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Set sail on virtual seas by joining this free online celebration for World Maritime Day in Vancouver

On September 24, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is hosting an online World Maritime Day celebration, featuring a full day of engaging digital content including a special virtual harbour tour.
Burrard Inlet at sunset. Photo provided by Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

September 24 is World Maritime Day, an international day established by the United Nations International Maritime Organization to commemorate the importance of maritime culture, maritime environment security, and shipping safety. 

The theme for 2020’s World Maritime Day is “sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet.” Leaders from the maritime sectors, particularly shipping, are encouraged to reflect on the sustainability work they’ve done, along with the urgent steps they need to plan to work towards a sustainable future.

To celebrate this special occasion, the port authority is hosting a free virtual celebration of World Maritime Day on its social media channels and website. The event agenda features a full day of digital content, including behind-the-scenes videos, a special virtual harbour tour, and a speaker presentation on sustainability at the Port of Vancouver.

Here are a couple highlights of what you can expect during the virtual celebration: 


This is your chance to participate in an exciting virtual harbour tour of Burrard Inlet! 

For the first time in the port authority’s history, participants will have a unique opportunity to experience the endless sights and sounds of Canada's most diversified port from the comfort of their own homes. 

The virtual tour will be available for streaming on Facebook or YouTube. For an even more interactive experience, download the Port of Vancouver community map to follow along during the tour.  


Following the harbour tour, join the port authority’s environmental team as they speak about current and future sustainability initiatives at the Port of Vancouver. 

Hosted online at 7:00 p.m. PST, viewers will learn what sustainability means at Canada’s largest port and how these initiatives contribute to the port authority’s vision for the Port of Vancouver to become the world’s most sustainable port.  

To reserve your virtual seat, register here

Join this year’s virtual celebration and be a part of Vancouver’s sustainable future!

More details about World Maritime Day can be found at

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