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Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert as seen from Mount Morse Image File history File linksMetadata Prince_Rupert_from_Mount_Morse_Nov_6th_2005-DSC_0725-700w. ...

Location of Prince Rupert within the Skeena-Queen Charlotte in British Columbia, Canada
Location of Prince Rupert within the Skeena-Queen Charlotte in British Columbia, Canada
Area 54.9 km²
Population 14,643 (2001)
Pop'n density 266.7 /km²
Location 54°18′43.9″N, 130°19′37.5″W
Altitude sea level metres
Incorporation March 10, 1910
Province British Columbia
Regional District Skeena-Queen Charlotte
MP Nathan Cullen (New Democratic Party
MLA Gary Coons (New Democratic Party
Mayor Herb Pond
Governing Body Prince Rupert City Council
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
Postal code V8J
Area Code +1-250
Prince Rupert.ca
Orthographic projection centred over Prince Rupert
Orthographic projection centred over Prince Rupert
BC Coast, showing Prince Rupert and Vancouver
BC Coast, showing Prince Rupert and Vancouver

Prince Rupert is a city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. It is the land, air, and water transportation hub of British Columbia's north coast, and home to some 15,302 people (Statistics Canada, 2001). Image File history File links Prince_Rupert-COA.png‎ Summary Coat of arms of Prince Rupert, British Columbia This image shows a flag, a coat of arms, a seal or some other official insignia. ... Image File history File links blank picture File links The following pages link to this file: Antioquia Boyacá Cundinamarca Bolívar Department Santander Department Atlántico Magdalena Department Amazonas Department, Colombia Arauca Caquetá Casanare Cauca Cesar Chocó Córdoba Department Guainía Guaviare Huila Department Guajira Department Meta Department Nari... Image File history File links Dot-yellow. ... Image File history File links Skeena-Queen_Charlotte_Regional_District,_British_Columbia_Location. ... Skeena-Queen Charlotte is a Regional District in British Columbia. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Altitude is the elevation of an object from a known level or datum. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) A metre or meter[1] (symbol: m) is a unit of length and the current base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Map of Canada Canada is a federation of ten provinces which, together with three territories, comprise the worlds second largest country in total area. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Flower Pacific dogwood Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... The Canadian Province of British Columbia is divided into Regional Districts, analogous to counties in other jurisdictions. ... Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of November 10, 2005. ... Nathan Cullen (born July 13, 1972) is a Canadian Member of Parliament for the riding of Skeena--Bulkley Valley in the Canadian House of Commons. ... Legislature Building in Victoria, BC The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is located in Victoria. ... Gary Coons is the MLA for the North Coast riding in British Columbia. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... A governing body is a corporate form of management. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... A Canadian postal code is a string of six characters that form part of a postal address in Canada. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... Image File history File links Orthographic_projection_centred_over_Prince_Rupert. ... Image File history File links Orthographic_projection_centred_over_Prince_Rupert. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (514x696, 39 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (514x696, 39 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Vancouver (pronounced: ) is a Canadian city in the province of British Columbia. ... Night view of Taipei City. ... Province is a name for a subnational entity. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Flower Pacific dogwood Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ...

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Location

At 54°19′N 130°19′W, Prince Rupert is situated on Kaien Island (approximately 770 km north of Vancouver), just north of the mouth of Skeena River, and linked by a short bridge to the mainland. The city is located along the island's northwestern shore, fronting on Prince Rupert Harbour. An island of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... The Skeena River is on the north coast of British Columbia, passing through Terrace. ... Prince Rupert Harbour is a large natural harbour on the Pacific Coast of British Columbia, Canada. ...


At the western terminus of Trans-Canada Highway 16 (the Yellowhead Highway), Prince Rupert is approximately 140 km west of Terrace, and 715 km west of Prince George. Trans Canada Highway over Canada Map The Trans-Canada Highway is a federal-provincial highway system that joins all ten provinces of Canada. ... The Yellowhead Highway is a major east-west highway connecting the four western Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. ... Terrace is a forestry dependent community on the Skeena River in British Columbia, Canada. ... These cutbanks on the Nechako River are Prince Georges signature natural landmark. ...


Time zone

Prince Rupert is in the Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8), and observes Daylight Savings Time from April to October. A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Daylight saving time (also called DST, or Summer Time) is the local time a region is designated for a portion of the year, usually an hour forward from its standard official time. ...


