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Prince Rupert


Antiques in a window (David Gluns photo)

Antiques in a window (David Gluns photo)

The Museum of Northern British Columbia is a must-see for anyone visiting Prince Rupert, though the town has several other unique museums.

Museum of Northern British Columbia

This outstanding museum is among the best in the region. The treasures inside are the main attraction, however, the building itself has its own presence. Located on the waterfront of First Avenue downtown, the museum is an impressive log building built in the style of a traditional Northwest Coast First Nations longhouse.

The Museum of Northern British Columbia displays items that date back to the end of the last ice age. It contains well-preserved, historical Tsimshian and other First Nations items including works of art, clothing, baskets and more. It also features more modern historical artifacts from the city's railway era.

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Prince Rupert Port Interpretive Centre - Prince Rupert

215 Cow Bay Rd
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
V8J 1A2

Located on the ground floor of the Atlin Terminal on the waterfront of Prince Rupert's historic Cow Bay district, the Port Interpretive Centre tells the story of the Port of Prince Rupert. It is a story that stretches from 10,000 years ago - when the area was a trading hub for the Tsimshian First Nation - to the present, with the rapid growth of the port's commerce in containers, coal, and grain. At the Port Interpretive Centre, explore where we come from and where we're going. Visit us for a free educational tour and discover a world of opportunity.

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North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site - Port Edward

1889 Skeena Dr
Port Edward, British Columbia
V0V 1G0

Located on the outskirts of Port Edward, 20 km from Prince Rupert, the North Pacific Cannery's history is unique and comparable to few of the other canneries on the west coast of North America. Established in 1889, it had almost 90 years of continuous salmon production and fish processing until ending in the late 1970s.

Experience the history of BC's oldest surviving salmon cannery. Take a walk along the boardwalks and experience early coastal lifestyle. Tours are offered daily and are included in admission. Gift shop, restaurant and accommodations are also available.

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