With a population of just over 12,000, Prince Rupert is a vital deep sea port and air transportation center located on Kaiean Island along the northern coastal region of British Columbia. Visitors who book private charter flights to Prince Rupert arrive at the Prince Rupert Airport located on Digby Island 6 miles southwest of the city. The airport which has a 6,000 foot asphalt runway, is only accessible by Ferry Boat from Prince Rupert.
If you are flying private charter flight from the US you can clear customs upon arrival at the Prince Rupert Airport as it is staffed by members of the Canada Border Services Agency.The airport is also served by Air Canada Express, Central Mountain Air and Northern Thunderbird Air with direct service between Prince Rupert and Vancouver.
Visitors can also take float plane charter flights direct to Prince Rupert. There are two designated float plane bases, one on Digby Island and is also where the main airport is located. The other float plane base is located adjacent to town and is called the Seal Cove Water Airport. Visitors who travel using this option, will avoid the ferry boat ride from Digby Island.
The Seal Cove Water Airport also is staffed by Canada Border Service Agency Staff, so visitors can fly direct by float plane from the USA and clear customs upon landing.
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If you are looking for a unique and exciting week of saltwater fishing, consider booking in at the Haa-Nee-Naa Lodge which offers all inclusive fly-in fishing adventures. Your float plane charter flight can take you directly to the dock at the lodge. The lodge is located in a quiet and scenic cove on the north shore of Dundas Island which is 35 miles northwest of Prince Rupert and offers world class chinook salmon, halibut and lingcod fishing as well as coho salmon.
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Prince Rupert is a vital seaport city located on British Columbia's northern coastal region just below the border with Alaska's Panhandle and just north of the mouth of the Skeena River. The city which is situated on Kaien Island is considered as the tranportation center for air, land and water for British Columbia's northern coastal region.
In addition to supporting many vital regional industries such as mining, forestry and transportation, Prince Rupert enjoys a robust tourism industry with thousands of sport fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts visiting each year. The port has many cruise ships dock here during the summer months as they make their way north to other stops along the Alaska Coast. The city is also well known for its abundance of wildlife viewing trips such as whales, grizzly bears and eagles. Then of course hundreds of sport fishermen arrive each year for some of British Columbia's finest Halibut, Pacific Salmon, Lingcod and Red Snapper Fishing. Numerous outfitters and charter boats are located here to cater to the influx of fishermen each summer. For those looking for even greater adventure, float plane trips can be arranged to more remote lakes and rivers.
In addition to great fishing, Prince Rupert is also famous for wildlife viewing including whale watching, the majestic eagles and grizzly bears. The nearby Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear sanctuary is famous as one of the largest and last remaining populations of Grizzlies in North America.
If you flying to Prince Rupert for business and looking for more traditiional accommodations, the area has a great variety of hotels, motels, dining facilities to choose from.
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