Discover the Port of Vancouver: In-class presentation - Grades 4 to 6

Last updated on
Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
Program Description

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has a school program that is specifically designed to support your grade 4 to 6 students’ curriculum guidelines, as outlined by the B.C. Ministry of Education. This free education program is led by our education team in your classroom!

Build on your students’ awareness of the importance of trade in our lives, as well as the role that the Port of Vancouver plays in facilitating trade, through activities such as:

Map puzzle – How large is our port? Students assemble a map puzzle of Canada’s largest port, and explore familiar landmarks, alongside new ones, in relation to your school.
Cargo match – Students work together as terminal operators and try their hand at loading various cargo types in this ‘get up and go’ activity.
Enviro Quiz – Students discover what makes the Port of Vancouver a sustainable port, while thinking critically about environmental stewardship during this fun, object-based guessing game.

This is a 75 minute presentation in-class. Note that we are booking in-class presentations one day a week offsite. We also offer presentations at our Discovery Centre located at Canada Place. Please contact us for details and to book a date for your class by calling 604-665-9038 or e-mailing

Big Ideas
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.
  • Complex global problems require international cooperation to make difficult choices for the future.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    4, 5, 6
    75 minutes unless otherwise stated.
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    Free presentation. No charge.