Port Edward, British Columbia

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Port Edward
District municipality
District of Port Edward[1]
Port Edward, BC from Porpoise Harbour
Port Edward, BC from Porpoise Harbour
Port Edward is located in British Columbia
Port Edward
Port Edward
Location of Port Edward in British Columbia
Coordinates: 54°14′N 130°17′W / 54.233°N 130.283°W / 54.233; -130.283
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Regional district Skeena-Queen Charlotte
 • Total 168.01 km2 (64.87 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 544
 • Density 3.2/km2 (8.4/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Website www.district.portedward.bc.ca

The District of Port Edward is a district municipality 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.


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.


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.

Pacific Northwest LNG (PNW LNG) has been proposed for Lelu Island, adjacent to the townsite of Port Edward. The project is a major joint-venture between Malaysia’s state oil and gas company, Petronas, and significant partners including Sinopec and JAPEX. This $11 billion (CAD) project, if constructed, would bring significant economic activity to Port Edward. As of fall 2015, the project is awaiting acceptance of certain construction-related matters by area First Nations.


  1. ^ "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 

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