Prince Rupert, BC



The City of Prince Rupert remains at the edge of wilderness, secure in a sheltered inner harbour and protected by a rim of islands along the famed Inside Passage. The island community is ideally situated on British Columbia's beautiful North Coast, only a short distance from the Queen Charlotte Islands and Ketchikan Alaska.


Visitors often comment on the rich cosmopolitan culture found in the city and the community is home to a diverse group of people, with varied interests. Superb museums and outstanding attractions defy the small population and remote location, and daily life is enriched by an extraordinary visual and performing arts community.  The exceptional wildlife viewing, phenomenal sportfishing, top notch attractions, and extensive options for outdoor activity make Prince Rupert the ideal choice for a family vacation, a corporate retreat, or a solo getaway.

Prince Rupert offers easy access to the ocean and the surrounding natural environment.  The main employment sectors for this community of 15,000 people are shipping and trade, tourism, seafood and forestry.


Prince Rupert boasts all the amenities of a municipal centre while still retaining its small town charm and offering a unique and exciting wilderness experience.   


About the North Coast of BC


Archaeological evidence indicates the North Coast of British Columbia has been inhabited by First Nations for over 10,000 years. Prince Rupert is located in the traditional territory of the Tsimshian Nation. By the mid 1800s salmon canneries dotted the coastlines, trading posts had been established in Port Essington, Port Simpson, and Metlakatla, with steamships and paddlewheelers serving the area.