The Port of Prince Rupert was not immune to supply chain headwinds in 2022 resulting in a drop in cargo volumes for the second consecutive year, with 24.6 million tonnes of cargo moved through the Gateway. The slight year-over-year decrease reflects the mounting challenges brought on by multiple disruptions affecting trade through the port, including production challenges, rapidly changing global energy demands, supply chain congestion, and geopolitical and economic uncertainty amid a highly competitive shipping landscape over the past 12 months.

The flow of trade through the Prince Rupert Gateway has a direct impact on the economy not only locally, but throughout northern BC, the province, and Canada as a whole. The decrease experienced by various lines of business only highlights the need to continue to diversify the port complex to create a gateway that is sustainable, resilient, and steady through market fluctuations. Conversely, the strong 2022 performance that was witnessed in LPG exports, wood pellet exports, and cruise validates the diversification that has occurred over the past decade.

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) and its partners continued that work in 2022 – laying the foundation to diversify and expand the Port’s capabilities to enable Canadian trade. Focusing on evolving the services and capacities of the Port of Prince Rupert, including projects currently in development such as container terminal and logistics service expansions, as well as the growth and diversification of existing terminals and the creation of new export facilities needed to support Canada’s role in global energy security. As these projects reach critical decision points, 2023 will define the future of the Prince Rupert Gateway.

The Port has the opportunity to secure over $2 billion in new project investment, which represents supply chain capacity and resiliency for Canada, and new employment, economic opportunity and tax base for the local community and surrounding region. PRPA’s commitment to realizing a vision of a competitive, diverse, sustainable gateway will ensure we continue to build a better Canada, and a better Prince Rupert, by growing trade.

We are honoured to operate on the lands and waters of the Sm’algyax speaking Ts’msyen people and work with Indigenous communities to develop meaningful relationships and take steps to ensure our joint values are reflected in a shared vision for the future.

That future includes working towards a greener, more sustainable port and shipping industry through environmental initiatives that minimize impacts, develop technology and innovation, and lead the maritime industry to adapt to global climate priorities.

None of this would be possible without the people working in the gateway industry who support ongoing and future operations. Their skills and dedication continue to solidify Prince Rupert as one of the most productive and innovative gateways in North America.

We would like to thank PRPA’s team of dedicated staff, the people propelling our success and our future.

We encourage you to visit our full Annual Report online here for a more detailed review of our 2022 activities.


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


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 24.6 million tonnes


Increase in total LPG export volumes


Decrease in total coal export volumes


Increase in wood pellet export volumes


Decrease in bulk grain export volumes


Decrease in container volume handled at Fairview Terminal


Increase in cruise passenger volumes over 2019

Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor activated

The Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor officially opened in August 2022, linking DP World's Fairview Container Terminal with future transloading sites on Ridley and South Kaien Islands. The 5-kilometre private haul road and two additional rail sidings were constructed by Coast Tsimshian Northern Contractors Alliance, a First Nations joint venture, in PRPA’s largest infrastructure project to date. The road is a critical component of the Port’s growing intermodal ecosystem, enabling greater efficiency and competitive advantages for the trade gateway. By rerouting container truck traffic away from public roadways, the Connector Corridor improves public safety, decreases road congestion, and shortens truck travel distances, significantly reducing commercial truck emissions.

Fairview Terminal southern expansion completed

In July 2022, DP World added 250,000 TEUs of capacity to Fairview Container Terminal, increasing overall capacity to 1.6 million TEUs and making it the second largest intermodal terminal in Canada. The project included expanding the terminal footprint, adding an eighth crane, and installing a new truck gate at the southern end of the facility, linking it to the newly constructed Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor. A second stage of expansion will focus on extending the terminal to the north and reconfiguring the layout to reach 1.8 million TEUs of capacity.

Second Container Terminal feasibility assessment

Looking to potentially double the Port's intermodal capacity over the next decade, PRPA and DP World entered into a two-year agreement to assess the feasibility of an innovative new container terminal, with capacity for up to 2 million TEUs. The proposed project represents the continued advancement of PRPA’s intermodal master plan, which outlined the potential for an additional container terminal south of the existing Fairview Terminal. Various studies have begun on the proposed site, with a key focus on the steps required to minimize potential environmental and community impacts, improve the resilience of Canadian supply chains, and ensure the project’s full integration into the Port's intermodal ecosystem.

