Port Kells

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Port Kells
Port Kells is located in Greater Vancouver Regional District
Port Kells
Port Kells
Location of Port Kells within Metro Vancouver
Coordinates: 49°10′00″N 122°42′00″W / 49.16667°N 122.70000°W / 49.16667; -122.70000Coordinates: 49°10′00″N 122°42′00″W / 49.16667°N 122.70000°W / 49.16667; -122.70000
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
RegionLower Mainland
Regional DistrictMetro Vancouver
Town CentreGuildford
 • MayorDoug McCallum
 • MP (Fed.)Ken Hardie (Liberal)
 • MLA (Prov.)Garry Begg (NDP)
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)

Port Kells is a neighbourhood of Guildford, a town centre in Surrey, British Columbia. The neighbourhood is located in the northeastern sector of Guildford, and is adjacent to the Fraser River and west of Walnut Grove, Langley. It has two major components: a large rural southern portion located south of Highway 1, and a section north of the highway that consists mostly of industrial parks.


Port Kells was founded in 1889 as the Township of Port Kells, and was established by two Irish pioneers, both named Henry Kells, though unrelated. It was originally intended as a port and was laid out in 1890 by the Royal Engineers.[1]

In the early 1960s, the Trans-Canada Highway was built through Port Kells. Since the 1970s, the highway has provided a neat distinction between the industrial northern portion and the rural and residential southern portion of the community.


Industrial developments in North Port Kells occurred after 1970.[citation needed] In 2005, plans surfaced for development of the neighbourhoods southern portion, which called for a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial uses from its present rural condition.[2]


  1. ^ "Surrey Community Profile - Port Kells". Surrey Archives. City of Surrey. Archived from the original on June 2, 2009. Retrieved June 6, 2009.
  2. ^ "South Port Kells General Land Use Plan" (PDF). City of Surrey. May 30, 2005. Retrieved March 5, 2019.

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