Vancouver Wharves

Vancouver Wharves Terminal is a 125-acre bulk terminal site located east of the Lions Gate Bridge on the North Shore of Burrard Inlet within the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. The facility has been in operation since 1959 and consists of four vessel berths with rail infrastructure serviced by three Class 1 railways and has: the capacity to receive and unload unit trains; conveyance systems; significant dry bulk and liquid storage capacity; and is equipped with efficient materials handling systems to load and unload ocean-going vessels.

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On December 16, 2019, Pembina Pipeline Corporation (Pembina) acquired Kinder Morgan Canada Limited and assumed the long-term Operating Lease Agreement and ownership of Vancouver Wharves Terminal Assets. Calgary-based Pembina has been a leading transportation and mid-stream service provider in North America’s energy industry for 65 years. Vancouver Wharves adds significant export terminal capacity to Pembina’s portfolio of assets, allowing customers to reach the highest value markets throughout the world.

Since 1959, Vancouver Wharves has operated safely on the site owned by BCR Properties.

Servicing the mining, energy, agricultural resource sectors, Vancouver Wharves handles over four million tonnes of dry bulk cargo and over 3.6 million barrels of liquids annually. Products handled include: export copper concentrates from BC mines; import zinc concentrate destined for BC smelters; formed sulphur exports; agricultural products; and diesel and bio-diesel bulk liquids. The terminal facility has a covered storage for up to 500,000 tonnes of bulk cargo, 180,000 tonnes of sulphur stockpile capacity, and 250,000 barrels of existing diesel and bio-diesel storage tanks.

Vancouver Wharves has been a longstanding member and contributor to the local community employing an average of 220 employees, supporting local businesses through procurement of service, community donations and is a significant property taxpayer for the District of North Vancouver.