Wolverine Terminals berth completed

In Q3 2022, construction was completed on the marine berth for the Wolverine Terminals' marine fueling facility, located south of Westview Terminal in the inner harbour. Construction also commenced on the rail and fuel distribution barges that will be delivered from Vietnam mid-2023. The project will introduce marine fuel delivery service at the Port of Prince Rupert, enabling cargo vessels anchored or berthed in the Port to fuel locally.

Trigon begins work on second berth

Trigon Pacific Terminals Ltd. (formerly Ridley Terminals Inc.) began early works on a second berth that will allow the Terminal to accelerate its cargo diversification strategy and double capacity. Trigon received federal government support with a $75 million commitment from the National Trade Corridors Fund to enable the $163 million expansion. The project will help to support the global energy transition and provide a stronger connection between western Canadian exporters and expanding global markets.


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 move 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

Annual cargo volumes dip amid market volatility

Annual cargo volumes at the Port of Prince Rupert dropped 2 percent year-over-year, reflecting the mounting challenges brought on by supply chain disruptions affecting imports and exports, rapidly changing energy demands, geopolitical tensions, and an increasingly globally competitive shipping industry. DP World Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal saw a 2 percent decrease in its intermodal volumes in 2022. Growth was hampered due to congestion at inland ports that impacted operations and fluidity in Q2 and Q3. Trigon Pacific Terminals, formerly Ridley Terminals Inc., moved over 7 million tonnes through its coal terminal, a 3 percent decrease over 2021. A poor crop year contributed to Prince Rupert Grain experiencing a challenging start to 2022 and resulted in the terminal shipping over 3.2 million tonnes of agricultural products, a 9 percent drop year-over-year.

Growing demand for energy products

Demand for western Canadian energy products remained strong in 2022, with AltaGas’ Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal shipping 1.7 million tonnes, a 17 percent increase over 2021. Pembina’s Watson Island LPG Bulk Terminal entered its second year of operations, handling over 538,000 tonnes, a 45 percent jump year-over-year. Drax’s Westview Wood Pellet Terminal saw a 6 percent increase in volumes, with over 1.5 million tonnes shipped to markets in Europe and Asia.

Vopak Pacific Canada Project reaches significant milestones

The Vopak Pacific Canada Project, recently renamed as the Ridley Energy Export Terminal or REEF, received final determination of its Federal environmental effects evaluation review in November 2022. Federal authorities determined, in accordance with the requirements of Section 67 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 and Section 82 of the Impact Assessment Act, that the proposed large-scale bulk liquids terminal is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. This project received its Environmental Assessment Certificate from BC's Environmental Assessment Office in April 2022.

Robust return and bright future for cruise tourism

After a two-year hiatus, cruise tourism rebounded at the Port of Prince Rupert in 2022, marking the busiest season in over a decade. Nearly 41,000 passengers transited through the Port, a 230 percent increase over 2019 volumes. Cruise tourism boosted the local economy, with approximately $3.5 million in direct consumer spending in the community. In Q4, PRPA also announced a 10-year terminal operating agreement with Global Ports Holding Plc. (GPH), the world’s leading independent cruise port operator. GPH will manage Northland Cruise Terminal, as well as oversee all cruise scheduling, passenger services, and shore excursion programming at the Port of Prince Rupert as of the 2023 cruise season.

Expanding transloading capabilities

Significant strides were made in developing two transloading facilities that are critical to the expansion of the Prince Rupert Gateway’s intermodal ecosystem. The Ridley Island Export Logistics Project is designed to host integrated large-scale bulk and breakbulk transload facilities, and an integrated off-dock container yard which will collectively support more than 400,000 TEUs of export transload capacity each year. Preliminary earthworks have begun on the South Kaien Import Logistics Park, which is located on 60 acres owned by Metlakatla Development Corporation. The Park will be used for large scale cross dock and warehousing facilities which will enable over 100,000 TEUs of import transload capacity, with opportunities for expansion in the future.


