Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port of Prince Rupert has demonstrated the critical role it plays not only in Canada’s economic prosperity, but also in the resiliency of its supply chains. Disruptions and congestion experienced during the past year in southern British Columbia and other North American west coast ports have accentuated the need for additional capacity in Prince Rupert.

The Port of Prince Rupert was not immune to the headwinds that the entire supply chain industry faced. Annual cargo volumes declined in 2021, with 25 million tonnes of cargo moving through the Gateway. While the container and dry bulk lines of business experienced declines in their tonnage, the propane terminals saw an increase in volume - AltaGas’ Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal had a 29% increase year-over-year, and the commissioning of Pembina’s Prince Rupert Liquid Bulk Export Terminal on Watson Island added new volume to the Gateway.

The decrease in various lines of business only reinforces the need to sustainably grow and diversify the port complex in order to create stability during times of natural market fluctuations. And the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) did just that in 2021 - working diligently on plans to diversify and expand the Port’s capabilities to enable Canadian trade. Several projects are underway to enhance the intermodal ecosystem, including the expansion of DP World’s Fairview Container Terminal, the Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor, and work to advance state-of-the-art import and export logistics facilities. The Vopak Pacific Canada project continued to work through its environmental assessment and required authorizations to support a potential Final Investment Decision in 2022.

Our partnerships with local Indigenous communities, northern BC stakeholders, and the Gateway workforce throughout the Highway 16 region is the foundation of our shared success. Over the past decade, the movement of goods through the Prince Rupert Gateway and employment in port-related industries that support it have more than doubled. This growth is a testament to the 3,700 people working directly in trucking and logistics, rail, marine and terminal operations, as well as the 2,400 others employed in businesses that service and support port-related operations. We thank them for their hard work and commitment. The Gateway workforce’s skills and dedication are contributing to the ever-growing reputation of the Port of Prince Rupert and northern BC as the most innovative and competitive trade gateway in North America.

With global trade in a critical time of transition, supply chains in flux, and pressure mounting to decarbonize, the Prince Rupert Gateway is poised to help Canada’s economy reap the benefits more than ever before. A world-class labour force, combined with investments in leading technologies, smart infrastructure, best practice environmental management and the lowest carbon emission intensity in North America, have all positioned the Gateway as Canada’s leading edge for international trade. By committing to investing in strategic infrastructure, diversifying cargoes and sustainably growing capacity, Prince Rupert is ready to handle the needs of today and the future.

More than ever, we would also like to thank PRPA’s team of dedicated staff, the people propelling our innovation and track record of success.

We encourage you to view our full Annual Report here for a more detailed review of our 2021 activities.


Shaun Stevenson President & CEO
Frans Tjallingii Board Chair
Board of Directors
Frans Tjallingii John Farrell Kenneth Clayton
Jennifer Clarke Peter Lantin
Rita Andreone Beverly Clifton Percival


The Prince Rupert Advantage

Prince Rupert has a magnified impact on global trade for a community of 12,000 people. The reasons for this start with the geography of our harbour and its natural advantages. When connecting North America to the Asia Pacific, no other port can match Prince Rupert.

Perfect position

Prince Rupert is 1-2 days closer to Asia than any other West Coast port. That means less fuel, less risk, and more reliable performance.

Direct Access

Following a shorter transit across the Pacific Ocean, commercial vessels and their cargoes enjoy safe, efficient access to Prince Rupert's world-class terminals.

Room to Grow

Prince Rupert is home to the deepest natural harbour in North America and is among the deepest in the world. It remains ice-free year-round. Combined with direct access to trans-Pacific shipping lanes, we have room to safely manage growth.

Efficient Reach

CN's rail network offers premium reach into North America’s resource economies and consumer markets, while on the flattest available grade through the Rockies.

Building on those advantages, the Port of Prince Rupert and its partners have created a track record of excellence in Trade, Community Impact, Safety, and Sustainability.



Decline in port-wide volume to 25.04 million tonnes


Increase in total combined LPG export


Decrease in total volume handled at Ridley Terminals Inc.


Decrease in wood pellet export volume


Decrease in bulk grain export volume


Decline in container volume handled at Fairview Terminal

Fairview Expansion southern expansion

The next phase of DP World-Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal’s expansion got underway, with early site work beginning in late Q1 2021. Marine dredging and in-fill work continued throughout the year. The project aims to reposition the truck gate and reconfigure the container yard to increase efficiency and expand the terminal’s capacity to 1.6 million TEUs.

