August 09, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince Rupert, Museums
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While on a recent visit to Prince Rupert, I made my way to the Museum of Northern BC and had a look around. My first reaction to the place is - Cedar! As soon as you walk in the front doors of an old rustic building, which has been many things since it was first built, the first thing that you notice is an incredible cedar smell. The employees had said that they don't quite notice it anymore from working there so long, but for myself, I couldn't get over how incredible of a smell the wood creates.
Located right on the waterfront in downtown Prince Rupert, this museum is a sight not to miss. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here and would recommend it to absolutely anyone and everyone, no matter if you are a regular museum type or not. When entering the museum, you experience not only the feeling of being in a First Nations Longhouse, but experience an incredible variety of First Nations history with specific focus on those inhabiting the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. While a large portion of the current collection on display is showing First Nations history, the museum also includes many great exhibits years and years of history covering the inhabitants of Prince Rupert and their history, the expansion of the region through the railway and river systems, but also current pieces and collections of art.
I have nothing but good things to say about the Museum of Northern BC and could easily tell people about so many great positives to visiting the museum for quite some time. Please visit the Museum of Northern BC when you visit Prince Rupert because you will surely not be disappointed; unless of course you don't visit the museum and then you will be disappointed that you missed out.