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Port Simpson, British Columbia

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The location of Port Simpson

Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Port Simpson.

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Around Port Simpson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Prince Rupert. It is located about 16 miles [25 km] to the south of Port Simpson. Prince Rupert has a population of 12,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Port Edward. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the south of Port Simpson and has a population of 580 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Port Simpson.<2>

Gingolx     [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the northeast of Port Simpson.

Haysport     [Map]
29 miles [46.7 km] miles to the southeast of Port Simpson.

Hunts Inlet     [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the south of Port Simpson.

Kincolith     [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the northeast of Port Simpson.

Laxgalts'ap     [Map]
47 miles [75.6 km] miles to the northeast of Port Simpson.

Metlakatla     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the south of Port Simpson.

Osland     [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the south of Port Simpson.

Port Edward     [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km] miles to the south of Port Simpson.

Prince Rupert     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the south of Port Simpson.

Skeena     [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the southeast of Port Simpson.

Watson Island     [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km] miles to the south of Port Simpson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Port Simpson ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Port Simpson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Simpson ...

Looking for more information about Port Simpson? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Port Simpson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Port Simpson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Port Simpson. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the Province of British Columbia

British Columbia Tourism

Parks for British Columbia

Fishing in British Columbia

Hunting in British Columbia

TripAdvisor Link for:

British Columbia Statewide Tourism

Port Simpson Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Port Simpson

Also of Interest:

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Port Simpson ...

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Port Simpson.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Port Simpson. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Port Simpson.

Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Prince Rupert Airport  (YPR/CYPR) <4>   [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the South of Port Simpson.

Terrace Airport  (YXT/CYXT)   [Map]
73 miles [117.5 km] miles to the East of Port Simpson.

Ketchikan Intl.  (KTN/PAKT)   [Map]
75 miles [120.7 km] miles to the Northwest of Port Simpson.

Masset Airport  (ZMT/CZMT)   [Map]
77 miles [123.9 km] miles to the West Southwest of Port Simpson.

Sandspit Airport (YZP/CYZP)   [Map]
106 miles [170.6 km] miles to the South Southwest of Port Simpson.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Prince Rupert Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Prince Rupert Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Terrace Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Terrace Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Ketchikan Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Ketchikan International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Masset Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Masset Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Sandspit Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in British Columbia

About British Columbia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Port Simpson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of British Columbia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Port Simpson were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Port Simpson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Port Simpson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port Simpson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Simpson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.5500, Longitude: -130.4167     [Map].

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Port Simpson), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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<4>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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