Climate Adaptation and Action Plan

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The Prince Rupert Climate Adaptation and Action Plan the City's effort to integrate considerations related to the climate crisis into our work to renew infrastructure, invest in our community, and improve our resilience to climate hazards.

Why now?

Now, more than ever, we want to ensure that the investments of today make sense for the community of tomorrow. We must ensure our community is prepared to face of the impacts of the climate crisis, including heavy storms, floods, and heat waves.

What will climate planning entail?

The Climate Adaptation and Action Plan (CAAP) will include a climate-focused hazard risk and vulnerability assessment as well as a suite of policies and actions we can take to reduce climate-related risks in Prince Rupert.

The Climate Adaptation and Action Plan will be developed through two main and interrelated work streams: technical analysis and engagement. The technical analysis will draw on local data, research, and input from the City and community to assess the potential impact of climate hazards on social, environmental, and economic issues, including public health, safety, natural areas, greenspace, agriculture, the economy, energy costs, and insurance costs. It will consider anticipated population growth and major industrial changes like port expansion projects.

Engagement will help us understand what environmental values matter to our community and how to protect them, as well as how vulnerable different community members are to climate hazards and how to reduce these impacts.

Climate planning is a cross-departmental effort for the City that will inform municipal priorities such as infrastructure replacement, financial sustainability, disaster risk reduction, housing needs, and community livability. To support this work, the City is establishing an Advisory Group comprised of local organizations and individuals who represent the broad spectrum of parties impacted and affected by climate change in Prince Rupert.

We're looking forward to providing additional information and opportunities for engagement on the CAAP via this page, so stay tuned!

Information collected in any surveys or other engagement tools on this page done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Communications Department at communications@princerupert.ca or by calling (250) 627 0976.


The Prince Rupert Climate Adaptation and Action Plan the City's effort to integrate considerations related to the climate crisis into our work to renew infrastructure, invest in our community, and improve our resilience to climate hazards.

Why now?

Now, more than ever, we want to ensure that the investments of today make sense for the community of tomorrow. We must ensure our community is prepared to face of the impacts of the climate crisis, including heavy storms, floods, and heat waves.

What will climate planning entail?

The Climate Adaptation and Action Plan (CAAP) will include a climate-focused hazard risk and vulnerability assessment as well as a suite of policies and actions we can take to reduce climate-related risks in Prince Rupert.

The Climate Adaptation and Action Plan will be developed through two main and interrelated work streams: technical analysis and engagement. The technical analysis will draw on local data, research, and input from the City and community to assess the potential impact of climate hazards on social, environmental, and economic issues, including public health, safety, natural areas, greenspace, agriculture, the economy, energy costs, and insurance costs. It will consider anticipated population growth and major industrial changes like port expansion projects.

Engagement will help us understand what environmental values matter to our community and how to protect them, as well as how vulnerable different community members are to climate hazards and how to reduce these impacts.

Climate planning is a cross-departmental effort for the City that will inform municipal priorities such as infrastructure replacement, financial sustainability, disaster risk reduction, housing needs, and community livability. To support this work, the City is establishing an Advisory Group comprised of local organizations and individuals who represent the broad spectrum of parties impacted and affected by climate change in Prince Rupert.

We're looking forward to providing additional information and opportunities for engagement on the CAAP via this page, so stay tuned!

Information collected in any surveys or other engagement tools on this page done so under the general authority of the Community Charter and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and is protected in accordance with FOIPPA. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Communications Department at communications@princerupert.ca or by calling (250) 627 0976.


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Help us build a climate hazard map.

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The City of Prince Rupert is making a Climate Adaptation and Action Plan to prepare our community to face climate hazards like intense storms, floods, and wildfires. 

You can help us by marking climate hazards on our interactive map.   

Use the mapping tool to mark areas where you are concerned about the impact of climate change and extreme weather and tell us why. You can place pins related to extreme weather events Prince Rupert has already experienced, as well as your concerns about the future.

To place a pin on locations that you have concerns about, click the plus sign in the left-hand panel and answer some questions about your concerns.

How will this help? 

Climate risks are shaped by location. For example, neighbourhoods with more green spaces to absorb water are better prepared for heavy storms than those that don’t have them. Some areas of Prince Rupert are more prone to landslides than others, depending on the stability of slopes. Coastal areas are prone to land loss as sea level rises. 

The information you provide will help us improve our understanding of how extreme weather is affecting and could affect different areas of our community. We will use this information to design actions to prepare Prince Rupert to face these hazards.