FAQs Page

Here are a few questions which you might be asking about Prince Rupert (and you’re just too lazy to look through the rest of the site):

  1. From which figure was Prince Rupert named after?

The island was named after (who else?) Prince Rupert of the Rhine. Although Rupert was a man of many skills and accomplishments, he was most notable for his exploration of North America. His fearless and bold explorations have led to the development of the area, causing him to earn the privilege of having an entire island named after him.

  1. What is Prince Rupert known for?

Prince Rupert prides itself in being the deepest ice-free natural harbor in all of North America. For years Prince Rupert owed its growth and economy to fishing and mill-related industries and it’s not much of a wonder with its sheltered harbours and varied options of fish. However, it goes beyond that, too. Prince Rupert’s harbour, while being the deepest in North America is also the 3rd deepest natural harbours in the world.

  1. What is LNG?

LNG is an acronym for Liquefied Natural Gas. LNG is a clear, colourless and non-toxic liquid which forms when natural gas is cooled to -162ºC (-260ºF). The cooling process shrinks the volume of the gas 600 times, making it easier and safer to store and ship. In its liquid state, LNG will not ignite.

  1. What’s one advantage of LNG?

LNG makes it possible to use natural gas in areas where natural gas is not available via the national delivery network or municipal distribution system. Gas (as if you did not already know) is actually one of the world’s strongest and biggest sources of energy and power. Unfortunately, some cities and countries lack access to it. Thus, with LNG, gas becomes easier to transport, thus making it more accessible to other places.

  1. What’s one use of LNG?

These days, most homes are using natural gas for their electricity needs. Natural gas is also used to fuel stoves, water heaters, clothes dryers and other household appliances. Hospitals, schools, office buildings, restaurants, stores and other commercial establishments rely on natural gas for space-heating, water-heating, cooking, air conditioning, dehumidification and on-site power generation.

  1. What can I see in Prince Rupert?

The city is actually the beginning and end point of various transportation routes – rail, ferries and local seaplanes – giving visitors many easily accessible opportunities to explore through different avenues.