Invest in Port Edward
British Columbia, Canada
A Wealth of Residential and Marine Development Opportunities
Economic Development Contact
Tel: 250-627-5138 |
The Port Edward townsite was laid out in 1908 when the Grand Trunk Railway decided to expand their operations to the North Coast of British Columbia. Speculators began to purchase large blocks of land in the area and the community began to flourish. Currently, Port Edward is an ideal location for marine-based organizations to conduct business.
Port Edward is a small community located on the mainland, south of Prince Rupert, and west of Terrace. The District itself consists of approximately 18,387 hectares, bordered by the Skeena River, Inverness Passage, and mountains north of Highway 16. It is accessible by road and by water.
Because of its proximity to Prince Rupert, the residents of the community area able to take advantage of the employment opportunities and services available in Port Edward and in Prince Rupert, while enjoying the advantages of living in a small community.
The District encompasses two provincial parks, an ecological reserve and a major historical site at North Pacific Cannery. Outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant, and include fresh-water and salt-water sport fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, and boating. Because of its time-honoured presence, west coast native culture is a prominent feature of the area.
Local Infrastructure Projects
Community Economic Development Contact
Economic Development Officer Prince Rupert and Port Edward Economic Development Corporation
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Port Edward
Chamber of Commerce Contact
Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce
Community Futures Contact
Community Futures Pacific Northwest