Prince Rupert

a seaport and railway terminus in W British Columbia, in W Canada. 14,754.

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      city, on Kaien Island in Chatham Sound, western British Columbia, Canada. It lies near the mouth of the Skeena River on the Pacific coast, 934 miles (1,503 km) northwest of Vancouver. Named in 1906 for Prince Rupert, first governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, it began as a tent town and developed after 1914 as the terminus of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (later the Canadian National Railway). In the 1970s it became the western terminus of the Yellowhead Highway from Edmonton, Alta. Prince Rupert's ice-free harbour serves the lumbering, mining, and agricultural areas of northern British Columbia and is also used by the Alaska Marine Ferries and the British Columbia Ferry System. Salmon and halibut fishing and processing are important. The city has cold-storage plants and pulp mills. An airport is on nearby Digby Island. During World War II, Prince Rupert served as a marshaling and supply base for Allied forces in the Aleutians and the mid-Pacific. The Museum of Northern British Columbia in the city has a notable collection of Haida Indian carvings. Inc. city, 1910. Pop. (2006) 12,815.

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