- municipal taxes paid by port tenants in 2019: $7,634,218
- payment in lieu of taxes paid to municipality for vacant port land in 2019: $1,466,164
- shoreline managed by the port authority: 13 kilometres
Learn more about the port’s economic impact.
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. Subscribe to the Delta community office newsletter to be the first to know about upcoming events and tours.
The office also hosts meetings, such as those of the Port Community Liaison Committee.
On June 17, 1958, the Second Narrows Bridge collapsed. The Bridge, a documentary by George Orr, tells the story through the incredible footage a young draftsman captured on 16mm colour film. Join us at this free event to watch the film and hear from the filmmaker.
Film screening with George Orr: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Film screening only: Saturday, March 7, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The economic activity on the Lower Fraser River is essential to B.C., and tugs and barges play a critical role in
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Free tour: The Container Trail
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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 bus tour highlights the following locations:
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.
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This free bus 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.
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Upcoming tour dates: Summer 2020
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Projects of interest
- Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Project – Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
- Tsawwassen Eelgrass Project – Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
- Fraser River Improvement Initiative – Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
- Salt Marsh Restoration, Roberts Bank and Boundary Bay Project – Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
- Glenrose Tidal Marsh Project – Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
- Intermodal Yard Reconfiguration Project – Global Container Terminals
- Equipment Replacement and Upgrade Project – Westshore Terminals
- Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant New Outfall System – Metro Vancouver
- 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 Solutions (WWS) 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 Solutions (WWS) Vehicle Services Canada Ltd.
- Westshore Terminals is a coal export terminal located at Roberts Bank in Delta. Operator: Westshore Terminals Limited Partnership.
- 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.
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