The city is named for Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619-1682), a grandson of King James I of England, for his role in sponsoring exploratory missions to what is now Canada.
Prince Rupert in The Two Georges
Prince Rupert was a port city in the northern part of the province of Vancouver, near the border with Russian Alaska. It was here that Colonel Thomas Bushell, along with his companions, took the ferry Northern Lights to Skidegate on the Queen Charlotte Islands. After finishing his investigation on the QCIs, Bushell returned to the mainland via Prince Rupert.
- The Two Georges, pgs. 175-177, MPB.
- Ibid., pg. 234-236.