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.

390 vessel calls

An increase of 10.8% from 2021

1765 hours

1,765 hours of coverage by Harbour Patrol vessels


12 local mariners equipped with Class B AIS Units in 2022


70 local mariners equipped with Class B AIS Units since 2017


2 unlawfully abandoned derelict vessels removed from local waters

Multi-agency emergency response training

In March 2022, PRPA partnered with Canadian Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue - Station 64 Prince Rupert, Coastal Nations Coast Guard Auxiliary from Gitxaala Nation, Prince Rupert Fire Rescue, RCMP West Coast Marine Services, and Coastal RCMP Emergency Health Services to test their collective emergency operations skills. Nearly 60 people took part in the two-day training session, working from both land and sea to run through the hypothetical scenario of responding to a vessel in distress. This was the first large inter-agency drill held in Prince Rupert Harbour since the pandemic began.

Enhancing marine safety qualifications

Members of PRPA’s Harbour Patrol gained new certifications and expanded experience levels to improve their ability to respond to safety and security needs around the Port of Prince Rupert. In 2022, several crew members earned Marine Emergency Duties Domestic Vessel Safety and Small Vessel Machinery Operator qualifications. Two other Harbour Patrol members earned 60 Ton Master qualifications, and the Harbour Patrol Supervisor gained an Oil Transfer Operation (SOTO) qualification in anticipation of the opening of Wolverine's Marine Fueling Facility in 2023. As the Gateway continues to expand and diversify cargo, it is essential that marine and land operations teams are continuously building their skillsets and adding new marine accreditations to support the safe transit of vessels.

New protocols for container ships

PRPA collaborated with DP World Prince Rupert to establish new protocols for vessels at berth, as well as ultra large container vessels arriving and departing from Fairview Terminal. High wind and tug escort simulations were carried out to inform the new requirements. The new protocols were introduced after an incident involving the MSC Altair, a container vessel which broke from its moorings in extremely high winds in November 2021. No injuries, environmental damage, or cargo loss occurred, however, PRPA and its partners initiated further regulations to reduce the chances of a similar incident taking place again.

Abandoned vessels removed

Two abandoned derelict vessels were removed from Porpoise Harbour, ensuring they no longer pose a threat to public safety or the environment. The Scotch Cap and Fairwind were unlawfully moored at a site under PRPA jurisdiction when they went adrfit in adverse weather in fall 2021. The Scotch Cap ran aground and PRPA undertook responsibility for remediation of the vessel and cleanup of the surrounding site. It was deconsructed and scrapped in February 2022. The Fairwind was also stabilized and secured, and Canadian Coast Guard took responsibility for its disposal, which was completed in October 2022.

Waterfront fire training

As part of their shared commitment to public safety, PRPA teamed up with Prince Rupert Fire Rescue in September 2022 for a joint training exercise to practice responding to a waterfront fire emergency. Crews from both organizations tested their skills using the water cannon on the deck of PRPA’s Harbour Patrol vessel, AMWAAL, dousing a simulated fire dockside at Northland Cruise Terminal. Firefighters also practiced pulling fire hoses through the terminal and gangway and conducting a search operation in the customs hall on the north side of the facility.

Small vessel search training

PRPA partnered with Canadian Border Services Agency and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to enhance Port security through on-the-water training. In June 2022, 15 officers from the two federal agencies took part in a small vessel search training session aboard PRPA’s Harbour Patrol vessels. The groups reviewed and practiced the protocols for boarding and searching vessels of all sizes, including private, fishing, and commercial vessels.


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.