New crane arrives

As part of DP World-Prince Rupert Fairview Container Terminal’s current expansion, a new crane arrived in June 2021 after a month-long journey from Shanghai. The quay crane, which is the largest of its kind in Canada, is equipped to service the largest vessels afloat today and has an outreach of 25 containers. It took 18 months to construct and is the eighth crane at Fairview Terminal.

Fairview Connector construction nears completion

Extensive work was completed on the Fairview Ridley Connector Corridor in 2021, a new five-kilometre private haul road, with two additional rail sidings. Construction on the critical piece of infrastructure has been undertaken by the Coast Tsimshian Northern Contractors Alliance, a local First Nations joint venture. The route will provide private access for drayage between transload facilities and Fairview Container Terminal. The road is set to be paved and operational by July 2022.

Developing import and export logistics

In 2021, PRPA made strides towards the expansion of its intermodal ecosystem and the development of large-scale import and export logistics operations. Preliminary work continued on the Ridley Island Export Logistics Project, a port infrastructure project designed to host integrated large-scale bulk transload facilities, integrated large-scale breakbulk facilities and an integrated off-dock container yard. A Final Investment Decision is expected in 2022. PRPA also continued to work with the Metlakatla Development Corporation on the South Kaien Island Import Logistics Project, with groundworks commencing in early 2021.

Wolverine Terminals begins construction

In October 2021, Wolverine Terminals ULC formally announced Final Investment Decision on its Marine Fuel Terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert and work began to prepare the new site. The rail-serviced facility and marine operations are scheduled to be operational by Q1 2023 and will be the first-ever marine fuel distribution service at the Port, potentially reducing the number of vessels routing south to refuel.

Pembina official opening

Commissioning of Pembina’s Prince Rupert Terminal was completed in March 2021, with the first shipment of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) destined for international markets loaded in April 2021. Located on Watson Island, the small-scale terminal has the potential to move 25,000 barrels per day. The LPG export facility will strengthen supply chains, increase competitiveness for Western Canadian producers and advance the nation’s position as a supplier of low-cost energy.


Building Economic Prosperity

Natural attributes paired with industry-leading innovation and efficiency have translated into years of solid performance for Prince Rupert—and the promise for much more in the years to come.

$60 billion

$60 billion in annual trade moved through the port *based on 2020 data

$1.4 billion

$1.4 billion in economic activity generated in northern British Columbia

3,700 direct jobs

3,700 direct jobs in port-related businesses

$360 million

$360 million in direct wages

$147 million

$147 million in government revenues, including over $12 million for local governments

Overall volumes drop

The Port of Prince Rupert faced a 23 percent decline in overall cargo volumes compared to 2020. The setbacks were largely due to unprecedented global supply chain strain and industry-specific issues impacting exports from Ridley Terminals, which lost a key coal customer, and Prince Rupert Grain Terminal, which faced fewer shipments because of a poor crop year for producers. Other terminals saw stronger performances. AltaGas’ Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal shipped 1.49 million tonnes and Pembina’s Watson Island LPG Bulk Terminal exported 370,525 tonnes between April and December. Westview Pellet Terminal, owned and operated by Drax Group, had a strong year, exporting 1.44 million tonnes of wood pellets. DP World-Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal’s volume declined slightly to 1,054,836 TEUs handled through the year.

Economic Impact Study

A new Economic Impact Assessment, conducted on behalf of the recently established Prince Rupert Gateway Council – a group comprised of the employers, industries, and labour organizations that make up the trade Gateway – found employment in port-related activities has more than doubled over the past decade. The study revealed work in the marine, terminal, rail, trucking, and logistics sectors through the Gateway directly supported 3,700 jobs, up three percent from 2018 levels. The average annual wage for a fulltime worker directly employed by a gateway business rose by 14 percent to approximately $95,000. Overall, the direct Gateway workforce earns a total of $360 million annually, which helps support local communities throughout the northwest and advance the nation’s position as a supplier of low-cost energy.

New express services

Recognizing market demand for fast and reliable service, DP World-Prince Rupert, COSCO, and CN, worked together to offer priority speed service between Shanghai and Toronto. The first train was built and left Fairview Terminal on October 29, 2021, after the COSCO XIN CHONG QING berthed at Prince Rupert and was unloaded via expedited service. This new priority train service is in addition to the Shanghai to Chicago express service launched in September 2021.

