Free Tour: The Container Trail

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Free Tour: The Container Trail

Back by popular demand! See the sights and hear the sounds of Canada's trade with the world

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Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office 5223 Ladner Trunk Road Trenant Park Square Delta, BC V4K 1W4 Canada

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Did you know...

  • Delta is a gateway for Canada’s trade with the world
  • Delta is home to Canada’s largest container terminal
  • The majority of items you use every day arrive in a shipping container
  • Canada exports numerous things in shipping containers, such as fruit from the Okanagan, specialty grains from the Prairies and wood products from B.C.

Join us on the Container Trail to see firsthand how Delta is a gateway to Canada’s trade with the world. From a busy container depot to huge logistics warehouses to Canada’s largest deep-sea container terminal, you’ll see the sights and hear the sounds of global trade in action.

The first part of the tour highlights the following locations:

  • Container depots and logistics warehouses in Delta's Tilbury Industrial Park
  • Deltaport Truck Staging Facility
  • Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility
  • Deltaport Logistics Centre

The second part of the tour takes you to Roberts Bank, home of Canada's busiest coal export facility and Canada's largest container terminal. Here, you can get off the bus for an up-close look at container ships being loaded and unloaded at Deltaport container terminal.

About the tour: 

  • All tours begin and end at the Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office in Ladner.
  • This tour is designed for ages 10 and older.  Please contact us for details about the Port Adventure Family tour for younger children.
  • The tour is two hours and runs rain or shine.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour. Coffee and goodies are provided.
  • The tour does not require any walking.
  • There is one outdoor stop. Please dress for the weather.
  • If you are unable to attend, please let us know so we can give your seat to someone else.
  • On tour day, if you are sick or have symptoms of the cold or flu, please do not participate.
  • If a tour is fully booked, please join the wait list. There may be last-minute cancellations.

Before you register: Please register when you're 99% certain you can attend. This helps to eliminate no-shows and last-minute cancellations. Because these free tours are popular, we schedule them often so you won't miss out.

This tour is scheduled throughout the year so check this page regularly for new dates.

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