History of Port Metro Vancouver
Port Metro Vancouver congratulates the City of Vancouver on its 125th anniversary! Vancouver and the Port share a rich history, dating back to 1864, when the first export cargo of lumber sailed to Australia on the Ellen Lewis, marking the beginning of international trade. Shortly after in 1886, the City of Vancouver was incorporated, with the first train arriving in Port Moody that same year. Today, Port Metro Vancouver is the largest and busiest port in Canada, trading $75 billion in goods with more than 160 trading economies each year. The Port is also committed to supporting the social and environmental aspirations of the communities it serves.