Vancouver is Canada's leading port and one of the busiest in North America, with such cargo as coal, potash, metals, and other materials from western Canada.
Many residents living on the nearby Islands and in the coastal communities commute to Vancouver by ferry.
Passenger ferry company: bcferries.bc.ca
No ferries of any type operate between Vancouver and Seattle. By road travelling between the 2 cities takes 4 hours.
from Vancouver by cargo ship to: