Vancouver Port's Information Guide describes practices and procedures applicable to all vessels operating within defined vessel operating areas in the port authority’s jurisdiction to support the safe and efficient movement of trade.


However, from time-to-time the port authority makes amendments, in accordance with Section 56 of the Canada Marine Act. Namely, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority proposed to make the following amendments to the Port Information Guide to further promote safety within the Port of Vancouver:

  • Replace the existing Vancouver and Approaches Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) with the English Bay Routing System (EBRS);
  • Establish associated procedures for the operation of vessels within the EBRS.

The amendments will be published in the Port Information Guide after a 30-day notification and comment period. All comments received will be taken into consideration before the proposed amendments are implemented.

All comments regarding these amendments can be made by April 18, 2019.