Invest in Stewart

British Columbia, Canada

Canada's Most Northerly Ice Free Port

The District of Stewart is strategically placed as a naturally deep sea port on British Columbia’s north coast. Stewart was founded as a mining community and grew to 20,000 plus people in the early 1900’s and saw another boom again in the late 1960’s with the opening of the Granduc Mine. The port of Stewart has always been a source of interest with it being a direct access route to Asia and the Pacific and is used by both the forest and mining industries as a viable transportation route.

Land is readily available in three separate zones (residential, commercial and industrial) and corresponding tax information can be obtained from the municipal office. The community commercial centre is a mere two blocks away from the waterfront and contains a variety of small businesses and tourism developments. The District of Stewart owns and maintains five parks within the municipal boundaries, two of which are located on the main commercial street. Visitors coming to Stewart enjoy the scenic downtown core, the estuary boardwalk, an expansive hiking trail system, the close proximity to glaciers and the bear viewing platform. The mild pacific climate makes Stewart a perfect location for both summer and winter activities. 

Summer time allows for outdoor hiking adventures and community wide events, such as International Days and the Bearfest, while winter snowfalls bring Heliskiing and snowmobiling to the community.

Stewart’s port delivers easy and fast access to Asian Pacific markets and is a viable alternative to Prince Rupert and Vancouver, shorter turnaround times and private loading and storage facilities make Stewart BC the Port of Choice in Northern BC.


Local Infrastructure Projects

    • Modernization of Community Events Centre
      The District of Stewart undertook a major community infrastructure project, establishing an events centre in the Al Lawrence Arena. This project has added a modern events space and small conference facility.
    • Trail, Campground, and Main Street Enhancements
      To enhance the community's main street while also enhancing Stewart's local trail network that allows residents and visitors to walk along the tidal flats, the municipality undertook major upgrades to local trails, developed a new campground, and beautified the mainstreet.


Community Economic Development Contact

Chief Administrative Officer

Community Contacts


Galina Durant
District of Stewart Investment-Ready Profile

Chamber of Commerce Contact

Stewart and Hyder International Chamber of Commerce
Tel: 250-636-9224

Community Futures Contact

Ken Guenter
Community Futures 16/37
Tel: 250-635-5449