Prince Rupert

PRINCE RUPERT, city, pop 12,815 (2006), is located on Kaien Island (49 sq km) near the mouth of the SKEENA R on the North Coast, 730 km west of PRINCE GEORGE on the Yellowhead Hwy (see ROADS AND HWYS). It is officially Canada's cloudiest place with an average of 6,123 overcast hours annually. The site was selected as the Pacific terminus for the GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RWY, which began clearing a townsite in 1906. The name, which refers to the first governor of the HBC, was chosen in a contest....

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