Invest in Port Edward

British Columbia, Canada

A Wealth of Residential and Marine Development Opportunities

Economic Development Contact

Paul Vendittelli
Tel: 250-627-5138 | 

The Port Edward townsite was laid out in 1908 when the Grand Trunk Railway decided to expand their operations to the North Coast of British Columbia. Speculators began to purchase large blocks of land in the area and the community began to flourish. Currently, Port Edward is an ideal location for marine-based organizations to conduct business.

Port Edward is a small community located on the mainland, south of Prince Rupert, and west of Terrace. The District itself consists of approximately 18,387 hectares, bordered by the Skeena River, Inverness Passage, and mountains north of Highway 16. It is accessible by road and by water.

Because of its proximity to Prince Rupert, the residents of the community area able to take advantage of the employment opportunities and services available in Port Edward and in Prince Rupert, while enjoying the advantages of living in a small community.

The District encompasses two provincial parks, an ecological reserve and a major historical site at North Pacific Cannery. Outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant, and include fresh-water and salt-water sport fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, and boating. Because of its time-honoured presence, west coast native culture is a prominent feature of the area.

Local Infrastructure Projects

Community Economic Development Contact

Paul Vendittelli
Economic Development Officer Prince Rupert and Port Edward Economic Development Corporation
Tel: 250-627-5138

Community Contacts


Dave MacDonald
Port Edward

Community Contact

Bob Payette
Chief Administrative Officer
District of Port Edward
Tel: 250-628-3667

Chamber of Commerce Contact

Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce
Tel: 250-624-2296

Community Futures Contact

John Farrell
Community Futures Pacific Northwest
Tel: 250-622-2332