Discover the Port of Vancouver's Discovery Centre field trip experience (grades 4-6)

Last updated on
Thursday, May 16th, 2024
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Program Description

Our FREE Port of Vancouver Discovery Centre field trip experience is specifically designed to support grade four to six students’ curriculum guidelines, as outlined by the British Columbia Ministry of Education. Your students will learn about Canada’s largest and most diversified port through activities that encourage:

  • learning through doing, touching, watching, hearing and reading
  • reflection and inquiry
  • thinking critically and creatively
  • communicating individually and in groups through actions, words and pictures

This is a free, 90-minute interactive fieldtrip experience where students get to learn how their lives are connected to the port and see the connection by observing the working port around the Burrard inlet.

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

  • Connecting your port city trivia challenge: Students answer questions and test their knowledge of the port on touch-screen panels.
  • Cargo match: Students work together as terminal operators and try their hand at loading various cargo types in this ‘get up and go’ activity.

Book this FREE and exciting school program at the Port of Vancouver Discovery Centre (located at Canada Place). If you have any additional questions, please contact:

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
    Days Offered: 
    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
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    No Packages Provided
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    Additional Notes

    Vancouver Fraser Port Authority