Port Edward is located 15 km (9.4 miles) south of Prince
Rupert towards Terrace on Hwy 16.
Look for the sign post near the Galloway Rapids Bridge.
Some local businesses in Port Edward include a local grocery store
called Bayview Market, gas store and a campground called Kinnikinnick
Campground and RV Park which is situated on the north side of town.
As you enter the town, make sure you look for the fishery located
there. Count how many crab nets there are outside the building at
the Aero Trading Company ATC plant on on Skeena Drive. Quite a large
number; this gives you an idea of how plentiful the sea life is.
During the fishing season the place is alive with action.
At least 200 canneries operated around here during the boom of the
fishing industry but unfortunately because of market and cost conditions
they all ended up closing with North Pacific Cannery being one of
the last to be open.
North Pacific Historic Fishing Village
The North Pacific Historic Fishing Village is located along scenic
Inverness Passage near the mouth of the Skeena River. North Pacific
was in operation from 1889 to 1958, with a short reprise in 1972
for one more season.
to the Cannery
To get to the historic North Pacific Cannery once at once your at
Port Edward look for the signs then drive 6 km (3.8 miles) south
past town on Skeena Drive to the historic site.
launching your boat, use the no-cost boat ramp that's available
at Porpoise Harbour. This is a great spot with tables and cutting
boards ready for your fish. This place is really convenient and
has washrooms there. The fishing grounds are close by in Chatham
Sound and are just excellent.
want to relax and enjoy the sights along the waterfront go the lookout
point situated at Fisher Point. The view is located on Skeena Drive
across from the Lions Memorial Park. Fisher Point was named in the
memory of Norman E. Fisher an inspiration and great community volunteer
in Port Edward.
If you have time take the short walk into Lions Memorial Park where
you can also find some wood benches and beautiful views of the Port
recreational vehicles owners, make sure you use the free sani-dump
that is provided by the local townsfolk. Excellent clean facility
fresh water is available and with great access off and on the highway.
There is also a couple of provincial parks nearby to Port Edward
called Dianna Lake where you can find swimming, fishing, canoeing
and kayaking opportunities and Prudhomme Lake where you can find
a campground. Kitson Island and Kitson Islet all part of Kitson
Island Marine Park is located at the mouth of the Skeena River 5
km (3 miles) south of Port Edward.
Just remember if you are enjoying the countryside around Port Edward,
please remember this is Bear Country as is the rest of BC. Try to
avoid the rivers during heavy salmon spawning times unless you feel
comfortable with bears around. There is also the possibilities of
encounters with wolves or cougars so please play it safe and practice
good outdoor wildlife procedures.
on Port Edward