Port Information Guide

Proposed 2023 Port Information Guide Available Now

The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) hereby provides notice that it intends to make updates to its Port Information Guide. In accordance with the Canada Marine Act, PRPA invites all interested parties to submit feedback during a 30-day comment period. To view the draft download the file located at the right of this page. A hardcopy is also available at the Port Interpretive Centre, 100-215 Cow Bay Road, in Prince Rupert.

Please forward comment(s) for consideration by February 5, 2023 to harbour@rupertport.com.

A quick summary of the amendments for 2023 as follows:

  1. Section 4.3 – Immigration. With Global Port Holdings assuming the operation of Northland Cruise Terminal in 2023, PRPA will no longer be able to offer the dock at Northland to crews (from vessels at anchor) wishing to come ashore. All reference to Northland being made available to crews wishing to come ashore has been deleted.
  2. Section 7.2 – Developments. Annual update to port developments to include DP World, Wolverine, and Vopak.
  3. Section 8.11 – Docking. As a result of the mooring analysis into the MSC ALTAIR incident of November 2022, addition of information under the sub-heading of Line Tending.
  4. Section 11.2 – VTS. Updates to the Vessel Traffic Services and Traffic Control section.
  5. Section 11.4 – Tugs. Updates to SAAM Towage’s current laydown and, for the first time, the inclusion of Seaspan’s laydown.
  6. Section 14.1 – General. Inclusion of Open Loop EGCS (Scrubbers) as not permitted in Prince Rupert Harbour.
  7. Section 14.6 – Environmental Requirements.
  8. Update to PRPA’s Marine Mammal Program to include actions to be taken when marine mammals are sighted; and
  9. Deletion of any reference to Open Loop EGCS (Scrubbers) being permitted within Prince Rupert Harbour.
  10. Section 16.5 – Shore Power. Inclusion of new information related to the shore power program at DP World’s Fairview Terminal.

2022 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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2023 Version Available for a 30 Day Public Comment - Download our offline Port information Guide

Last updated: Dec 22, 2022

2022 Version - Download our offline Port information Guide

Last updated: Jan 15, 2021