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    Tyee Quarry - Prince Rupert, BC

    North Coast & Northwestern BC Listing No. 20081

    This 135-acre granite quarry has over 300 million tonnes of hard rock. It is located 34 km from Prince Rupert adjacent to the CN Railway. Potential markets include expansion of several local ports, double tracking the CNR and worldwide export through local ports.


    135 acres

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    These are exciting times in the development of the Port of Prince Rupert. Major expansion of existing port facilities and new projects under construction provide a timely opportunity to acquire this proven quarry and unlock the value of this resource.

    We are looking for a qualified purchaser to develop this granite quarry to produce a variety of construction aggregate products including concrete and asphalt aggregates, riprap, sub base and base course materials, with the possibility of dimension stone products.

    Some local potential markets for this quality rock include: expansion of the Fairview Container Port, projects currently being planned and developed on Ridley Island, the City of Prince Rupert’s Watson Island, the new Prince Rupert Landing project, and the double-tracking of CN Railway to Prince George—along with possible worldwide export through the port.

    This 135-acre property located at Tyee, 34 km east of Prince Rupert, fronts on Highway 16 and the parallel CN Railway which is situated between the upland portion of the property and the 7± acres with 0.8± km of riverfront on the Skeena River.

    The CNR has a loading/unloading facility adjacent to the property currently being used to transport and unload overburden from a bridge construction project at Port Edward to an adjacent storage facility. Some rock from the quarry has been sold to and used by CNR.

    The property was logged and subsequently, the logging road provides access to upper portions of the property.

    In the planning stages of the Prince Rupert LNG project, this property was under an option to purchase by a major aggregate company for a significantly higher price.

    LandQuest® Realty’s expertise does not include the analysis, quantity, quality, or suitability of rock for any use. A rock core drilling and testing program was completed in 2007 by Amec Earth and Environmental for the exclusive use of Edgeworth Construction Ltd. It concluded an estimated volume of 117,000,000± m3 or 324,000,000± tonnes of hard rock. This report will be made available to serious qualified buyers on the provision that the buyer will be responsible to determine suitability for the proposed use.


    North side of Highway 16 at Tyee approximately 34 km east of Prince Rupert.


    Please see maps plans and aerial photos attached.

    Area Data

    The Port of Prince Rupert is the fastest growing port for transpacific trade in North America. It is the third largest, deepest, natural ice-free harbour in the world, and the deepest harbour in North America. The port easily accommodates the largest vessels deployed in transpacific trade. No other west coast harbour comes close.

    This port is connected to Americas Heartland via CN Rail’s class one railway on the lowest grade through the Rocky Mountains for fast, fuel efficient container transport. It is also the closest North American port to Asia, with direct access to open water, safe shipping lanes, and straightforward pilot practices.


    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    54°12'15.16"N and 129°57'22.22"W

    Investment Features

    Rock quarry.





    Tax Details

    $463 (2019)


    A-1 District of Port Edward


    DL 27 Range 5 Coast District except Plan 11723 & except the right of way of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company see I.F.B. 1-53-1252A except Plan 7616

    PID 006-227-571

    Maps & Plans


    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.