Welcome to the Only City in the Great Bear Rainforest

Prince Rupert is a coastal city of about 14,000 people on the coast of Northwest British Columbia. Nestled into the backdrop of the Great Bear Rainforest, it is one of two port cities in British Columbia. Set against a spectacular setting of mountains and sea, Prince Rupert is a great place to golf, fish, hike, and take advantage of quick access to wilderness. Prince Rupert has daily direct flights to Vancouver. By car, we are 8 hours west from Prince George.

This section of the website highlights the many facilities and parks Prince Rupert has to offer, and provides information on upcoming events and recreational activities taking place within the community. It also provides information on community resources, transportation options, arts and culture, emergency information, and other resources for residents and visitors alike.

About Prince Rupert

Established in 1910, Prince Rupert is located in an area rich with history dating back thousands of years. Here you will find a brief summary of Prince Rupert's long and eventful history of the Ts’msyen people and post-contact development.

Housing Information

We understand that our community is in serious need of more housing, and for the past several years we have been working to incentivize new housing and identify our needs. This page has community resources as well as info on those efforts.


Prince Rupert has plentiful opportunities for recreation and activity on land and water. Within our City, you will find numerous parks for resting, strolling, biking, or walking. Find more information in this section.

Arts and Culture

Graced with homegrown and imported talent alike, Prince Rupert has an active arts and culture scene with several venues available to take in a concert, play, or performance.

Child Care Resources

Access to child care is a key component in ensuring that Prince Rupert is a livable community, able to attract and retain residents to support anticipated growth on the North Coast. Check out this page fore resources and information.

Community Resource Directory

The directory is developed to provide a comprehensive information reference. It provides the location and contact numbers for services and organizations available in the City of Prince Rupert.

Invasive Species + Noxious Weeds

An Invasive Species is any plant or animal species that is introduced into an environment where the species is not native. Find more information on how to report and manage invasive plants here.

Funding for Community Organizations

The City of Prince Rupert provides financial assistance (cash and ‘in kind’) to various Community Groups through the Community Enhancement Grant process. Learn more here.


Our City is served by road, ferry, rail, and air access. Land access from Prince George is via the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway 16. Connect with Highway 37 east of Terrace for travel South from Stewart/Hyder and the Yukon, or North from Kitimat..

Emergency Social Services

During an emergency, the Emergency Social Services (ESS) team of local volunteers provides support to those in need. Here you will find contact numbers and information about how to join our critical team of volunteers.