Prince Rupert Area Attractions



 Cow Bay & Prince Rupert Harbour Located just 10 minutes from downtown, this area features a walkway alongside the harbour. Unique stores and intimate cafes are housed in restored buildings dating back to the 30's. Savour fresh seafood, quaff an ale or sip tea at harbourside.

Sea Fest

Held the second weekend in June, is Prince Rupert's major community " Blow-Out". Celebrating the end of 5 months of rain and semi-darkness, there are four days of parades, dances, bathtub races, flyovers, competitions and general fun and nonbsense.

Archaeology Harbour Tour

Take a tour and "sail through time" and look at 10,000 years of archaeological sites along the shore. Some of the villages date back 5000 years or more.

Butze Rapids

3km beyond Oliver Lake Park, these rapids reverse with the tides. The confused water foams, especially on the falling tides. A fascinating outing!

Diana Lake Provincial Park

15 miles east on Highway 16, this park is circled by mountains and has a n excellent swimming beach, picnic tables and outstanding fishing.

Firehall Museum

Displays a 1925 REO Speed-wagon fire truck and the history of the fire department 1908 to present. Tel: 250-624-2211 or shirts@citytel.net.

Historic Museum of Northern B.C.

The museum documents the area's fascinating history from the complex culture of the Tsimshian people and their first contact with the fur traders and the arrival of the missionaries, industrialization and finally, the establishment of cities. Behind the museum is a carving shed where some of the region's most talented artists work on their masterpieces.Tel: 250-624-3207.

Khutzeymateen/K'tzin-a-diin Grizzly Sanctuary

This is the only area in Canada set aside to protect these massive silver-tipped bears. The park offers one escorted group daily to view them. You need to register with B.C. Parks.

Oliver Lake

Oliver Lake, just outside Prince Rupert, is home to the exotic Bonsai trees reported to be over 125 years old. They have been bent and twisted into their gnarled shape by the soil and the seasons.

Kwinitsa Railway Station Museum

One of the last remaining Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Stations, it has been restored and made into a railway museum. Tel: 250-627-1915 or 250-627-3207.

North Pacific Cannery Museum

Built in 1889, this is the oldest surviving cannery on the coast. Authentic glimpse of pioneer coastal lifestyle. Rope making and mending demonstrated. Exhibits include an old blacksmiths shop, a model railway and early can making machenery. Other building include a cannery store, office and workers quarters. Tel: 250-628-3538.