Neighbouring communities

By virtue of location, Prince Rupert is the gateway to many destinations:

The Queen Charlotte Islands (also known as Haida Gwaii) are to the west of Prince Rupert, across the Hecate Strait. Alaska is 49 nautical miles (90 km) north of Prince Rupert. Dodge Cove Wharf Dodge Cove is a small community of less than 100 people. ... Metlakatla, British Columbia, is a small community that is one of the seven Tsimshian village communities in British Columbia, Canada. ... Lax Kwalaams, usually called Port Simpson, is a First Nations village community in British Columbia, Canada, not far from the city of Prince Rupert. ... The Kitkatla are one of the 14 tribes of the Tsimshian nation of British Columbia, Canada, and inhabit a village, also called Kitkatla (sometimes called Laxklan), on Dolphin Island, a small island just by Porcher Island off the coast of northern B.C. Because of this they have sometimes been... Terrace is a forestry dependent community on the Skeena River in British Columbia, Canada. ... , Hartley Bay is a small aboriginal community on the Pacific Coast of British Columbia. ... The Queen Charlotte Islands or Haida Gwaii are an archipelago off the north-west coast of British Columbia, Canada, consisting of two main islands: Graham Island in the North, and Moresby Island in the south. ... The Haida are an indigenous people of the west coast of North America. ... Islands and major straits of the northern Pacific Northwest Coast The Hecate Strait or Strait of Hecate (Haida: Seegaay) is a wide but relatively shallow body of water separating the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) from the mainland of British Columbia in Canada. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  Ranked 1st  - Total 663,267 sq mi (1,717,854 km²)  - Width 808 miles (1,300 km)  - Length 1,479 miles (2,380 km)  - % water 13. ... A nautical mile is a unit of length. ...


History

Prince Rupert's history starts with the Tsimshian First Nations people. Archeological records and oral history suggest continuous occupation of the local area by the Tsimshian for more than 10,000 years. Members of the Tsimshian tribe enjoying a tea party near Fort Simpson, British Columbia, c. ... First Nations is a term of ethnicity used in Canada. ...

Prince Rupert, May 1910. Looking north toward Mount Morse.
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Prince Rupert, May 1910. Looking north toward Mount Morse.

Prince Rupert was founded by Charles Melville Hays, the general manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, who died on April 15, 1912 on the RMS Titanic and never managed to visit it. Mount Hays, the larger of two mountains on Kaien Island, is named in his honour, as is a local high school, Charles Hays Secondary School. Image File history File linksMetadata Prince_Rupert-May_1910-LP984-29-1759-368-700w. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Prince_Rupert-May_1910-LP984-29-1759-368-700w. ... Charles Melville Hays, sometimes spelled Hayes, (May 16, 1856 – April 15, 1912) was a railway official most famous for his role as president of the Grand Trunk Railway System. ... Grand Trunk Pacific Railway logo or herald The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) was a historical Canadian railway. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... RMS Titanic was an Olympic class passenger liner that became infamous for its collision with an iceberg and dramatic sinking in 1912. ... Charles Hays Secondary School is a public secondary school located in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. ...


