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Invest Vancouver / Key Industries / Trade & Transportation

Vancouver connects Canada and large parts of the United States to the world. The Port of Vancouver, with 29 major terminals and rail lines that connect to the rest of Canada and the U.S. faster than just about anywhere on the West Coast, handles roughly 20 percent of Canada’s total trade in goods. The region is home to the second deepest port in North America and contains three border crossings to the United States. In addition, Vancouver International Airport is consistently recognized by passengers as the best airport in North America.


/ 3rd busiest port
      in North America

/ 125 non-stop destinations
      in Canada, the U.S. and around the world via chartered and regularly scheduled flights

/ 2nd busiest airport
      in Canada



Regional Strengths

/ Aviation

/ Port Infrastructure and Maritime Technologies

/ Shipping Design

/ Logistics and Freight Solutions

/ Rail

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Industry Snapshot


Invest Vancouver acknowledges that the region’s residents live, work, and learn on the shared territories of many Indigenous peoples, including 10 local First Nations: Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Matsqui, Musqueam, Qayqayt, Semiahmoo, Squamish, Tsawwassen, and Tsleil-Waututh.

Invest Vancouver respects the diverse and distinct histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, which collectively enrich our lives and the region.