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Logistics & Distribution in British Columbia

British Columbia’s prime location on the Pacific Rim combines with a robust network of modern transportation systems to bring an efficient and cost-competitive model for businesses shipping products internationally or travelling to and from global markets. Our integrated air and marine ports connecting rail lines and major roads is cost-effective for acquiring and delivering goods, such as natural resources, in North America and around the world. At the same time, our air, marine, and ground transportation systems are among the world’s most advanced, with plans in place to continue developing and expanding highways, rail, and road infrastructure.

• 3 days (500 nautical miles) closer to Asia than other North American ports
• 36 certified international airports
• 4 days to ship coast to coast from Vancouver or Prince Rupert to Toronto or Chicago by rail
• 3-4 days of trucking-time between Vancouver to San Francisco

B.C. Advantages


British Columbia’s Northern Corridor provides faster shipping access from Asia to Eastern North America (and vice-versa) than southern routes via the United States.


The ports of Vancouver, Kitimat, and Prince Rupert offer state-of-the art ice-free marine ports for shipping between North American and Asian markets.


Vancouver International Airport (YVR), ranked #1 in North America for a record eight years, provides easy and convenient business travel by connecting B.C. with the rest of the world.

B.C. Provincial Infrastructure

We Can Help

At Trade and Invest B.C. we can provide up-to-date information about the business environment in British Columbia for business seeking to expand to Canada. We can also assist with planning your visit to business locations throughout the province, including available sites and facilities, with introductions to community leaders.