Supporting supply chains amid flooding & washouts

In November 2021, as historic weather events severed key supply chains in southern British Columbia, PRPA worked in partnership with supply chain partners to provide assistance to ease transportation issues and support recovery. The Port’s east/west corridor through BC and Alberta remained fluid throughout the ordeal, providing critical linkages for supplies between BC and the rest of the country. Some cargo was redirected amid the emergency, with shipments of coal and grain exports routed through the Port of Prince Rupert.

Northern BC Export Profile

Through a funding partnership with Northern Development Initiative Trust, PRPA published an interactive web platform that illustrates the critical role that international exports play in underpinning local economies in communities from the Cariboo region to the Yukon border. Combined production values of the region’s forestry, mining, petrochemical and agricultural sectors was $17 billion in 2019, down from $19.8 billion in 2018. The Northern BC Export Profile aims to broaden visibility for community, business and economic policy leaders on the diverse resource export industries and serve as an important tool to identify new export and economic development opportunities for the region. Find out more about the Northern BC Export Profile at Northern BC Export Profile.


Operational Excellence

A coordinated effort between the Prince Rupert Port Authority and its many partners ensures management over every vessel, ensuring round-the-clock safeguards. The result has been the evolution of a global reputation for navigational safety. As the number of vessels calling on the Port continues to grow, maintaining that reputation continues to be a top priority.

352 vessel calls

A decrease of 15.4% from 2020

6,924 hours

6,924 hours of coverage for Harbour Patrol vessels

1 vessel incident

Nov 24, 2021 vessel incident occurred due to adverse weather conditions. No injuries, environmental damage, or cargo loss took place.


11 local mariners equipped with Class B AIS units


300+ seafarers vaccinated at mobile clinic at Northland Cruise Terminal

MSC vessel grounding response

Adverse weather put the Port of Prince Rupert's marine safety partners to the test on the afternoon of November 24, 2021, when a container vessel became grounded during an intense windstorm. The MSC Altair broke free from its moorings at Fairview Container Terminal and was pushed east toward Digby Island. Working together, SAAM Towage, BC Coast Pilots, Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada, PRPA, and other marine organizations coordinated a swift emergency response that helped prevent any injuries or damage to the environment.

Scotch Cap & Fairwind response

In September 2021, the Scotch Cap and Fairwind, two derelict vessels that had been illegally abandoned on PRPA property in Port Edward, came off their moorings in stormy weather, and the former became grounded. PRPA coordinated with Canadian Coast Guard to secure the vessels and mitigate damage to the surrounding area through continuous monitoring. The Scotch Cap was later demolished and removed by PRPA contractors. Canadian Coast Guard is handling the remediation of the Fairwind as part of the federal government’s Abandoned Boats Program.

New measures for Very Large Gas Carriers

In summer 2021, PRPA implemented new safety practices for Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) calling on Prince Rupert, shifting the Port’s dedicated VLGC anchorage in the outer harbour from Anchorage 9 to Anchorage 27. The report that recommended this change was conducted on behalf of PRPA to address concerns about the propensity of VLGCs to drag anchor in high winds.

New wind and wave monitoring

In collaboration with the Pacific Pilotage Authority, MarineLabs and CoastScout, PRPA launched a new sensor near Triple Island in early 2021. It provides Pilots and vessel operators with reliable data on current conditions, so they can assess the situation as they prepare to board incoming or disembark outgoing ships. Though it is located outside PRPA’s navigable waters, the data collected from the monitoring device will play an important role in informing future marine safety practices at the Port of Prince Rupert, particularly regarding potentially delaying vessels if wind speeds reach a certain threshold.

Equipping local vessels with AIS

In 2021, PRPA installed 11 Automatic Identification System (AIS) units on local commercial vessels that operate in Prince Rupert year-round. PRPA’s annual operations budget includes funds to equip between 10 to 15 vessels each year with the GPS technology that allows them to be identified by other vessels and marine safety partners like Canadian Coast Guard. Since launching the program in 2016, PRPA has provided 55 Class B AIS units to local mariners.

Providing direct support for seafarers

PRPA has come to the aid of seafarers visiting the community in numerous ways, addressing both their physical and mental health. PRPA was part of an initiative that included Northern Health, Ceres Terminals, BC Chamber of Shipping, Immunize BC, and various shipping agents, that aimed to provide free vaccinations to mariners calling on BC ports. Through this program, more than 2,200 vaccinations were delivered to seafarers either on board their vessels or on shore. In Prince Rupert, PRPA’s Harbour Patrol team helped shuttle more than 300 mariners from their ships to a mobile immunization clinic at Northland Cruise Terminal. To help lift spirits, PRPA also teamed up with volunteers from the Seafarers Mission to revive their annual BBQ on the International Day of the Seafarer. Following strict health and safety protocols, nine mariners came ashore for a special meal and celebration. PRPA’s Harbour Patrol crew also continued their holiday tradition of delivering special packages to all the ships at anchor on Christmas Eve.


