About Prince Rupert

Established in 1910, Prince Rupert is located in an area rich with history. What’s now called Prince Rupert harbour had long been an intersection of trade and commerce for First Nations people dating back to time immemorial. Now with a population of approximately 14,000 people, our port has extended that tradition of trade and commerce to a global scale.

Below you will find a brief summary of Prince Rupert's long and eventful history, covering the strong coastal ties of the local Ts’msyen people, the start of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, the incorporation of the City of Prince Rupert, and the usage of Prince Rupert during WWII.