate Canada’s trade through the Port of Vancouver, ensuring goods are moved safely, while protecting the environment and considering local communities. Like all Canada Port Authorities, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is established by the Government of Canada pursuant to the Canada Marine Act, and accountable to the federal minister of transport.

The federal lands and waters we manage border 16 Lower Mainland municipalities and intersect the asserted and established traditional territories and treaty lands of several Coast Salish First Nations.

We work together with port terminals and tenants to ensure the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations.


Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest, a dynamic gateway for domestic and international trade and tourism, and a major economic force that strengthens the Canadian economy. About $1 of every $3 of Canada’s trade in goods outside North America moves through the Port of Vancouver. Enabling the trade of approximately $200 billion in goods, port activities sustain 115,300 jobs, $7 billion in wages, and $11.9 billion in GDP across Canada.

Community pages: Learn more about the port and how it impacts your community

General information and links

What is Port of Vancouver?
Port jurisdiction and boundaries
Facts and statistics
Sustainability reporting
Community investment program
Long-term planning
Land Use Plan
Projects and infrastructure
Topics of interest
Governance and Leadership

For more information, contact Naomi Horsford, Municipal Executive Liaison.