Prince Rupert | British Columbia

Prince Rupert’s magnificent 14-mile harbour, located 550 miles north of Vancouver, BC, is one of the deepest, natural, ice-free harbours in the world.
In 2004 the Port of Prince Rupert entered the cruise ship market with the opening of its Cruise Terminal, and is now a port of call for many Alaska cruises. This has boosted the city’s tourism industry, making it second only to it’s shipping trade.

Visitor Info Centre is in the Museum of Northern BC and is open year-round. 100 1st Ave West. 1-800-667-1994

The 15,000 inhabitants of this city enjoy a marine climate with summer temperatures in the low 20s Celsius, and in the winter between 0 and 10 Celsius. Prince Rupert is located in the heart of Tsimshian territory, and for 10,000 years many villages flourished in the harbor. European explorers first arrived off the northern coast in the 18th century and quickly established a maritime fur trade with the Tsimshian and the neighboring Nisga’a, Haida and Heiltsuk nations.

Fishing and trading were ancient businesses on the Northwest Coast, and the village of Port Essington sprang up at the mouth of the Skeena to capitalize on this. After the railroad focused its attention on Kaien Island, the city developed quickly—the first surveyors arrived in 1906, a “tent city” sprang up almost immediately, and by 1910 the City of Prince Rupert was incorporated. Following the war a pulp mill and other major industries were added to Prince Rupert’s economy, helping to build the vibrant seaport community and transportation hub of today. The Museum of Northern B.C. is the gateway to explore the history of the Northwest Coast.

Visitor Centre is in the heart of Prince Rupert’s tourist district, Cow Bay and is open year-round. 215 Cow Bay Road. 250-624-5637 or 800-667-1994

Pacific Inn

They have clean comfortable rooms, cable TV, free Wi-Fi. Complimentary continental breakfast. 909 – 3rd Avenue West. 250-627-1711 or toll free 1-888-663-1999.

Prince Rupert RV Campground

1750 Park Avenue, 250-627-1000. 1 km from ferry terminal on Highway 16. 87 serviced and unserviced sites, 30-amp electricity, Wi-fi, showers and …

Prince Rupert RV Campground

1750 Park Avenue, 250-627-1000. 1 km from ferry terminal on Highway 16. 87 serviced and unserviced sites, 30-amp electricity, Wi-fi, showers and …

Breakers Pub

It has been a landmark on Prince Rupert’s waterfront for over 23 years. Situated over the water between the Yacht Club and …

First Nation Carving Shed

visitors will be able to see, first hand, some of the finest, most skilled carvers living in northern British Columbia. On First …

Cow Bay

In 1908, farmers began unloading cows in Prince Rupert’s bay and, as a result, it was renamed Cow Bay. Today, a steady …

Cow Bay Gift Galley

Local hand crafted jewellery, souvenirs and a large selection of Canadian gifts, quality kitchenware, luxurious bath products, home decor, and much much …

Centennial Golf Course

An 18-hole golf course is located at the foot of Mt. Oldfield, just 5 minutes from downtown Prince Rupert. Visitors are welcome. …

Fire Museum

located in the present Fire Hall. A1925 REO Speedwagon Fire Truck, the center piece of the museum, which was purchased new and  …

Kwinitsa Railway Museum

exhibiting the railway history of Prince Rupert and the surrounding area. This is an original Grand Trunk Railway station  that was situated …

Museum of Northern BC

Enter and experience the magnificent architecture of a Northwest Coast longhouse. In the Great Hall view exhibits that portray history and culture …

North Pacific Historic Fishing Village

is the oldest and most complete remaining cannery village on the West Coast. Today a museum and Canadian National Historic Site, it …

Performing Arts Centre

1100 McBride St. 250-627-8888

Smiles Restaurant

113 Cow Bay Road. History dates back to 1922 when it started as an ice cream and hot dog stand. Sold in …

Totem Poles

The Pacific Northwest is the home of the Tsimpsean and  Haida native Indian peoples. Scattered throughout Prince Rupert are numerous totem poles …

First Nation Carving Shed

visitors will be able to see, first hand, some of the finest, most skilled carvers living in northern British Columbia. On First …

Cow Bay

In 1908, farmers began unloading cows in Prince Rupert’s bay and, as a result, it was renamed Cow Bay. Today, a steady …

Cow Bay Gift Galley

Local hand crafted jewellery, souvenirs and a large selection of Canadian gifts, quality kitchenware, luxurious bath products, home decor, and much much …

via rail from jasper to prince rupert

VIA Rail

VIA Rail Canada was established by the Canadian government in 1977, becoming its first national passenger rail company. VIA Rail provides you with …

Greyhound

serves Prince Rupert daily with connections  to the rest of Canada. 1-800-661-TRIP (8747)

Hawkair

1-800-487-1216