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, covering our 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. (read more...)

Housing Information

The City of Prince Rupert understands that our community is in serious need of more housing, and for the past several years has been working to not only encourage the Province to invest in additional non-market/affordable units, and has also listed a number of City-held lots for sale in order to free up new lands for development within the City's limited urban footprint. 


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. Visit our boutique shopping district in Cow Bay, also the home of our Visitor Information Centre. Take a light lunch or snack in one of the cafes or come back for dining at night. (read more...)

Arts + 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. (read more...)

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.

Community Resources 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. (read more...)


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. (read more...)

Invasive Species and Noxious Weeds

An Invasive Species is any plant or animal species that is introduced into an environment where the species is not native. In addition to the natural environment impacts, some invasive plants can speed up the deterioration of public and private infrastructure. (read more...)

Emergency Social Services Information

During an emergency, the Emergency Social Services (ESS) team will be easily identifiable in high-visibility clothing and will provide support and referrals to families for provisions of goods and services. Here you will find contact numbers and information to help during an emergency. (read more...)