Port Information Guide


This book has been written for Masters of seagoing vessels, shipping lines, publishers of nautical information and any other party that needs nautical information. This Port Information Guide contains the PRPA Practices and Procedures pursuant to Section 561 of the Canada Marine Act. These Practices and Procedures apply to all vessels within the port limits of Prince Rupert and to all persons responsible for the planning, operation, conduct and safe navigation of such vessels.


PRPA makes every effort to make and maintain the contents of this document as up-to-date, accessible, error-free and complete as possible; however, the correctness and completeness of these contents cannot be guaranteed. PRPA accepts no liability whatsoever for the occurrences and or consequences of errors, faults or incompleteness or any other omission in connection with the information provided by this document. In case of any discrepancies or inconsistencies between this document and the applicable legislation, including the port by-laws, the latter will prevail. Any substantive change to port by-laws would be reflected in amendments to this manual as soon as practicable.


Prince Rupert Port Authority is a Port Authority established pursuant to the Canada Marine Act, S.C. 1998 C. 10 as amended and is registered in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS) with the Port Identification Number 221514 and the United Nations (UN) Locator code CAPRR.


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The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) hereby provides notice that it intends to make updates to its Port Information Guide, to include the addition of new practices and requirements for vessels intending to anchor in the Port of Prince Rupert. In accordance with the Canada Marine Act, PRPA invites all interested parties to submit feedback during a 30-day comment period.

Please forward comment(s) for consideration by January 8, 2021 to harbour@rupertport.com

Last updated: Dec 10, 2020

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Last updated: Jul 03, 2020