The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is the federal agency responsible for the stewardship of the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port.
As a Canada Port Authority, we are accountable to the federal minister of transport. Our mandate is to enable Canada’s trade through the Port of Vancouver, while protecting the environment and considering local communities.
We oversee the administration, management and control of land and water within the jurisdiction of the port, which includes more than 16,000 hectares of water, over 1,000 hectares of land, and approximately 350 kilometres of shoreline.
Located on the southwest coast of British Columbia in Canada, the Port of Vancouver extends from Roberts Bank and the Fraser River up to and including Burrard Inlet, bordering 16 municipalities and intersecting the asserted and established traditional territories and treaty lands of several Coast Salish First Nations. The port is complex and includes many organizations beyond the port authority. Among other roles, we are responsible for overseeing port development as Canada’s trade grows – and we do that both by building infrastructure and by reviewing and permitting development projects in the port, such as terminal expansions.