Explore displays, models, videos and more at the Port Metro Vancouver Discovery Centre in Canada Place.
Located at the north end of Canada Place, the Port Metro Vancouver Discovery Centre is home to the Port's Community Outreach Program. Here, visitors can go on a self-guided tour through the Port's historic and current operations through displays, models, games, videos and presentations. The Discovery Centre's ideal location across from the Port Metro Vancouver allows visitors to step outside and view the Port in action to the east of Canada Place's walkway to see cargo ships coming in and out of the Burrard Inlet while loading and unloading.
The History of Port Metro Vancouver dates back to the start of the 1800s when early explorers recognized the region's trading potential. Today, Port Metro Vancouver is Canada's biggest and busiest Port, trading $75 billion in goods with more than 130 trading economies each year.
The Port Metro Vancouver Discovery Centre has a large open space consisting of several screens which play videos dealing the day to day operations of the Port, games on monitors, a large map of the location of the many loading and unloading areas, pictures, a progression of the history of the Port and even scale models of Cargo Ships just like the ones that can be spotted in the Burrard Inlet and in English Bay. Visitors can also take the opportunity to learn more about the Cargo Ships at the Vancouver Maritime Museum located in Vanier Park.
The Port Metro Vancouver Discovery Centre also operates field trips for school groups - interest parties can contact the Port at 604-665-9179 or by email. Presentations focus on two subjects, Community & Environment and Trade & Commerce. Visit the Port Metro Vancouver and see Canada's busiest Port in action!
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