North Vancouver (District)

January 25, 2015

Fast facts

  • port jobs: 8,700Port_Community_DistrictofNVan_darkad
  • wages: $550 million
  • GDP generated: $800 million
  • municipal taxes from port tenants in 2016: $6,804,128
  • payment in lieu of taxes paid by port authority: $606,405
  • shoreline managed by the port authority: 34.5 km
  • parks in port jurisdiction: Maplewood Flats Conservation Area

Learn more about the port’s economic impact.

Projects of interest

Major terminals

  • Univar Canada handles caustic soda solution and ethylene glycol.
  • Vancouver Wharves offers services for bulk shippers moving products to and from the Pacific Northwest. It handles bulk mineral concentrates, liquids, fertilizers, specialty agri-products and dry bulk commodities.
  • Canexus is a chemical terminal which imports bulk sea salt and exports caustic soda and sodium chlorate, used in the bleaching process of paper products.
  • Fibreco offers one of the largest wood chip and wood pellet handling facilities in the world.

Liaison committees

  • The North Shore Waterfront Liaison Committee includes representatives from local residents, municipalities, industry and the port authority. The committee’s role is to liaise between different groups, share information, and address local port-related issues.

Community investment

Through our community investment program we support community projects throughout the Lower Mainland. We are proud to have contributed to the following North Shore community programs in 2015:

  • Sto:lo – Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle
  • North Shore Green Markets – Shipyards Friday Night Market
  • Presentation House Gallery – Mapping the Spirit Trail
  • Reconciliation Canada – A New Way Forward Society – Creating a New Way Forward: Reflections on TRC’s Final Report and Recommendations
  • Squamish Nation Employment and Training/Eslha7an Learning Centre – Reaching for the Stars – Tsaxwamin Chat Ta Kwu’sen
  • North Vancouver School District 44 and West Vancouver School District – The Hidden Journals School Book Donation Project
  • Capilano University – Scholarships and Bursaries
  • North Vancouver Save Our Shores Society – Save Our Shores Discovery Waterfront Walk
  • Tsleil-Waututh Nation – Indian River Watershed Restoration

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