MDC Businesses

The Metlakatla Development Corporation (MDC) is an independent business arm of the Governing Council. MDC was established in 1989 to oversee the community’s economic initiatives. The following is a list of MDC's businesses. 
  • Metlakatla vessels leave Prince Rupert from the Metlakatla ferry dock located in Cow Bay.  If you are travelling by taxi, ask for the Metlakatla ferry dock.  If you are walking, there are stairs on the side of the Museum of Northern BC that brings you to the docks.  The Ferry dock is the furthest dock from the stairs.  


    Fares to Metlakatla
    Adult (12-64) - $7
    Child (5-11) - $4
    Senior (65+) - $4
    ** See below for schedule.
    Travel time approx. 15 minutes





    **Metlakatla Ferry Sevice is also available for transportation charters. For quotes or to arrange a charter, contact the Metlkatla Development Corportation office at (250)-628-3201 or email

  • North Co-Corp is a ferry owned by three communities: Hartley Bay, Kitkatla and Metlakatla. The ferry services Hartley Bay, Kitkatla, Metlakatla and Oona River. The North Co-Corp Board of Directors consists of a representative from each of the three communities. Fares and departure times are listed below. Runs leaving Prince Rupert are on a first-come, first-serve basis – reservations cannot be made at this time. The travel times listed are approximate only (weather is always a factor), the ferry arrives in the community unloads passengers and loads new passengers returning immediately to Prince Rupert. Listed below are the ferry schedules on a monthly basis.

    To make reservations for travel from:
    Kitkatla to Prince Rupert, please call the Kikatla Band Office at (250) 848 2214.
    To make reservations for travel from Hartley Bay to Prince Rupert, please call (250) 841-2522.


    One way Fares  - see Ferry Schedule page for full annual schedule

      Adult 12 + Senior 65 + Child 5 - 11
    Hartley Bay  $60 $40 $34
    Kitkatla $31 $21 $21
    Oona River $28 $21 $21
    Metlakatla $9 $4 $4

    Freight is also subject to 5% GST

  • Grassy Bay PetroCanada

    Grassy Bay PetroCanada is owned and operated by Metlakatla Development Corporation. The gas station offers the convenience of full-service gasoline and diesel. Self-service is also available and status cards are accepted. Grassy Bay also offers propane.