Port Edward, British Columbia

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Port Edward, BC from Porpoise Harbour

The District of Port Edward is a town of approximately 577, located on the North Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

It is situated on the Tsimpsean Peninsula, opposite Ridley Island, 15 km (9 mi) south of Prince Rupert.

Directions[edit]

West of Port Edward is Prince Rupert, British Columbia (16). East of Port Edward is Terrace, British Columbia (136), Kitimat, British Columbia (199), and Prince George, British Columbia (707).

Highway 599[edit]

Until 2010 there had never been a highway running through Port Edward. It was designated in 2010 and ends at the junction of Highway 16.

Economy[edit]

At one time sustained by the numerous canneries in the area, many Port Edward residents now work in the forestry and fishing industries, some of whom commute to Prince Rupert. Tourism is also a mainstay of the economy. There is a cannery village museum at Port Edward.

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Coordinates: 54°14′N 130°17′W / 54.233°N 130.283°W / 54.233; -130.283