The Prince Rupert Airport is situated on a 686.78 hectare parcel of land which is located on the north west side of Digby Island. The lands within the airport property generally comprise undulating lands with elevations below 50 meters. The parcel is somewhat divided by a higher ridge or terrace of exposed rock with a very undulating section of lower lying land to the east and more moderately sloping land to the west. Surrounding land use generally comprises unimproved uncleared lands which are held by the Provincial Government and Metlakatla Indian Band. The only development on the island consists of the airport lands, and the small communities of Dodge Cove and Crippen Cove. No vehicle access is available between the airport property and the two communities.