3.97 kg CO2e/tonne

GHG intensity at inventory boundary

-1% NOx

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

-71% PM2.5

Decrease in PM2.5 intensity within PRPA jurisdiction since 2010

-93% in SOx

Decrease in SOx intensity within PRPA jurisdiction since 2010


Percentage of unique vessels qualifying for Green Wave program


Percentage of total vessel calls qualifying for Green Wave Program

34,092 kg

GHG emissions avoided through use of shore power

Seal Cove Salt Marsh rehabilitation

As part of PRPA’s commitment to mitigating the impacts of port activity on the surrounding environment, a unique habitat compensation project was completed in 2022. The Seal Cove Salt Marsh was revitalized to offset the construction of the Fairview-Ridley Connector Corridor. The $4 million project overhauled the shoreline and marine riparian areas around Seal Cove to attract fish and other wildlife. This included transplanting 4,794m2 of eelgrass gathered from locations around the Port - enough to cover over three official NHL-size hockey rinks. PRPA also took advantage of the opportunity to incorporate community benefits into the project, constructing a new lighted, waterfront pathway and bridge, picnic tables, and seating areas for residents and visitors.

Shore Power in full operation

Vessels can now power down their main generators and rely on shore power while moored at Fairview Container Terminal. In December 2022, the system was activated at the north berth and equipment was upgraded at the south berth to allow vessels to plug-in to dockside power connections. This electrical infrastructure is a critical component of PRPA’s carbon reduction strategy and is forecast to eliminate nearly 30,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually, as well as other air emissions related to vessel exhaust from the local airshed; a reduction that is equivalent to removing over 6,500 typical passenger vehicles from the road.

New monitoring station opens

PRPA expanded its network of environmental monitoring stations in 2022, opening a new facility on Sunset Drive in Port Edward to track levels of NOx, PM10 and PM2.5 in the local airshed. The station data is available through the BC Provincial air quality portal. This is the third land-based monitoring station operated by PRPA. The others are installed at Fairview and Westview, adjacent to the terminals.

Climate Change Risk Assessment

Over three years, PRPA worked with its partners through the Port Environmental Stewardship Committee to complete a climate change risk assessment. Funded through Transport Canada’s Transportation Asset Risk Assessment Initiative, the committee examined a range of possible climate change impacts on the Prince Rupert Trade Gateway through climate impact modeling. The final phase of the project was completed in 2022 and considered a number of adaptation opportunities to address potential climate-related challenges in the future. The project included a collaboration with the National Research Council, who developed a new wave and storm surge tool for the Pacific coast.

Protecting whales on the North Coast

PRPA is a lead partner in the North Coast Cetacean Research Initiative, a conservation program led by Ocean Wise. The information gathered through the program is used to inform knowledge of seasonal cetacean abundance and distribution, and supports several applied research projects. In 2022, field researchers documented 158 individual humpback whales and collected 78 targeted eDNA samples. With the help of citizen scientists, 1,116 whale, dolphin and porpoise sightings were shared through the Whale Report app – a 47 percent increase over 2021. Mariners also received 152 real-time alerts through the Whale Report Alert System, helping reduce disturbances and avoid striking whales.

Supporting Skeena wild salmon

PRPA contributed to two unique projects that support research and monitoring of salmon populations in the Skeena River estuary and its tributaries. The funds were allocated through PRPA’s Skeena River Salmon Enhancement Program, an initiative established in 2019 to provide $1 million in financial support to projects that increase salmon productivity and the maintenance and rehabilitation of habitat in the Skeena River watershed. Through a partnership with Lax Kw’alaams Fishing Enterprises Ltd., PRPA contributed $70,142 toward the Multi-Year Juvenile Salmon Habitat and Eulachon Inventory Study. Further upstream, PRPA partnered with the Chicago Creek Community Environmental Enhancement Society to provide $24,000 to support the monitoring of Pink and Coho populations at Mission Creek, a tributary of the Bulkley River which flows into the Skeena.

Top marks for environmental performance

2022 marked PRPA’s 12th year of participation with Green Marine, a voluntary environmental certification program for the marine industry that encourages participants to reduce their environmental footprint by taking concrete actions. The program is a rigorous, transparent, and inclusive initiative that addresses key environmental issues through targeted performance indicators. In 2022, PRPA achieved the highest possible scores for the following performance indicators: Greenhouse Gases and Air Pollutants, Environmental Leadership, Community Impacts, and Community Relations. All results are verified and published every two years by accredited external auditors to achieve Green Marine certification. In 2022, PRPA also worked with BMO Radicle to calculate and verify its carbon footprint. Carbon credits were obtained from a BC-based carbon management solutions firm, including offsets that benefit BC’s Great Bear Rainforest. PRPA has been carbon neutral since 2015 through a combination of reduction of its GHG footprint and offsetting the remaining emissions.


