History Of Prince Rupert
Prince Rupert, the city of Rainbows. Set on the North Coast of one of the most beautiful Harbours and natural surroundings. Your fishing adventure starts in the 3rd largest natural deep sea port in the world, with over 500 miles of open ocean between Prince Rupert and Vancouver. You can image the sights and wonders you will see nestled in the remote area of Prince Rupert.
The city of Prince Rupert is situated on Kaien Island, at the mouth of the Skeena River. It was founded on March 10th 1910, by Charles Hayes, the president of Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. In his thoughts he destined Prince Rupert to be the size of Vancouver. During World War Two the small city served a very important post for both Canadian and American troops. Over 150,000 troops passed through Prince Rupert. If you tour around the City you can hike to different areas that still house old war bunkers and war gun turrets.
One of the advantages of Prince Rupert is the size of the harbour. Being the third largest in the world, the Company Mehr, has decided to take over the container port, turning Prince Rupert’s port into the second largest in Canada. Construction is set for the beginning of 2005.
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