Prince Rupert was incorporated on March 10, 1910, and is named after Prince Rupert of the Rhine relagating the neighbouring city of Port Essington to a ghost town. Prince Rupert was the planned western treminus for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway with many grand ideas including large passenger ships docking and tourism factoring as a major industry, but these plans were lost with Charles Hays death. Nonetheless, the city grew over the next several decades and World War II brought thousands of allied troops through the city, passing through on their journey to the Aleutian Islands and the Pacific. Following World War II, the fishing industry, particularly salmon and halibut, and forestry became the city's major economic backbone. Over the years, hundreds of students were said to have largely paid their way through school by working in the then lucrative fishing industry. In the 1960's through the 1980's, it was a common summer practice for job seekers to show up at a fish plant wearing gum boots, ready to work and be hired practically on the spot. Construction of a pulp mill began in 1947 and was operating by 1951. The construction of coal and grain terminals followed. The 1960's, 1970's and 1980's saw the construction of many amenities such as the civic centre, swimming pool, public library, golf course and performing arts centre. For a city of such a small size, Prince Rupert now had much more to offer as it transitioned from a fishing and milltown to a small city. March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria (German: Ruprecht Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog von Bayern), commonly called Prince Rupert of the Rhine, (17 December 1619 – 19 November 1682), soldier and inventor, was a younger son of Frederick V, Elector Palatine and Elizabeth Stuart, and the nephew of King... Port Essington is an inlet and historic site located on the Cobourg Peninsula in the Gurig National Park in Australias Northern Territory. ... Grand Trunk Pacific Railway logo or herald The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) was a historical Canadian railway. ... Combatants Allies: Soviet Union United Kingdom United States and others Axis Powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Franklin Roosevelt Joseph Stalin Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000,000 Total dead: 50,000,000 Military dead: 8,000... Looking down the Aleutians from an airplane. ... 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In the 1990's, both the fishing and forest industries experienced a significant downturn in economic activity. In July, 1997, Canadian fishermen blockaded the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina, keeping it in the port as a protest in the salmon fishing rights dispute between Alaska and British Columbia. As a result of the decline of primary industry, after reaching a peak population of about 18,000 in the early 1990's, people began to leave the city in search of work. Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ... A forest is an area with a high density of trees (or, historically, a wooded function as carbon dioxide sinks, animal habitats, hydrologic flow modulators, and soil conservers, constituting one of the most important aspects of the Earths biosphere. ... Economics (deriving from the Greek words οίκω [okos], house, and νέμω [nemo], rules hence household management) is the social science that studies the allocation of scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Alaska Marine Highway or the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) is a ferry service that is operated by the government of the state of Alaska in the United States. ... Malaspina can refer to: People Alessandro Malaspina, Italian explorer Places and objects, mostly named after Alessandro Malaspina Malaspina Glacier, Alaska Malaspina Provincial Park, British Columbia Malaspina University-College, British Columbia M/V Malaspina, Alaskan ferry Category: ... The Chinook or King Salmon is the largest salmon in North America and can grow to 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  Ranked 1st  - Total 663,267 sq mi (1,717,854 km²)  - Width 808 miles (1,300 km)  - Length 1,479 miles (2,380 km)  - % water 13. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Flower Pacific dogwood Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked... The primary sector of industry generally involves the conversion of natural resources into primary products. ... Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM...


While the period from 1996 to 2004 saw difficult times for Prince Rupert, including closure of the pulp mill, the burning down of a fishplant, and a significant population decline, 2005 may be viewed as a critical turning point for the city. The announcement of the construction of a container port in April 2005, combined with new owners of the pulp mill, the 2004 opening of a new cruise ship dock, the resurgence of coal and grain shipping, and the prospects of increased heavy industry and tourism shine brightly in the area's future. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Pulp Mill is a manufacturing facility that converts wood chips into a thick fibre board which can be shipped to a Paper Mill for further processing. ... The Guppy, also known as guppie (Poecilia reticulata) is one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish species in the world. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cranes are essential in large construction projects, such as this skyscraper In project architecture and civil engineering, construction is the building or assembly of any infrastructure. ... Containerization is a system of intermodal cargo transport using standard ISO containers (also known as isotainers) that can be loaded on container ships, railroad cars, and trucks. ... For other uses, see April (disambiguation). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Pulp Mill is a manufacturing facility that converts wood chips into a thick fibre board which can be shipped to a Paper Mill for further processing. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pacific Sky sails under Sydney Harbour Bridge A cruise ship, or less commonly cruise liner or luxury liner, is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the amenities of the ship are considered an essential part of the experience. ... Dock can refer to several things: Places for the transfer of people and materials to, from, or between different forms of transport or working with transport: A maritime dock. ... Coal (previously referred to as pitcoal or seacoal) is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by underground mining or open-pit mining (surface mining). ... The word grain has several meanings, most being descriptive of a small piece or particle. ... Damaged package The Panama canal. ... Heavy industry does not have a single fixed meaning compared to light industry. ... El Nido, Philippines Tourism is the act of travel for the purpose of recreation and business, and the provision of services for this act. ...


The book Unmarked: Landscapes Along Highway 16, written by Sarah de Leeuw, includes an essay about Prince Rupert entitled "Highway of Monsters". Sarah de Leeuw is a Canadian writer who wrote Unmarked: Landscapes Along Highway 16. ...


Population

Statistics Canada has recorded the following population counts in their censuses. Census agglomerations are listed in parentheses. Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ...

  • 2001 - 14,643 (15,302)
  • 1996 - 16,714 (17,414)
  • 1991 - (17,359)

2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Government

The current mayor of Prince Rupert is Herb Pond. The current councillors of Prince Rupert are Nelson Kinney, Ken Cote, Kathy Bedard, Sheila Gordon-Payne, Joy Thorkelson, and Don Tony Briglio. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ...


