Prince Rupert

Canada Courthouses / British Columbia / Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert is named for Prince Rupert of the Rhine, who was the first Governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company.


Location:  Prince Rupert is located in the northwest part of the Province.

Judicial District:  Prince Rupert Judicial District


Courthouse – Prince Rupert


Location:  100 Market Place / McBride Street

Built:  1921 – 1922

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Henry Whittaker of the Department of Public Works

Contractor:  McDougall & McNeil and Albert & Caffery of Prince Rupert.


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red coloured brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds and is faced with Tapestry Brick Veneer, Clayburn brick and stone from Haddington Island. The interior has marble and mahogany. 


See:  The architect, Henry Whittaker, also designed courthouses in Merritt, Nicola, Penticton, Powell RiverSalmon Arm and Smithers.


Note:  The previous courthouse was a prefabricated building built in 1908. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $424,279.