Port Metro Vancouver Discovery Centre, Vancouver

Inside the Port Metro Vancouver Discovery Centre in Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, visitors can learn the history of Canada's largest and busiest Port, watch videos, see models and view maps of the Port which is an important industry in the region. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

Explore displays, models, videos and more at the Port Metro Vancouver Discovery Centre in Canada Place.

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Camera, Binoculars, Questions, Sense of Curiosity

Located at the northern edge of Canada Place, the Port of Vancouver Discovery Centre introduces visitors to Canada's largest and busiest port! Take a self-guided tour through the Discovery Centre and enjoy displays, models, games, videos and presentations to learn about the Port of Metro Vancouver. Afterwards, be sure to step outside to the boardwalk that circles Canada Place and look east onto the Port Metro Vancouver to see cargo ships being loaded, cargo moving on the cranes, tugs pulling ships and much more!

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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The Port Metro Vancouver is the largest and busiest Port in Canada which sees $75 billion in goods move through it annually from more than 160 trading economies. The Port Metro Vancouver Discovery Centre is located at the North End of Canada Place in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Step outside the Port Metro Vancouver Discovery Centre and onto the walkway which surrounds Canada Place. From here, visitors can view the Port in action - watching cargo ships get loaded and unloaded at Canada's biggest and busiest Port located on the West Coast of British Columbia.
Visit the Port Metro Vancouver Discovery Centre located inside Canada Place in Vancouver, British Columbia to learn about Canada's largest and busiest Port through interactive displays, exhibits, videos and much more!


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