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    a vision that protects and sustains economic, environmental, social and cultural health of our oceans Read More
  • Promoting safe shipping and competitive ports

    establishing low-risk marine corridors
  • Shipping in British Columbia

    general information on vessels operating in BC
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    The marine community and vessel operators comply with strict regulations to protect our coastal communities and our environment.
  • ThirdBerth
    Each year west coast ports generate over $21 billion in economic output. and an estimated $1.5 billion in tax revenue.

Ship of the Week

Ship of the Week
HMCS Ottawa Read More

HMCS Ottawa

Following a six month deployment to Asia, a visitor to the Pier in North Vancouver in August was HMCS Ottawa, a Halifax Class Patrol Frigate and the fourth to be named after Canada’s capital city. While in Asia, Ottawa and her sister ship HMCS Winnipeg visited the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, China, South Korea, and Japan and participated along with Allied Navies in exercise Poseidon Cutlass 17. Home ported in Esquimalt, Ottawa is assigned to Maritime Forces Pacific.