VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA’s popular public tours are back again in 2023 with 10 tours offered between May and September. Each tour features a briefing about the Columbia Snake River System and how cargo moves on the river, an overview of the port’s commercial and industrial operations, the port’s budget and governance and a look at current projects.

The free public tours start and end at the port’s administration office and feature light snacks and refreshments. After the briefing, participants board a bus for a behind-the-scenes look at the port’s marine terminals, rail infrastructure and industrial facilities.  Tour dates and times for 2023 are:


  • Thursday, May 11  11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 24  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, June 6  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 24  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 13  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 29  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 9  11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Saturday, August 26  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 6  11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Saturday, September 23  10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Attendees must bring to the tours government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport because they will travel through secured areas of the port overseen by the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard. 

Reservations are required and spots fill up quickly. Those interested in taking a tour should call the port at 360-693-3611 or email to reserve a preferred date and time.

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