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 Home > Travel BC > BC Cities and Towns >  Yellowhead Hwy > Port Edward

Port Edward
Port Edward is located 15 km (9.4 miles) south of Prince Rupert towards Terrace on Hwy 16. Look for the sign post near the Galloway Rapids Bridge.

Port Edward Businesses
Some local businesses in Port Edward include a local grocery store called Bayview Market, gas store and a campground called Kinnikinnick Campground and RV Park which is situated on the north side of town.

Plentiful Sea Life
As you enter the town, make sure you look for the fishery located there. Count how many crab nets there are outside the building at the Aero Trading Company ATC plant on on Skeena Drive. Quite a large number; this gives you an idea of how plentiful the sea life is. During the fishing season the place is alive with action.

200 Canneries
At least 200 canneries operated around here during the boom of the fishing industry but unfortunately because of market and cost conditions they all ended up closing with North Pacific Cannery being one of the last to be open.

The North Pacific Historic Fishing Village
The North Pacific Historic Fishing Village is located along scenic Inverness Passage near the mouth of the Skeena River. North Pacific was in operation from 1889 to 1958, with a short reprise in 1972 for one more season.

Getting to the Cannery
To get to the historic North Pacific Cannery once at once your at Port Edward look for the signs then drive 6 km (3.8 miles) south past town on Skeena Drive to the historic site.

Launching your boat
For launching your boat, use the no-cost boat ramp that's available at Porpoise Harbour. This is a great spot with tables and cutting boards ready for your fish. This place is really convenient and has washrooms there. The fishing grounds are close by in Chatham Sound and are just excellent.

Fisher Point
If you want to relax and enjoy the sights along the waterfront go the lookout point situated at Fisher Point. The view is located on Skeena Drive across from the Lions Memorial Park. Fisher Point was named in the memory of Norman E. Fisher an inspiration and great community volunteer in Port Edward.

Lions Memorial Park
If you have time take the short walk into Lions Memorial Park where you can also find some wood benches and beautiful views of the Port Edward waterfront.

Recreational vehicles
For recreational vehicles owners, make sure you use the free sani-dump that is provided by the local townsfolk. Excellent clean facility fresh water is available and with great access off and on the highway.

Provincial Parks
There is also a couple of provincial parks nearby to Port Edward called Dianna Lake where you can find swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking opportunities and Prudhomme Lake where you can find a campground. Kitson Island and Kitson Islet all part of Kitson Island Marine Park is located at the mouth of the Skeena River 5 km (3 miles) south of Port Edward.

Bear Country
Just remember if you are enjoying the countryside around Port Edward, please remember this is Bear Country as is the rest of BC. Try to avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel comfortable with bears around. There is also the possibilities of encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe and practice good outdoor wildlife procedures.

Information on Port Edward



Port Edward
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Inverness Cannery
Inverness Cannery


Historic North Pacific Cannery
Historic North Pacific Cannery


Port Edward Boat Launch
Port Edward Boat Launch


Skeena Drive
Skeena Drive


Towards the Skeena River
Towards the Skeena River


Fishing Boat at Port Edward
Fishing Boat at Port Edward

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