North America’s Gateway
Prince Rupert is located at the continental end of the Trans Canada High on the north coast of British Columbia just south of the Alaska panhandle, approximately 715 km from Prince George and 1500km from Vancouver by road.
Prince Rupert is blessed by its location as the northern most year-round ice-free, deepest natural harbour in North America. Along with being 500 miles closer to Asia with unparalleled rail service, Prince Rupert presents natural advantages for the shippers.
Also due to its geographic location, Prince Rupert is also a unique tourism destination. It is a gateway to both river and ocean fishing, the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, hiking and camping options, ferry travel to Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii and Alaska, as well as distinct cultural offerings throughout the region. It is also a stop on the route of many Cruise offerings.