Community Engagement

Let’s learn together.

The Prince Rupert Port Authority is an active champion in youth engagement for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We have a variety of programs in place to support students and youth.

The Learning Gateway

The Learning Gateway is the result of collaboration between the Prince Rupert Port Authority, the School District #52 community, and a team of educational, web design, and marine transportation consultants. The site provides lesson plans and educational resources designed to engage students in learning about the Port, its role in Canada’s expanding world trade, and the diverse work and career opportunities that it provides. The educational materials prioritize active learning, are student-centered and designed to be used with educators’ existing units of work. Each lesson also provides the teacher with options for assessment, modifications, and extensions allowing for straightforward application of the lessons in any classroom environment.

Rising Tide & Voyage to Excellence

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) believes that supporting youth in their pursuit of excellence in sports, education, arts and culture is integral to building the next generation of leaders. We offer two streams of financial support targeted at youth:

The Rising Tide program encourages every young person’s curiosity for trying new things and building confidence through achievement and success. 

The Voyage to Excellence program gives youth that make it to the top of their field the ability to experience higher levels of competition and reward their long hours of dedication and talent development.

Port Interpretive Centre

Interactive Student Tours

The Port Interpretive Centre hosts scheduled student tours that allow guests to touch, feel, and read their way through the Port of Prince Rupert. The trade route simulator is an interactive display that invites you to explore the hundreds of different products that move through Prince Rupert, and find out where they come from, where they’re going, and what kind of vessels are used to move them. The harbour history timeline encourages visitors to travel through 10,000 years of local trade history and discover this region’s fascinating evolution from First Nations trade routes to railways and the North American Gateway.

For more information or to book a class tour, please contact us