Talk:Prince Rupert, British Columbia

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The US Coast Guard is a military branch unlike the Canadian counterpart. I referred to it as such as the tension reported by the press is usually along the lines of gunboat diplomacy and fishing rights in the Dixon Entrance. One example of the US showing of their military muscle was in a PBS special. A US secret submarine mission meant to sneak through the Hecate Straight but they were discovered by the Canadian Coast Guard. ~Lucky Day

Map is wrong...[edit]

It appears to be of a Regional District, or...federal riding? This is not a point-location map as with other BC towns; I've never liked the basemap used for these anyway, but Prince Rupert does definitely not include the Charlottes...Skookum1 07:10, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

The yellow rectangle marking the city location wasn't very obvoius on that map. It should be clear now, with a dot overlaid on the regional district map. Qyd(talk)15:14, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Merge Prince Rupert Harbour?[edit]

Should Prince Rupert Harbour be merged under the Transport-Seaport section? I think it should... Sebastian32 03:23, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Weather section[edit]

Uh, "City of Rainbows"? You have to have sunshine to have that a city slogan? It should state it that way; "known as" implies/states that other people know the sobriquet; I'm from BC and I don't. A similar rain-country pitchline is "Rainbow Country" for the Chilliwack-Upper Fraser Valley area. At least they have more than 100 days of sunshine. Which brings me to teh family from South Africa who were granted asylum in Canada so their sunlight-allergic kids could play outside (i.e. in Prince Rupert). I don't have a cite or I'd add the story.Skookum1 (talk) 12:52, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

The unofficial slogan of Prince Rupert is "The City of Rainbows". This is because of all the rain, especially light showers in the summer (with sunshine). Prince Rupert has visible rainbows on almost everyday of the year including double and triple rainbows on some days!

cool pic[edit]

  • I wuz lookin' in BC Archives and found this very cool pic. If used, license after trimming off frame can be {{pd-Canada}}. [ This] is the description of the image..Skookum1 (talk) 21:17, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Harbour data[edit]

Some data of designed maximal capacity and actual traffic, both for containers and other goods, would be a good addition here. states a design capacity of 500,000 TEU/year. But giving only the design capacity without the actual traffic would be rather odd, IMHO.

--Pjacobi (talk) 17:21, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

"The" Great Circle Route[edit]

I'm not grasping the meaning of the reference to "the" great circle route. The article states:

"Located on the Great Circle Route between eastern Asia and western North America..."

and later:

"It is located along the Pacific Great Circle Route between Asia and the west coast of North America;..."

But this seems incorrect. According to,

"For any two points on the surface of a sphere there is a unique great circle through the two points."

Which means that Prince Rupert is not unique in being on a Great Circle path from Asia.

Also, I can't find reference to a "Pacific Great Circle Route" going through Prince Rupert. I found this map of a "North Pacific Great Circle Route" but even that passes south of Canada.

I think the referenced parts of the article should be removed or cited. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:23, 22 January 2015 (UTC)