Prince Rupert is part of the Skeena—Bulkley Valley federal riding (electoral district). Nathan Cullen is the current Member of Parliament for the riding, and is a member of the New Democratic Party. Skeena—Bulkley Valley is a federal electoral district in British Columbia, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004. ... In the British Isles since Anglo-Saxon times, a riding is traditionally a sub-division (especially in three) of a county, in Australia analogous. ... Nathan Cullen (born July 13, 1972) is a Canadian Member of Parliament for the riding of Skeena--Bulkley Valley in the Canadian House of Commons. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The New Democratic Party (NDP) (Nouveau Parti Démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a social democratic philosophy and moderate democratic socialist tendencies that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ...


In the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Prince Rupert is a large portion of the North Coast riding. Gary Coons is the current Member of the Legislative Assembly. He is a member of the New Democratic Party of British Columbia. The NDP traditionally has strong support in the region. Legislature Building in Victoria, BC The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is located in Victoria. ... Gary Coons is the MLA for the North Coast riding in British Columbia. ... A Member of the Legislative Assembly, or MLA, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to the Legislature or legislative assembly of a subnational jurisdiction. ... The New Democratic Party of British Columbia is a democratic socialist political party in British Columbia, Canada. ...


Electoral district

Prince Rupert is represented in parliament through the seat of the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District. States currently utilizing parliamentary systems are denoted in orange and red—the former being constitutional monarchies where authority is vested in a parliament, and the latter being parliamentary republics whose parliaments are effectively supreme over a separate head of state. ... Skeena-Queen Charlotte is a Regional District in British Columbia. ...


Industry

Prince Rupert currently relies on the fishing industry, port, and tourism; however from 1951 to 2001 Prince Rupert also benefited from the Watson Island Pulp Mill, located less than 14 kilometers outside of the city.


Seaport

Prince Rupert's sheltered harbour is the deepest ice-free natural harbour in North America. Situated at 54° North, the harbour is the northwestern most port in North America linked to the continent's railway network. Located on the Great Circle Route between eastern Asia and western North America, the port is the first inbound and last outbound port of call for cargo ships. Prince Rupert Harbour is a large natural harbour on the Pacific Coast of British Columbia, Canada. ... An icebreaker navigates through young (1 year) sea ice Sea ice is formed from ocean water that freezes. ... A natural harbor is a landform where a body of water forms a harbor. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... A great circle is a circle on the surface of a sphere that has the same diameter as the sphere, dividing the sphere into two equal hemispheres. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... A cargo ship or freighter is any sort of ship or vessel that carries goods and materials from one port to another. ...


Passenger ferries operating from Prince Rupert include BC Ferries' service to the Queen Charlotte Islands and to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, and Alaska Marine Highway ferries to Ketchikan, Juneau and Sitka and many other ports along Alaska's Inside Passage. The Prince Rupert Ferry Terminal is co-located with the city's train station, from which VIA Rail offers a thrice-weekly passenger train called The Skeena, connecting to Prince George and Jasper, and through a connection with The Canadian to the rest of the continental passenger rail network. British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. ... The Queen Charlotte Islands or Haida Gwaii are an archipelago off the north-west coast of British Columbia, Canada, consisting of two main islands: Graham Island in the North, and Moresby Island in the south. ... Port Hardy is a small community in British Columbia, Canada located on the north-eastern coast of Vancouver Island. ... Vancouver Island is separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia and the Queen Charlotte Strait, and from Washington by the Juan De Fuca Strait. ... The Alaska Marine Highway or the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) is a ferry service that is operated by the government of the state of Alaska in the United States. ... Ketchikan (IPA: ) is the fifth-largest city in terms of population in the U.S. state of Alaska. ... Juneau redirects here. ... Sitka City and Borough is a borough located on the west side of Baranof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean, in the state of Alaska. ... Part of the Inside Passage. ... VIA Rail Canada (also referred to as VIA Rail and VIA; pronounced vee-ah) is an independent Crown corporation offering intercity passenger rail services in Canada. ... These cutbanks on the Nechako River are Prince Georges signature natural landmark. ... Jasper, Alberta Jasper is a town within Jasper National Park in the Canadian province of Alberta. ... VIA Rail Canadas The Canadian The Canadian is a Canadian transcontinental passenger train originally operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway. ...


The Prince Rupert Port Authority is responsible for the port's operation. The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) is a port authority operating as a not-for-profit Crown corporation of the Government of Canada. ...


