August 09, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince Rupert, Shopping
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When in Prince Rupert, do as the locals do. Visit Cow Bay! While this area will be full of many tourists as well, from which I visited there recently, I noticed that there were many locals as well. From many excellent little shops, restaurants, B&B, coffee shops, and a great harbour view, Cow Bay is a great place for anyone to visit. You know a place is good if it is packed with locals and even tourists alike.
Decorated throughout by many cow patterns, Cow Bay stands up to its name. The dumpsters, street lamps, fire hydants, and even tables and chairs are painted in the cow design. These people here have really adopted a theme and stuck with it. It's a very friendly and exciting place to visit in Prince Rupert.
Some of the places I stopped at in Cow Bay was a little coffee shop called Cowpuccino's. This little coffee shop was packed full when I was there both inside and outside on their little patio. They served great food and drinks to please the hungry patrons in a timely manner.
For anyone looking for some of the best seafood around, Smiles is an excellent option. Serving seafood so fresh and full of flavour, the meal I had here was excellent. I'm a big fan of clam chowder soup and theirs was definitely a good one. Along with so many different options for fresh fish, this is a place not to miss.
Check out Cow Bay for your next visit to Prince Rupert. Better yet, plan a trip and get out there as soon as possible.