• Come enjoy the wonders of the Pacific Northwest
  • Natural shelter provided by Digby Island
  • The deepest ice-free natural harbour in North America
  • Breathtaking natural beauty at your doorstep
  •  The land, air, and water transportation hub of BC's North Coast

Harbour Information

Located on Kaien Island, Prince Rupert is known as The City of Rainbows. Its sheltered harbour is the deepest ice-free natural harbour in North America and the third deepest natural harbour in the world. The harbour is primarily by the shelter of Digby Island, and also includes Tuck Inlet, Morse Basin, Wainwright Basin, Porpoise Harbour, as well as part of Chatham Sound which takes in Ridley Island. Our harbour is also the northwestern most port in North America linked to a railway network.

Prince Rupert became the first west coast port to join the Green Marine environmental program in 2010.


For more information on our harbour, weather reports, and tide tables, see links below:

Live Harbour Data

Detailed Sea Conditions

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather and Forecast - City Hall Station

Marine Weather - Pacific North Coast

Marine Weather - Dixon Enterance East

7 Day Tidal Projections

2016 Tide Tables


Please see below for links to several marine-related authorities and associations, as well as resources to guide you in enjoying the Northwest Coast:

Prince Rupert Port Authority

Canadian Coast Guard - Pacific Region

Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue

Department of Fisheries and Oceans - Pacific Region

AHOY British Columbia

Waggoner Cruising Guide

Canadian Border Services Agency

Boating BC Association

Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia


Emergency Information
Prince Rupert Coast Guard Radio  Marine Channel 16
Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre  1-800-567-5111