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.

$17.5 million

$17.5 million committed to the Community Investment Fund since it's inception

$1.2 million

$1.2 million invested into 9 completed Community Investment Fund projects


22,667 visitors to the Port Interpretive Centre


282 youth fed daily in Prince Rupert schools through Breakfast Club of Canada


2,457 books mailed to children in Prince Rupert through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library


Individual grant applications approved by KidSport Prince Rupert

Celebrating Earth Day at Seal Cove

PRPA partnered with the City of Prince Rupert and the North Coast Ecology Centre Society to host a community Earth Day event at the newly revitalized Seal Cove Salt Marsh. More than a dozen local organizations and volunteer groups took part in the inaugural family-friendly event, offering hands-on educational activities for children and youth. The Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery, Ocean Wise, Ecotrust Canada, and Parks BC were among the many participants. The celebration also included an official welcome and opening ceremony for the Salt Marsh, with a performance by Amma Go'od Gyetm Maaxii.

Reconnecting with community at public events

As COVID-19 restrictions were lifted and in-person events returned, PRPA’s Community and Indigenous Relations teams, as well as members of the Harbour Patrol travelled to communities across Northern BC. PRPA sponsored and attended numerous community festivals, exhibitions, and conferences, including Prince Rupert Seafest and Winterfest, National Indigenous Peoples Day, Friendship House Block Party, Gitxaala Career Fair, Terrace Riverboat Days, Pioneer Day in New Hazelton, Bulkley Valley Exhibition in Smithers, Nation2Nation, BC Summer Games in Prince George and many more.

Serving the most important meal of the day

Through the ‘Eat, Play, Learn’ initiative, PRPA continued to support the Breakfast Club of Canada (BCC), a non-profit program that helps provide nutritious meals to youth. In 2022, BCC helped feed an average of 282 students each day in School District 52 schools. As part of their ongoing commitment to the program, PRPA and other port partners collaborated with SD52 to prepare and serve special pancake breakfasts for students and staff at each public school in Prince Rupert in November and December 2022.

Enabling participation in organized sports

With financial support from PRPA, the KidSport Prince Rupert chapter marked its first full year of operations in 2022 by approving 43 individual grants to local families, enabling their children to take part in a variety of sports. KidSport is a nationwide non-profit organization committed to ensuring all children have the chance to participate in organized sports. PRPA’s commitment to KidSport is a key component of its ‘Eat, Play, Learn’ initiative.

Leading reading sessions

PRPA staff shared their passion for books with some of the youngest residents in the community. In late 2022, PRPA visited Strongstart early childhood education centres to read with children, their families and caregivers. This initiative was launched to help encourage registration in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a free book gifting program devoted to inspiring a love of reading in young children. Through its ‘Eat, Play, Learn’ initiative, PRPA partners with North Coast Literacy Now to fund this program locally, providing every child 5 years of age and under with a new, age-appropriate book each month. In 2022, 2,457 books were mailed to children in Prince Rupert.

Celebrating community arts & culture

To honour the 35th anniversary of the Lester Centre of the Arts, PRPA helped sponsor a gala event celebrating the history of the Prince Rupert landmark. Capping off three consecutive nights of entertainment, PRPA proudly presented 'A Night of Rock n' Roll' showcasing local talent. Over the past decade, PRPA's Community Investment Fund has committed $492,500 to projects that enhance the city-owned facility, with numerous upgrades including a new digital sound system, lighting, stage, lobby flooring, and roof.

Curling Centre revitalization

The Prince Rupert Curling Centre is safer and more accessible after undergoing several critical infrastructure upgrades. PRPA’s Community Investment Fund partnered with the Prince Rupert Curling Club, providing $290,417 towards the project. The enhancements included replacing the facility's aging ammonia-based refrigeration system with a more efficient and cost effective freon-based system. The Club also renovated the adjacent Bob Rudderham Hall, which is used for dozens of community events each year, adding a lift and updating the kitchen and washrooms to become wheelchair accessible.

