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Infrastructure of British Columbia

The supply chain that keeps the economy of British Columbia (B.C.), Canada, thriving is robust, reliable, and resilient. The Province of B.C. is supporting collaboration within the logistics sector to advance enhanced productivity and sustainability through innovative approaches that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, retool operations or scale-up production, and help the supply chains of B.C. be competitive.

Roughly 57,100 kilometers of paved roads, 9,588 kilometers of rail tracks, 36 certified airports, and over 30 diverse marine ports connect the communities of British Columbia with the rest of the world. The vast majority — nearly 94% — of households in B.C. have access to broadband internet, providing a reliable and fast connection to the digital economy.

Panoramic aerial view of Vancouver Centerm Terminal - Container port terminal at sunset, Canada

B.C.’s Infrastructure Advantages

  • B.C. is home to Canada’s largest port, the Port of Vancouver, and can handle the most diversified range of cargo in North America, while the Port of Prince Rupert is the deepest natural harbour in North America and is ice-free year-round.
  • Nearly 26,000 trucking companies are operating in B.C., providing efficient and flexible door-to-door transportation throughout the province.
  • There are 36 certified airports in B.C., providing domestic and international air service to businesses buying goods from B.C. as well as for delivering materials and merchandise to buyers in B.C.
  • 94% of households in B.C. have access to at least 50 Mbps internet speeds, and the provincial government is investing heavily to provide high-speed internet access for the growing telecommuting workforce and rural communities of B.C.
  • Nearly 98% of the electricity generated in British Columbia comes from clean or renewable resources and over 75 associations work hard to generate reliable commercial and residential electricity in British Columbia to keep energy costs as low as possible.

B.C. Provincial Infrastructure

British Columbia Provincial Electrical Energy Grid

British Columbia Electrical Energy Grid

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