Our popular public lecture series kicks off each year in February or March. Engaging speakers are invited to present on a specific topic related to the Port of Vancouver USA. Each season we cover several subjects from the maritime industry to global trade, tourism and more. It’s a great way to learn more about your port and what we do for Vancouver.
When asked if she would recommend the lectures to others, one attendee this year responded: “Yes! It’s an opportunity to see the great things happening here. You learn to appreciate how everyday lives are affected by trade and all the different work being done at the port.”
Lectures are free and open to the public, and are held at the Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver. Concessions are available for purchase (the popcorn is excellent!) and a portion of proceeds are donated to the Fort Vancouver Seafarers Center.
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One of the ways the Port of Vancouver USA fosters community engagement is through our sponsorship and attendance of various community events. In 2023 we supported several local groups and events in Vancouver:
Ever been curious about what goes on at the Port of Vancouver USA? Ever wonder how nearly 75,000 Subarus get from ship to land every year? If so, join us for a free port tour. We’re always excited to welcome guests to the port and show our neighbors around. Tour season runs from May through September with several dates and times provided. Click here to learn more about the port’s tours.
Each year, the Port of Vancouver USA produces the “Port Report” video. This annual report looks back at the highlights and challenges of the previous year and gives an update on current and future projects. The video is presented each spring at our Port Report event. Community members are invited to attend this free event to watch the video and meet with port staff and commissioners. To view last year’s event, click here.