Responsible Growth

One trade we'll never make: exchanging our future for short-term gain. Our current success is rooted in decades of ambitious yet practical planning and is reflected in the careful consideration we apply to every project and program we activate. The result is a growing gateway that supports an extensive workforce, abundant opportunities and a robust regime of environmental safeguards.

3.8531 kg/tonne

GHG intensity at inventory boundary

-14% NOx

Decrease in NOx intensity (kg/t) within PRPA jurisdiction since 2010

-74% PM2.5

Decrease in PM2.5 intensity within PRPA jurisdiction since 2010

-94% in SOx

Decrease in SOx intensity within PRPA jurisdiction since 2010

30% of vessels

Percentage of unique vessels qualifying for Green Wave program

3,190 tonnes

GHG emissions avoided by 28 vessels that qualified for Green Wave through RightShip’s GHG rating criteria

Green Wave Award recipients

Four companies have been honoured for their outstanding participation in PRPA’s Green Wave environmental incentive program for their 2021 performance. They include intermodal shipping companies COSCO Shipping Lines and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, liquefied gas shipping company Navigator Gas LLC, and BC Ferries. The Green Wave program rewards shippers by offering discounted harbour fees to vessel owners who voluntarily invest in sustainable practices. Commercial vessels are scored on air emission controls and underwater noise reduction measures and allotted savings through a tiered system. In 2021, there were 163 vessel calls that met the strict criteria to qualify for the Green Wave program, including ten different vessels that qualified for the top tier and earned the greatest savings on each call.

Installing shore power for ships at berth

PRPA, DP World, and BC Hydro collaborated to install shore power infrastructure at Fairview Container Terminal. This will allow container vessels to use hydroelectric power while at berth and shut down their main engines, significantly cutting the ship’s emissions. This project is a key part of PRPA’s Carbon Reduction Strategy, which aims to shrink emission intensity by 30 percent by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050. Once the infrastructure is fully operational, emissions savings from shore power are expected to account for half of PRPA’s aggressive reduction target.

Seal Cove habitat restoration work

To compensate for fish habitat impacted by the development of the Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor, PRPA has overhauled a waterfront site in an area of Prince Rupert that has suffered decades of degradation from industrial activity. Through a partnership with the City of Prince Rupert, PRPA has undertaken $4 million in restoration work to regenerate the Seal Cove Salt Marsh including regrading the intertidal areas and transplanting eelgrass and other aquatic vegetation.

Toboggan Creek Hatchery upgrades

Efforts to improve and monitor wild Coho and Chinook salmon stock productivity in northwest BC have received a significant financial boost from PRPA’s Skeena River Salmon Enhancement Program. The Toboggan Creek Salmon & Steelhead Enhancement Society received $60,000 to help upgrade aging infrastructure at the Toboggan Creek Hatchery northwest of Smithers. These improvements have ensured the volunteer-led organization can carry on their operations safely and sustainably for years to come and allows them to continue to directly contribute to Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s management of Pacific Northwest salmon fisheries.

Bat monitoring project

During the Environmental Effects Evaluation for the Ridley Island Export Logistics Project, the review noted the potential presence of the Little brown myotis. This species of bat is considered endangered in North America due to the spread of white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that is prevalent in eastern Canada, but has not impacted populations in BC. In 2020, PRPA’s Sustainability team initiated an acoustic monitoring program to observe and record activity of the Little brown myotis around future development sites. In the next phase of the project, PRPA is installing bat habitat features to provide shelter for local Little brown myotis to roost.


Commitment to Community

The success of our trade gateway results in continuous improvements to the health and cohesion of northwest British Columbia. We take pride in ensuring our operations reflect local values and that a significant portion of our resources are allocated back into our communities. To achieve this, we have created programs and initiatives that keep residents informed about port activities and provide funding and support to local organizations and projects that contribute to long-term community vitality.

