Port of Vancouver offering free tours of Canada's largest container terminal

Jan 18 2019, 2:30 am

For a limited time only, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is opening the doors of Deltaport to the public — sort of.

Free public tours of Roberts Bank, which is home to Canada’s largest container terminal, are scheduled for select dates this winter.

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Each tour takes about two hours and does not require any walking.

Visitors will be taken on a driving tour through the container depots and logistics warehouses in Delta’s Tilbury Industrial Park, Port Authority’s Deltaport Truck Staging Area, Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility, and Delta iPort Logistics Centre.

The tour will then end with a visit of Roberts Bank, where Canada’s busiest coal export facility and Canada’s largest container terminal are located. This includes an opportunity to get off the tour bus for an up-close look at container ships being loaded and unloaded at GCT Deltaport container terminal, which alone is 210 acres in size.

All tours begin and end at the Port Authority’s Delta Community Office in Ladner.

The majority of everyday items used by BC residents arrives in a container from Port facilities. Much of BC’s exports also largely depend on the Port terminals.

The Port Authority is proposing to expand Roberts Bank with a Terminal 2 greenfield project that would add terminal capacity in the Port of Vancouver. This is one project option that would help meet projected container traffic demand for the foreseeable future.

Free Roberts Bank Tour: The Container Trail 2019

When: Select dates in February 2019

Where: Meet at the Port of Vancouver’s Delta Community Office — 5225A Ladner Trunk Road, Delta

Cost: Free! Book online