Airport

Prince Rupert Airport (YPR/CYPR) is located on Digby Island. Its position is 54°17′10″N, 130°26′41″W, and its elevation is 35 metres above sea level. The airport comprises one runway, one passenger terminal, and two aircraft stands. Access to the airport is typically achieved by a bus connection that departs from two locations in downtown Prince Rupert (Cow Bay and Highliner Hotel) and travels to Digby Island by ferry. The airport is served by Air Canada and Hawkair from Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Prince Rupert Airport, (IATA: YPR, ICAO: CYPR), is located 5. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... Runway 13R/31L of El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá, D.C. Aerial picture of a runway of Chennai International Airport, Tamil Nadu A runway is a strip of land on an airport, on which aircraft can take off and land. ... An airport terminal is a building at an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes. ... Air Canada, Canadas largest airline and flag carrier, has its corporate headquarters in Montreal, Quebec and was founded in 1937. ... Hawkair is a regional airline operating in British Columbia. ... Vancouver International Airport (IATA: YVR, ICAO: CYVR) is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 15 kilometres driving distance from downtown Vancouver. ...


Prince Rupert is also served by the Prince Rupert/Seal Cove Water Aerodrome. Local seaplane flights use this facility with regularly scheduled and charter flights to nearby villages and remote locations. Prince Rupert/Seal Cove Water Aerodrome, (IATA: ZSW, ICAO: CZSW), is located adjacent to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada and is home of the Podunk Band First Nation See also Prince Rupert Airport Prince Rupert/Digby Island Water Aerodrome References Water Aerodrome Supplement. ... A DeHavilland Single Otter floatplane in Harbour Air livery. ...


Weather

Prince Rupert is known as "The City of Rainbows", as it is Canada's wettest city, with an annual precipitation of 2,500 mm (Statistics Canada, 1999). It is also regarded as the municipality in Canada which receives the least amount of sunshine annually. Winters are relatively mild for the latitude (even January does not average below freezing), although frosts and blasts of cold arctic air from the northeast are not uncommon. Summers are cool, with daytime temperatures averaging less than 20 degrees Celsius. Wind speeds are relatively strong, with prevailing winds blowing from the southeast. There is ample precipitation throughout the year, but autumn is the wettest season. Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ... Southeast is the ordinal direction halfway between south and east. ...


Snowfall is not uncommon, but it is not heavy either and rarely remains on the ground for any extended length of time. It is primarily in the form of hail, which, according to Dr. Lyons, at San Jaoquin College is very unusual in Orographic regions. He surmises its due to the low coastal clouds that build up and the aforementioned winds.


Tourist brochures boast of Prince Rupert's "100 days of sunshine".


Communications

Telephone, mobile, and Internet service are provided by CityWest (formerly CityTel). CityWest is owned by the City of Prince Rupert. CityWest provides long-distance telephone service, as does TELUS. CityWest, formerly known as CityTel, provides wireline and cellular telephone and internet services in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. ... TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a telecom company from Canada, the countrys second-largest telecommunications carrier after Bell Canada, with C$8. ...


In September 2005, the city changed CityTel from a city department into an independent corporation named CityWest. The new corporation immediately purchased the local cable company, Monarch Cable Systems, expanding CityWest's customer base to other northwest British Columbia communities. Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Flower Pacific dogwood Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked...


Tourist attractions

Prince Rupert is a central point on the Inside Passage, a route of relatively sheltered waters running along the Pacific coast from Vancouver, British Columbia to Skagway, Alaska. It is visited by many cruise ships during the summer en route between Alaska to the north and Vancouver and the Lower 48 to the south. Part of the Inside Passage. ... This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. ... Broadway Avenue, Skagway, in the 1970s. ... The continental United States refers (except sometimes in U.S. federal law and regulations) to the largest part of the U.S. that is delimited by a continuous border. ...


Prince Rupert is also the starting point for many wildlife viewing trips including whales, eagles and grizzly bears. The Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear sanctuary features one of the densest remaining populations in North America; tours can be arranged by water or air (using float planes) departing from Prince Rupert. A DeHavilland Single Otter floatplane in Harbour Air livery A seaplane is an aircraft designed to take off and land on water. ...


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Prince Rupert, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1626 words)
At the western terminus of Trans-Canada Highway 16 (the Yellowhead Highway), Prince Rupert is approximately 140 km west of Terrace, and 715 km west of Prince George.
Prince Rupert was founded by Charles Melville Hays, the general manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, who died on April 15, 1912 on the RMS Titanic and never managed to visit it.
Prince Rupert was incorporated on March 10, 1910, and is named after Prince Rupert of the Rhine relagating the neighbouring city of Port Essington to a ghost town.
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