Port Edward, Tsimpsean Peninsula

Port Edward is a municipality located on the North Coast of British Columbia, Canada, on the Tsimpsean Peninsula and opposite Ridley Island, about 15 km (9 mi) south of Prince Rupert. In the last century, the community supported the numerous canneries in the area, but now with the completion of a new highway, tourism is a mainstay of the economy, and many Port Edward residents commute to Prince Rupert. A liquified natural gas terminal was proposed for Lelu Island, adjacent to the townsite of Port Edward. The project was a major joint-venture between the Malaysian state oil and gas company, Petronas, and significant partners including Sinopec and JAPEX. This $11 billion (CAD) project, if constructed, would have brought significant economic activity to Port Edward. The project was cancelled on July 25, 2017. Read more here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Port Edward.