UPDATED 3/26: To help control the spread of COVID-19, Port of Vancouver USA’s administrative office will be closed through April 24, 2020. Port terminal operations are not affected by this office closure. We will continue to provide updates as we adapt to this evolving situation. Click here to view our COVID-19 FAQ Response page.
The Port of Vancouver USA’s April 15 lecture and April 25 public tour have been postponed as a precautionary measure in response to COVID-19. Port leadership will monitor recommendations by health care professionals in the coming weeks, and will decide whether or not to postpone additional tours and lectures.
HOLIDAY CLOSURE – CESAR CHAVEZ’S BIRTHDAY – March 31 – The Port of Vancouver USA will be closed for receipt and delivery of cargo on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in observance of Cesar Chavez’s Birthday. This day is considered a longshore holiday in accordance with applicable ILWU/PMA labor agreements, and overtime rates will apply. Vessel activity will not be interrupted.
Ever been curious about what goes on at the Port of Vancouver USA? Ever wonder how nearly 90,000 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.
On your guided bus tour of our facilities, you’ll hear about the port’s history dating back to 1912, learn what makes a marine terminal tick and find out how over eight million metric tons of cargo (and counting!) moves in and out of the port every year. You might even catch a glimpse of giant steel slabs, trains filled with grain and other imports and exports on the move!
Port tours are open to the public by reservation and offered starting in the spring. They’re great for groups, or for anyone who wants to find out what the Port of Vancouver is all about.
“Excellent tour and very eye opening. We have lived here five years and weren’t aware of how large the port is and how it is used.”
“I’ve lived here for nearly 40 years and didn’t know how much I didn’t know.”
“Great tour. Helpful and informative for taxpayers to understand the port’s function and purpose.”
Port Tour Details
Available 2020 public tour dates
Reservations are required and numerous tour dates are already filled. Those interested are encouraged to call the port at 360-693-3611 or email RSVP@portvanusa.com far in advance of their selected tour date.
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