January 26, 2015


Additional facts

  • municipal taxes paid by port tenants in 2018: $7,775,019
  • payment in lieu of taxes paid to municipality for vacant port land in 2018: $938,382
  • 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 the community 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 is open to the public and hosts a variety of free events such as bus tours and a speaker series aimed at broadening the public’s understanding of the Port of Vancouver and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The Speaker Series has included guest speakers who have presented on topics such 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 hosts meetings, such as those of the Port Community Liaison Committee.

Subscribe to the Delta community office newsletter.

Upcoming events

Free tour: The  Container  Trail

Did you know…

  • Delta is a gateway for Canada’s trade with the world
  • Delta is home to Canada’s largest container terminal
  • The majority of items you use every day arrive in a container
  • Canada exports numerous commodities in shipping containers, such as cherries from the Okanagan, specialty grains from the Prairies and wood products from B.C.

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 hear the sounds of global trade in action.

The first part of the tour drives by the following locations:

  • container depots and logistics warehouses in Delta’s Tilbury Industrial Park
  • Deltaport Truck Staging Area
  • Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility
  • Deltaport Logistics Centre

The second part of the tour takes you to Roberts Bank, home of Canada’s busiest coal export facility and Canada’s largest container terminal. Here, you can get off the bus for an up-close look at container ships being loaded and unloaded at GCT Deltaport container terminal.

About the tour:

  • All tours begin and end at the Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office in Ladner.
  • This informational tour is for youth (ages 13+) and adults.
  • The tour is two hours and runs rain or shine.
  • The tour does not require any walking.

For details and dates, contact the Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office: 

Free tour for families: Port Adventure Tour

This free family tour takes you to historic sites of Port Guichon, a ferry landing on the Fraser River that helped moved goods and people way back in the late 1880s. Then we travel to Roberts Bank to show you modern day port operations. Roberts Bank is home to the Tsawwassn Ferry Terminal and two deep-sea terminals: Westshore Terminals is North America’s largest coal facility and Deltaport is Canada’s largest container terminal. Here, you will see coal trains, container trains, container trucks, and enormous pieces of equipment and, if one is in port, a huge container ship.

Before you register:

  • This tour is for children ages 6 to 12 and their caregivers. Adults without children, please consider The Container Trail tour. (Description below)
  • Please register when you’re 99% certain you are able to attend. This helps to eliminate no-shows and last minute cancellations and it ensures everyone who wants to participate can.

About the tour: 

  • All tours begin and end at the Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office in Ladner.
  • This tour is for families with children ages 6 to 12.
  • The tour is one hour and 15 minutes and runs rain or shine.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour.
  • The tour does not require any walking.
  • There is one outdoor stop. Please dress for the weather.

For details and dates, contact the Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office: 

Community office address

5223 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC V4K 1W4
Located in Trenant Park Square, Ladner [map]

Hours of operation
Wednesday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact us at 604.665.9635 or [email protected] 

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 events, projects and initiatives throughout the Lower Mainland. We are proud to have contributed to the following in Delta:

  • Reach Child and Youth Development Society – Reach for the Stars Gala
  • Delta Farmers’ Institute – Fraser River Salinity Monitoring
  • City of Delta – Boundary Bay Airshow
  • City of Delta – Luminary Festival
  • City of Delta – Tour de Delta
  • City of Delta – Ladner Pioneer May Days
  • City of Delta – North Delta Family Day
  • Tsawwassen Sun Festival Committee – Tsawwassen Sun Festival
  • Ladner Business Association – Christmas Tree Festival and Breakfast with Santa
  • Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club – Canada Day Celebration
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School
  •  Delta Secondary School – Youth Leadership Program

More resources

Topics of interest