$15.8 million

$15.8 million committed to the Community Investment Fund since its inception


$728,050 invested into 10 completed Community Investment Fund projects


12,332 visitors to the Port Interpretive Centre


281 local children fed daily through the Breakfast Club of Canada program


3,200 visitors to pop-up Ecology Centre at Northland Cruise Terminal

Donation Station benefits local groups, honours residential school survivors

PRPA launched a new community fundraising initiative for the 2021/22 Central Interior Hockey League season, benefiting residential school survivors and numerous local non-profit groups. Teaming up with the Prince Rupert Rampage hockey team, PRPA staff set up a Donation Station at each Rampage home game and more than $4,000 was collected from hockey fans. PRPA matched the donations, and the monies were divided between the Indian Residential School Survivors Society and local organizations that support Indigenous culture and youth. On top of that, PRPA continued its annual Goals for Giving Hope campaign, donating $2,200 to the Prince Rupert Salvation Army, representing $100 for each Rampage goal scored on home ice.

Providing nutritious meals to local youth

In collaboration with School District 52 and other local industry partners, PRPA has continued to help fund the Breakfast Club of Canada program, ensuring as many local children as possible have access to a nutritious morning meal in a safe and secure environment. First launched in Prince Rupert in 2019, the nationwide initiative is now in seven North Coast area schools, feeding upwards of 280 students each day. After a long hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, in late autumn 2021, PRPA staff were able to resume in-school visits to help not only provide the food, but also to prepare and serve it to students.

Highlighting community safety

In November 2021, PRPA hosted a community safety event outside Northland Cruise Terminal, bringing together multiple emergency response agencies and volunteer-led groups that serve Prince Rupert and the surrounding area. Members of the Prince Rupert Ground Search & Rescue, Prince Rupert Fire Rescue, RCMP, and Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue showed-off their emergency vehicles and vessels, inviting members of the community to take an up-close look at the various specialized equipment. It was the first in-person, public event hosted by PRPA since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. PRPA has made numerous contributions to local community safety partners through its Community Investment Fund, supporting search and rescue teams on both land and sea.

North Coast Ecology Centre pop-up

PRPA provided the North Coast Ecology Centre Society with the space to host a special pop-up exhibit. The non-profit group set up aquariums and other educational displays in Northland Cruise Terminal, inviting members of the public to have an up-close look at different aquatic life found in the waters around Prince Rupert. Over the course of 16 days in July and August, the Pop-up Ecology Centre welcomed 3,200 visitors.

Essential supplies delivered to Gitxaala Nation

In February 2021, PRPA’s Harbour Patrol crew and maintenance team loaded both of PRPA’s Harbour Patrol vessels, the AMWAAL and Charles Hays, with thousands of pounds of food and critical supplies. The cargo was delivered to the village of Lach Klan, approximately 60 kilometres south of Prince Rupert. This was the third in a series of special deliveries arranged to support Gitxaala Nation during the COVID-19 pandemic, when health and safety restrictions created immense challenges in transporting goods to the First Nation’s community.

Helping revive KidSport in the community

PRPA has helped fund the local chapter of KidSport, a nationwide organization that provides grants to families to help cover the costs of registration fees, so that all kids aged 18 and under can participate in organized sports. In addition to making an annual $7,500 commitment to KidSport Prince Rupert, PRPA helped the volunteer-led organization get off the ground in the community by co-sponsoring a fundraising dinner event in December 2021. With this support, the Prince Rupert chapter was granted official status in January 2022.

Investing in local labour and recruitment

PRPA partnered with Community Futures Pacific Northwest and the City of Prince Rupert to launch the ‘Make Prince Rupert Home’ initiative. The website and accompanying social media campaign was developed to support labour and recruitment efforts for local businesses. Providing a place to connect job seekers from around western Canada to local businesses, Make Prince Rupert Home’s website and social channels also offer extensive information about the community and local amenities, providing prospective workers and their families with a glimpse of what life is like on the North Coast.

Sound system transformed

A new digital sound system has been installed at the Lester Centre of the Arts in Prince Rupert, opening a new range of artistic possibilities for the many performances and community events that take place at the theatre. The new components replace the original infrastructure that had been in place since the theatre first opened in 1987. This extensive upgrade was made possible through a partnership between PRPA’s Community Investment Fund and Prince Rupert Performing Arts Society, with PRPA covering $103,000 of the costs.

Investing in Community Safety

Prince Rupert Ground Search and Rescue is equipped with a new specialized vehicle that transforms how volunteers conduct their emergency operations. The non-profit society’s new mobile command centre was made possible through a $125,300 contribution from PRPA’s Community Investment Fund. Modelled on proven designs used by other Search and Rescue teams in Northwest BC, the new mobile command centre enhances PRGSAR’s ability to provide critical support during emergencies.

