January 26, 2015

Additional facts

  • municipal taxes paid by port tenants in 2017: $7,940,505
  • payment in lieu of taxes paid by port authority in 2017: $794,482
  • shoreline managed by the port authority: 13 kilometres

Learn more about the port’s economic impact.

Community office

The Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office provides an opportunity for community members to meet Vancouver Fraser Port Authority staff and learn about port operations, initiatives and projects, including the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project.

The office features a mini-visitor centre and hosts a variety of free events such as its Speaker Series, aimed at broadening the public’s understanding of the Port of Vancouver and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. To date, the Speaker Series has included such topics as the Alaska cruise industry, the role of a Fraser River marine pilot, the Canadian Coast Guard, shore power for container ships, and Canada’s grain exports.

The office also regularly hosts meetings, such as those of the Port Community Liaison Committee.

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Upcoming events

Join us in North Delta to meet Captain Mike Armstrong

Did you know a local marine pilot is aboard every deep sea ship transiting the Fraser River?

Join us for this special presentation at the George Mackie Library to meet Captain Mike Armstrong, one of only eight marine pilots who specialize in piloting ships on the Fraser River.

Choose from two sessions: 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 21.

George Mackie Library
8440 112 Street
North Delta, BC V4C 4W9

FREE | Click here to register.

Tour: The Container Trail

Join us on the Container Trail to see firsthand how Delta is a gateway to Canada’s trade with the world. From a busy container depot to huge logistics warehouses to Canada’s largest container terminal, you’ll see the sights and sounds of global trade in action. Choose from two tour dates:

  • 10:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10
  • 10:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 14

FREE | Check back soon for registration details.

AquaVan: on location at the community office

Explore the richness of life beneath the ocean’s surface with the Vancouver Aquarium’s AquaVan. Touch a sea star, examine a sea urchin and be amazed by the wonders of the marine world.

Drop by from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25.

How microplastics are harming our oceans

Join us for this presentation by Dr. Peter Ross, Executive Director of the Coastal Ocean Research Institute, which is part of the Ocean Wise family. Choose from two sessions: 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26.

FREE | Check back soon for registration details.

Tour: Behind the scenes at Harbour Link Container Depot

Come experience one of Delta’s busiest container depots. Witness firsthand how containers are tracked, stacked, repaired and prepped as they await their cargo and next ocean journey. Plus, you’ll visit Seaspan’s commercial ferry terminal, a vital transportation link to and from Vancouver Island. Choose from two dates:

  • 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 16
  • 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 13

FREE | Check back soon for registration details.

How enhancing habitat benefits fish and wildlife

The port authority has been creating, restoring and enhancing habitats throughout the Lower Mainland for over 20 years. Come to meet Charlotte Olson, Manager, Infrastructure Habitat Development to hear how the Habitat Enhancement Program helps to maintain a balance between a healthy environment and future port development. Choose from two sessions: 4:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 23.

FREE | Check back soon for registration details.

Community office address

5225A Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC V4K 1W4
Located in Trenant Park Square, Ladner [map]

Hours of operation
Wednesday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact us at 604.665.9635.

Projects of interest

Major terminals

  • Deltaport is the Port of Vancouver’s largest container terminal, located at Roberts Bank in Delta. It handles containerized cargo and some project cargo. Operator: Global Container Terminals.
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) auto terminal is one of two automotive terminals located on the Fraser River. It handles BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Subaru. Operator: Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) Vehicle Services Canada Ltd.
  • Westshore Terminals is a coal export terminal located at Roberts Bank in Delta. Operator: Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership.

Liaison committee

  • Port Community Liaison Committee in Delta discusses developments, identifies concerns and provides suggestions for port-related issues in Delta. The committee includes representatives from industry, the City of Delta, Tsawwassen First Nation and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority as well as community members from Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta.

Community investment

Through our community investment program, we support community projects throughout the Lower Mainland. We are proud to have contributed to the following Delta programs:

  • Corporation of Delta – Boundary Bay Airshow
  • Ladner Business Association – Christmas Tree Festival
  • Annual Ladner Pioneer May Days
  • South Delta Minor Hockey Association – Delta’s Hockey Day in Canada
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival
  • Delta Secondary School Student Leadership Program
  • Reach Child and Youth Development Society – Reach for the Stars Gala
  • City of Delta Luminary Festival
  • Tour de Delta
  • Delta Farmers Institute – Fraser River Salinity Monitoring
  • Medium Well Production – Project Pickle

More resources

Topics of interest
PortTV videos