Box 1093 Prince
Rupert, BC V8J 4H6 - Email:
Rupert lies on
North Pacific coast of Canada
just 25 miles south of the border with Alaska. This
small port city of 13,000 people enjoys a
moderate coastal climate and boasts the deepest year-round ice-free
harbour in North America. The city
was initially built by visionaries
in the early 1900s as a freight railway terminus connecting to the huge
harbour for shipments overseas. In past
years this port primarily served the thriving commercial fishery and
industries. During WW 11 the port was a strategic military base for
of American and Canadian servicemen.
Then came a pulp mill, British
Columbia and Alaskan Ferry terminals, and
with the ocean and the rich local Tsimpsean culture.
In recent years the building of bulk freight
and container port facilities have revived the dream of a major railway
terminus and shipping centre.