Chatham House Roof Revitalization

Chatham House, one of Prince Rupert’s most iconic architectural landmarks, has undergone the first phase of a revitalization project aimed at protecting the multi-use building from the elements. This portion of the project was made possible through a partnership between the PRPA’s Community Investment Fund and the Museum of Northern British Columbia, with additional funding from the complex’s strata partner Gitxaala Nation. PRPA’s $125,000 commitment helped cover the cost of replacing gutters and installing new copper and metal flashing to preserve the building’s northwest Indigenous architecture.

SeaBins catch ocean waste

Six floating trash skimmers have been deployed at marinas around Prince Rupert as part of a project led by the Rainmakers Interact Club, a group of civic-mind youth who volunteer their time and efforts to improving their community. The SeaBin project is part of a global initiative reduce ocean pollution by collecting floating waste, surface contaminants and small plastic particles. PRPA’s Community Investment Fund pledged $27,500 to acquire the devices and distribute them to locations around the harbour.

Specialized Medical Equipment

Doctors at the Women’s Wellness and Colposcopy Clinic at Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrrace now offer more services to patients thanks to a $19,500 contribution from PRPA’s Community Investment Fund. The new OmniScope Hysteroscopy and Fluent Fluid Management System was purchased through a partnership with the Dr. REM Lee Foundation. Having access to this specialized equipment saves patients from travelling outside the region for critical diagnostic and follow-up treatments.

Supporting Food Security

Prince Rupert’s historic Sunken Gardens has been equipped with a new green house, which is used as a teaching facility for the community. The Prince Rupert Garden Club teamed with PRPA’s Community Investment Fund on the project to promote sustainable gardening and food security. The green house provides a place for community members to learn how to grow their own herbs and vegetables. The bounty grown there is shared with local non-profit groups.

Friendship House modernization

The entrance and reception area at Friendship House of Prince Rupert has become more functional, secure, and welcoming for the thousands of clients who visit the facility each year. PRPA’s Community Investment Fund put $62,500 towards extensive upgrades to the space as part of a multi-phase modernization project aimed at making it safer and more accessible.

Accessible playground breaks down barriers

The new playground at Lax Kxeen Elementary School is outfitted with inclusive equipment, thanks to a $70,000 contribution from PRPA’s Community Investment Fund. Developed through a partnership with the Lax Kxeen Parent Advisory Council, the space provides a place for children of all ages and abilities, as well as their families, to explore and play. The specially selected equipment also offers unique opportunities for occupational therapy in a fun, informal environment.

Cancer Care Unit overhauled

The Cancer Care Clinic at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital has undergone a full-scale renovation. PRPA’s Community Investment Fund committed $100,000 to the project, which was led by the North Coast Health Improvement Society. The upgrades addressed limitations of the previous space like poor sight lines, isolation of physician from patients and staff, an unwelcoming chemotherapy room, and limited space to accommodate accompanying family and friends.

Pump track for all ages and abilities

Through a partnership with the Terrace Off Road Cycling Association (TORCA), PRPA’s Community Investment Fund contributed $84,000 to the construction of a new cycling pump track in the heart of Terrace. Designed for riders of all ages and abilities to use, the track breaks down barriers for cyclists who want to build their confidence before setting out on the trails. The pathway’s dips and banks are paved with asphalt, making the track more durable and suitable for most of year.


Employing Fiscal Integrity

Sound financial management drives the responsible stewardship of our resources. PRPA’s financial performance is a critical factor that enables investment back into critical port infrastructure, expansion of our economic and employment base, and the community partners that make the north coast a better place.

Each year, the Prince Rupert Port Authority releases its financial statements. These figures detail our organization’s commitment to the sound and effective use of our assets, year after year.


$63.6 million Total Revenue


$38.2 million Total Expenses


$26.0 million Net Income


$432.6 million Total Assets


$42.2 million Capital Expenditures


$1.5 million Income reinvested into the Community Investment Fund

Bright Future


The team at the Prince Rupert Port Authority continues to work to build a better Canada by growing trade. Thank you to our local communities, our shippers, supply chain partners, terminal operators, service contractors, and everyone else who made 2021 a success in each of those areas. A special thank you to all of the people at the terminals, on the water, and on the trains and trucks that are moving Canada’s trade through the Port of Prince Rupert. Together, we are Canada’s leading edge.


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