Discovery Centre

Welcome to the Port of Vancouver Discovery Centre

Learn about Canada’s largest and busiest port in a fun and interactive way.

The Port of Vancouver Discovery Centre is a great place to learn about the port, and engage in the stories and ideas that have shaped our port city. Located on the waterfront at Canada Place, the Discovery Centre is free for all visitors.

Learn about

  • early port development
  • trade, innovation and shipbuilding
  • harbour operations today
  • working on the waterfront
  • environmental programs
  • facts and statistics

For more information about the Discovery Centre, please contact us.


  • interactive touchscreens, featuring animated graphics and informative videos
  • historical artifacts and ship models
  • west-facing views of Vancouver harbour
  • access to the Canada Place promenade


100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Discovery Centre is located on the waterfront at Canada Place, below Fly Over Canada, at the north end of the pier.


Normal operating hours; 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Open to the public free of charge, seven days a week.

The Discovery Centre is also the venue for our school program, designed especially for local elementary students in grades four to six.

Special Events:


Virtual harbour tours:

Experience the sights and sounds of a busy harbour while learning about Canada’s largest and most diversified port. Download the Port of Vancouver community map to follow along during the Burrard Inlet virtual harbour tour or the Fraser River virtual harbour tour!

Photo gallery

Browse the photo gallery below for a virtual tour of the Discovery Centre.