Greater access to the slopes

PRPA’s Community Investment Fund partnered with My Mountain Co-op to complete two critical projects that improve operations at Shames Mountain and offer new opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to access the winter recreation area. PRPA committed $240,000 to the installation of a new conveyor lift that is designed for people of all skill and mobility levels. The lift also enables the operation of new snow tubing lanes, which allow a broader range of guests to experience the thrill of the hill. PRPA also contributed to improvements to the access road and parking, enhancing safety and allowing for greater capacity at the mountain.

Equipping new gymnastics facility

The Prince Rupert Gymnastics Association’s new training centre is now the best equipped gymnastics facility in northwest BC, providing enhanced opportunities for recreational and competitive athletes alike. Receiving a $135,736 contribution from PRPA’s Community Investment Fund, the Gymnastics Association was able to fill its new 12,000 square foot space with a variety of top-of-the-line gymnastics equipment including a full-size spring floor, tumble track, air pit, spotting blocks, bars and rings, and mats and pads. Having this equipment enables the organization to expand its enrollment and programming at all levels, including further developing the boys’ and competitive programs, as well as host competitions, special events, and camps.

New accessible school playground

Children attending Ecole Roosevelt Park Community School and living in the surrounding neighbourhood have a new playground to explore, with equipment designed to enable greater inclusivity and collaboration. The project was led by the Roosevelt Park Community School Parent Advisory Committee and developed with $220,000 in funding from PRPA’s Community Investment Fund. This marks the second time the two organizations have worked together to create a new community asset for the benefit of youth and families in Prince Rupert. The new playground features several pieces of equipment that enable group play and provide children opportunities to develop motor planning and problem-solving skills and strengthen equilibrium, balance, and muscle tone.

Extensive upgrades to Friendship House

The Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert (FHAPR) partnered with PRPA’s Community Investment Fund to enhance safety, security, and accessibility for staff and the thousands of clients who visit the Friendship House each year. After working together to complete a new community kitchen in 2019 and full lobby restoration on the first floor of the facility in 2021, FHAPR and PRPA shifted focus to the main stairwell and second story. Several key programs and services are located in this section of the building, including the Culture Room, staff kitchen, computer lab used for employment and skills training, administrative offices, and childcare areas that host parent and tot groups. With new electrical infrastructure, lighting, windows, drywall, and flooring throughout, these important spaces are now safer, brighter, and more accessible for all users. The total cost of the project was $253,660, with PRPA contributing $126,830.

Gitga’at First Nation’s community kitchen modernized

PRPA’s Community Investment Fund collaborated with the Gitga’at First Nation to upgrade and expand a cooperative community kitchen in the heart of Txalgiu (Hartley Bay). The project enables larger-scale food production and opens new culinary training opportunities for people of all ages in the community. The modernized space also strengthens food security and supports traditional cultural values and practices by providing a more suitable venue for transferring knowledge and processing sustainable resources, such as plants, fish, and animals, harvested by the Nation. With a more efficient floorplan and upgraded fixtures, surfaces, and appliances – including new stainless-steel countertops, LED lighting, cabinetry, flooring, commercial-grade dishwasher, freezer, and a pair of convection ovens – the space is better equipped to accommodate different groups and families and handle bigger tasks.

Lax Kxeen Elementary School outdoor classroom

A new outdoor classroom has opened a world of new learning opportunities for Lax Kxeen Elementary School students and the surrounding community. The covered structure was built through a partnership between PRPA’s Community Investment Fund and School District 52. The sheltered space is located next to the school’s accessible playground, which was developed through a previous Community Investment Fund collaboration. The outdoor classroom encourages students and educators to take their lessons outside, where they can experience their surroundings in a unique, safe, and accessible environment, and provides a new place for local daycares and other community groups to meet for outdoor activities, rain or shine.


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.


$66.02 million Total Revenue


$37.99 million Total Expenses


$30.59 million Net Income


$468.13 million Total Assets


$22.12 million Capital Expenditures


$1.65 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 2022 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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