Natural Resources in Vancouver Harbour Cruise 2019

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MineralsEd partners once again with North Shore Waterfront Industrial Association (NSWIA) operators to provide our 6th annual boat cruise in Vancouver Harbour to learn about natural resources and the economy. 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 Kerry Lockwood and Roxie Giles. 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 activities in this dynamic place 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 2017
• 142 million tonnes of cargo valued at $200 billion traded with nearly 170 world economies in 2017
• $550 million worth of cargo moves through the port every day
• Handles and transports a wide array of mined products such as mineral concentrates, sulphur, potash and coal

Schedule: Harbour Cruises, 501 Denman St., Vancouver
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 2019 Flyer.

Cost: $30 Harbour Cruise Early Bird rate until Oct.4. $40 thereafter, pending available space.

Space is limited; registration will stay open as along as space is available. Final Deadline: Oct. 18, 2019.

Registration is through Eventbrite.