Natural Resources in Vancouver Harbour Cruise 2022

MineralsEd and partners at the North Shore Waterfront Industrial Association (NSWIA) are pleased to once again be offering our Natural Resources Harbour Cruise! Learn about natural resources and the economy while cruising through the Port of Vancouver, Canada's largest port. Mineral concentrates, sulphur, potash, wood products, grains and coal, that are produced in BC and other parts of Canada are exported from here, in bulk, each year. They provide the world with raw materials, drive our economy, and return as goods we buy every day.


This half-day cruise will travel along the North side of Burrard Inlet to take a close look at the terminal operations and learn how Canada's natural resources are transported and traded with a vast network of world economies. It will be facilitated by MineralsEd Partner-Teachers Bruce Kiloh, Clayton Fox, and Kimberley Pavan. Participants will have the opportunity to meet representatives from several of the waterfront terminals and listen as they share their knowledge and expertise about natural resources and the port industry. This is a great opportunity to observe the various operations that make up the Port and to consider where the materials come from, where they go, and who plays a roll in making it all work.

Port of Vancouver Stats:
• 96,200 jobs in BC
• $24.2 billion in economic output in 2021
• 146 million tonnes of cargo valued at $275 billion traded with more than 170 world economies in 2021
• Handles and transports a wide array of mined products such as mineral concentrates, sulphur, potash, and coal

Registration (Standard: $75, Harbour Cruise Early Bird rate: $50):

Space is limited; registration will stay open as along as space is available. Early Bird rate available until Oct. 7, 2022.

Date: Friday, October 21, 2022

Location: Harbour Cruises, 501 Denman St., Vancouver

Time: 9:00 am-1:30 pm

9:00 am - Board the Harbour Princess - arrive and check in 
9:30 am - Harbour Princess Sails (sharp!)
1:30 pm - Return to Harbour Cruises

Although the vessel is enclosed, this is an outdoor field trip. Be prepared for the weather and make sure to bring your camera!

Download the Harbour Cruise 2022 Flyer.