Official Community Plan Update

The OCP is an important bylaw that describes the long-term vision of community development in Prince Rupert. It includes objectives and policies that guide decisions on planning and land use management as well as defining social, economic and environmental policies.

Our current OCP was adopted in 2007 and is now 13 years old. Much has happened since the current plan was adopted. Most notable is the recent attention and action in developing our port facilities. The unveiling of the Prince Rupert 2030 The Vision strategy (The 2030 Vision) concluded a significant and collaborative effort to develop a vision for how Prince Rupert would respond to, manage and benefit from the impending growth expected for our ports. This expected port growth is anticipated to see a four-fold increase in trade capacity and could result in a doubling of our population over the next ten years.

The 2030 Vision was developed in a two phase process over three years and its exciting aspirations will be discussed with you and help inform the revision of our OCP. This survey is the next step in revising the OCP and builds on the 2030 Vision process. It will provide you with the opportunity for you to share your views on aspects of the OCP and the 2030 Vision document.

We are hoping for a strong response to this survey and we will invite ten randomly selected survey respondents to a lunch meeting with the Mayor to discuss your views of the future of Prince Rupert in more detail.

Because your participation in this process is so important to us we will also be giving away five $100 gift cards to randomly selected survey respondents as an added incentive for your participation.


The OCP is an important bylaw that describes the long-term vision of community development in Prince Rupert. It includes objectives and policies that guide decisions on planning and land use management as well as defining social, economic and environmental policies.

Our current OCP was adopted in 2007 and is now 13 years old. Much has happened since the current plan was adopted. Most notable is the recent attention and action in developing our port facilities. The unveiling of the Prince Rupert 2030 The Vision strategy (The 2030 Vision) concluded a significant and collaborative effort to develop a vision for how Prince Rupert would respond to, manage and benefit from the impending growth expected for our ports. This expected port growth is anticipated to see a four-fold increase in trade capacity and could result in a doubling of our population over the next ten years.

The 2030 Vision was developed in a two phase process over three years and its exciting aspirations will be discussed with you and help inform the revision of our OCP. This survey is the next step in revising the OCP and builds on the 2030 Vision process. It will provide you with the opportunity for you to share your views on aspects of the OCP and the 2030 Vision document.

We are hoping for a strong response to this survey and we will invite ten randomly selected survey respondents to a lunch meeting with the Mayor to discuss your views of the future of Prince Rupert in more detail.

Because your participation in this process is so important to us we will also be giving away five $100 gift cards to randomly selected survey respondents as an added incentive for your participation.


  • Following a year long process in collaboration with various organizations, non-profits, community members and industry, at the end of 2019 we unveiled the new Prince Rupert 2030 Vision document.

    Moving forward from that process, the next step is to now update the Official Community Plan (OCP) over the next year to help enable that vision to come to life, and to ensure that it also reflects the views and values of the residents in Prince Rupert.

    This means we would like to engage as many people as possible to gather feedback. To begin, we would like

    Following a year long process in collaboration with various organizations, non-profits, community members and industry, at the end of 2019 we unveiled the new Prince Rupert 2030 Vision document.

    Moving forward from that process, the next step is to now update the Official Community Plan (OCP) over the next year to help enable that vision to come to life, and to ensure that it also reflects the views and values of the residents in Prince Rupert.

    This means we would like to engage as many people as possible to gather feedback. To begin, we would like you to participate in a community survey which will help guide and inform us in updating our OCP this year.

    The OCP is an important bylaw that describes the long-term vision of community development in Prince Rupert. It includes objectives and policies that guide decisions on planning and land use management as well as defining social, economic and environmental policies.

    Our current OCP was adopted in 2007 and is now 13 years old. A lot has changed since the current plan was adopted. We are now home to the fastest growing port in North America, but we know we have a long way to go in terms of moving our whole community forward. Renewing the OCP will allow us to reimagine ourselves and our land use rules within this new context, and set our priorities for the years ahead.

    The unveiling of the Prince Rupert 2030 vision strategy concluded a significant and collaborative effort to develop a vision for how Prince Rupert would respond to, manage and benefit from the impending growth expected for our port. Port growth is expected to see a four-fold increase in overall trade capacity and could result in a significant increase in population over the next ten years. To address land use needs not only of the present, but the future, it’s time for us to plan ahead. This survey is the next step in revising the OCP and will bring more of the community in on the 2030 Vision process. It will provide you with the opportunity for you to share your views on aspects of the existing OCP as well as how we can best incorporate/adapt the 2030 Vision document into our OCP.

    We are hoping for a strong response to this survey and we will invite ten randomly selected survey respondents to a lunch meeting with me to discuss your views of the future of Prince Rupert in more detail. Because your participation in this process is so important to us we will also be giving away five $100 gift cards to randomly selected survey respondents as an added incentive for your participation.

    Please be assured that your survey responses will be kept completely anonymous.

    We look forward to hearing from you and engaging with you this year.

    Sincerely,

    Mayor Lee Brain

    If you want to review the current OCP or The 2030 Vision document before you start the survey you can access them by clicking on the following links or heading to www.princerupert.ca. 

    2007 Quality of Life Official Community Plan

    2030 Vision Document Presentation Boards

    Take Survey