Prince Rupert (City) / Butze Rapids / Cow Bay / Dodge Cove / Mount Hays / Kaien Island / Lima Point / Logan Lake

Phone : (250) 627-1781
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Prince Rupert, BC (Nearby: Dodge Cove, Port Edward, Metlakatla, Georgetown Mills, Porcher Island)

  • Butze Rapids
  • Cow Bay
  • Dodge Cove
  • Mount Hays
  • Kaien Island
  • Lima Point
  • Logan Lake
  • Prince Rupert
  • Prince Rupert (1920s, 30s)

424 West Third Avenue
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
V8J 1L7

British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

Description From Owner:
  • After A. Butze, purchasing agent for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway when it founded Prince Rupert as its western terminus.
  • Cow Bay - The first cows in the area were unloaded here in 1906.
  • Dodge Cove - After G.B. Dodge, DI.s, who surveyed Prince Rupert Harbour in 1906.
  • Mount Hays - After Charles Melville Hays, president of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (now part of the CNR), who perished in the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
  • Kaien Island - Takes its name from a Tsimshian Indian word meaning 'foam.' Combinations of tide rip and heavy rain produce quantities of foam that can extend for a mile or so to the south of the island.
  • Lima Point - After Frederick Lima, paymaster, HMS Malacca, on the Pacific Station in 1866-7.
  • Logan Lake - Logan is a corruption of Tslakan, a Savona Indian who traded in furs and raised horses in the 1860s. He took great pride in being an Indian and insisted that whites employ the prefix 'Mr.' when using his name.
  • Prince Rupert - In 1906, when the GTPR decided that this was the place for the western terminus of its transcontinental line, it offered a prize of $250 for the best name for its new city.
  • It was stipulated that the proposed names must not exceed three syllables and ten letters.
  • The winner out of some 5,000 entries was that of Eleanor MacDonald of Winnipeg, who suggested 'Prince Rupert,' after the first Governor of the HBC.
  • Since her entry exceeded the set number of letters, the company awarded two other first prizes to the contestants who had suggested Port Rupert, which had the required number of letters.
  • Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619-82), cousin of King Charles Il, was a dashing leader of the Royalist cavalry during the Civil War.
  • After the Restoration he was an important person at court and headed the syndicate to which, on 2 May 1670, the King granted a charter constituting them as 'The Company of Adventurers of England Trading into Hudson's Bay.'
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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  • Mount Oldfield

  • After Captain R.B. Oldfield of HMS Malacca, on this coast in the 1860s.

  • Oliver Lake

  • Named after Premier John Oliver.

  • Pillsbury Point

  • On 6 May 1906, the steamer Tees unloaded three civil engineers, two carpenters, and a load of supplies at Metlakatla. From there the leader, J. H. Pillsbury, conducted the men to Tuck Inlet, where they started clearing land for the future city of Prince Rupert.

  • Skeena River

  • First named Ayton's River by Captain Duncan of the Princess Royal in 1788 and later known either as Simpson's River or as Babine River. The name Skeena River first appears on the map in 1861.This name is derived from two Tsimshian Indian words meaning 'water out of the clouds.'

  • Skeena River

  • Tsimpsean Peninsula

  • Named for the Tsimshian Indians, who live in this region. Their name means 'people of the Skeena.'

  • Venn Passage

  • After the Reverend Henry Venn (1796-1873), honorary secretary (1841-73) of the Church Missionary Society in England. He was a man of outstanding character and notable administrative skills.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Mount Hays, 3km
  • Mount Oldfield, 3km
  • Salt Lake, 4km
  • Oliver Lake, 5km
  • Mount Morse, 8km
  • Mission Mountain, 7km
  • Mount Comblain, 6km
  • Shawatlan Lake, 6km
  • Mount Stewart, 9km
  • Tsook Lake, 8km
  • Alwyn Lake, 12km
  • Porpoise Lake, 12km
  • Sharp Peak, 15km
  • Mount McDonald, 14km
  • Mahlon Lake, 10km
  • Woodworth Lake, 11km
  • Bannock Lake, 11km
  • Georgetown Lake, 18km
  • Mount McGrath, 18km
  • Taylor Lake, 13km
  • Basil Lump, 20km
  • Colonel Johnston Lake, 16km
  • Leading Peak, 22km
  • Gilroy Lake, 15km
  • Mount Ben, 24km
  • Prudhomme Lake, 15km
  • Bremner Lake, 22km
  • Diana Lake, 18km
  • Louise Lake, 15km
  • Mount Griffin, 25km
  • Peck Lake, 20km
  • Kergin Lake, 16km
  • Fortune Lake, 18km
  • Balagno Lake, 18km
  • Macmillan Lake, 20km
  • Dudoward Lake, 16km
  • Sarah Lake, 23km
  • Rainbow Lake, 20km
  • Neaxtoalk Lake, 30km
  • Bill Lake, 20km
  • Mount McNeil, 30km
  • Marion Lake, 20km
  • Elizabeth Peak, 33km
  • Harrison Lake, 22km
  • Carlisle Lake, 28km
  • Union Lake, 37km
  • Thulme Peak, 24km
  • Little Union Lake, 38km
  • Minerva Lake, 23km
  • Splitmountain Lake, 23km