Shorter sailing distances combined with efficient rail service make Western Canada gateways a good choice.
Western Canada's gateways generate over $21B in economic output and benefits families and communities across Canada.
The marine community and vessel operators comply with strict regulations to protect our coastal communities and our environment.
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
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.