Inline Skating under Lions Gate Bridge - 20180702

Marine Traffic in Vancouver

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Are you ever curious about the marine traffic in and around Vancouver? Since first moving to Vancouver in 2000, I have noticed a very significant increase in traffic. At that time, it was very rare to see a vessel anchored in Burrard Inlet. Now, it is “littered” daily with cargo ships and carriers.

I discovered Flightradar24 a few years ago. It’s a great site to monitor live air traffic around the globe. Their apps are excellent too. Well, there is a similar site for marine traffic. And it’s called… MarineTraffic.

While out skating this morning, I passed by the cargo ship Antiparos as it made its way under Lions Gate Bridge to the Port of Vancouver. So I thought I’d read more about it and the the other types of vessels moving through the Port.

My skate was pretty good today although the pathways were quite busy. I once again took the new, long route, which takes me across Burrard Bridge and through False Creek.

Marine Traffic Live Map - 20180702 1820hrs

Live map of Marine Traffic in Vancouver on July 2, 2018

Now you can keep a close eye on all vessels travelling to and from Vancouver, including those large oil tankers. Stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Reports indicate this expansion will increase tanker traffic in British Columbia’s waterways sevenfold!

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