Prince Rupert Travel Guide
A Boat House Monument To The Fishing...
A Boat House Monument To The Fishing...
The Town Garden
ViaRail Train 6 departing for Jasper via...
Trail through the tall trees
I learned a lot about the culture of the First Nations people and their traditions at the museum and the carving shed.
In a nutshell
Once downtown most sites were within walking distance and we had a very good time.
On the road from Prince Rupert to Prince George (Yellowhead Highway) we saw a few bears, here the brown bear we caught on camera.
Museum of Northern British Columbia
This is a small museum located in Prince Rupert that displays history of the various aboriginal groups from the area, as well as the influence of the Europeans and Chinese in the area.
All around town
Well, no offense to any Prince Rupertian, but there's not much to do in this place. The whole town is rather spread out so it's hard to get a good feel around. Tourists, upon disembarking from the cruise ship, should head to the left. This area is called Cow Bay. It's a...
The Museum of Northern BC
This museum is an absolute must see if you visit Prince Rupert. Although it is small, it is worth the admission. The museum is downtown in a long house (a traditional First Nations building), and is easy to spot when you get to the right area.The museum houses artifacts...
North Pacific Fishing Village
The North Pacific Fishing Village is a fantastic heritage site located just outside of Prince Rupert in Port Edward. The site is home to one of Port Edward's old canneries as well as a small village that is representative of a turn-of-the-century cannery. The site is still...
Spending a day on a fishing boat in just about any place is pretty much a guarantee of a great day, but most especially in British Columbia. It was still the very beginning of the season that day, but we came home with a nice 30 lb. salmon!
King Pacific Lodge
KP is just about one of the best places you can go to relax, fish, kayak, hike, fly fish, etc. The lodge is very secluded and very well-managed, making your stay there worth every cent.
When in the BC area, a great thing to do is get on a float plane, which is a small plane that takes off and lands in the water. They stay at low altitudes, which provides for great views of the beautiful BC coast.
Visit the North Pacific Fishing/Canning Village
Once we got downtown, we decided to take a tour to the Fishing Village. On the way our guide pointed out many things. We saw coastal deer right along the road. The highway was very wavy. He explained that the ground was all muskeg and that the road was built by pouring...
Dolly's Fish Market: Great Fresh Seafood out of a small kitchen
We had dinner in Cow Bay at Dolly's, which didn't look like much from outside.... or inside, either. Half a fish store, and half a restaurant with not a lot of tables. Someone actually left for us to have their table. Suspect that we were the only non-locals! It was...
Down by Fisheman's Warf and tourist information: The Fresh Seafood
There aren't too many places that you can really enjoy the atmosphere, hospitality and food like it has here. Close to the Information Office and Dock where local boats and Cruise Ships come in .
Clam Chowder and Mussels. The Clams are morning fresh and the taste is Just...
Via Rail Canada service
Via Rail Canada runs a touristic train, the Skeena, between Jasper and Prince Rupert 3 times per week. Westbound, the train arrives Monday, Thursday or Saturday evenings. Eastbound, it departs on Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday mornings.
A Travellers Dream
If you have ever thought of travelling across Canada by rail, let me tell you, it's one of the nicest trips anyone could ever take. From Jasper, west to Prince George and on to Rupert on the Skeena (which is part of the VIA RAIL , is just a Adventurer's Dream come true. With...
Zellers: For your junk food needs
Zeller's is a deparment store along the lines of Wal-Mart and K-Mart. There's nothing out of the ordinary about it and if you're a tourist, you don't come to Prince Rupert just to come here. But if you have to, Zeller's is your bet to purchase goods.
What to buy: Some things are definiltey more expensive then others. The food is at average prices but the clothing can be expensive.
What to pay: If you shop right, you can get quite an assortment of things. I'd say get out 40 dollars in Canadian currency and that should set you.
Written Sep 3, 2006
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- Study Abroad
Don't stay at Raffles Inn
I thought this was a hostel, but when I stayed there, I got the impression is a halfway home for the recently paroled. Whatever it was, it was not enjoyable -- the place smelled, and the bed had musty, itchy sheets that made me finally sleep in my sleeping bag. To top it off, I was awoke near 2 a.m. by someone shaking the doorknob, trying to get in. You could hear this person up and down the hall, yelling, screaming, running and pounding. Finally he went outside and started cursing up a storm, directing most of his venom at "You white *!*#!" Apparently he was a First Nationer, drunker than all get out, and ready to do some damage. My window was open (the smell) and because I was on the second floor I was afraid he was going to jump up and get in. Not a good experience at all. Stay clear. Go to the other side of town.
Written Apr 23, 2004
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- Budget Travel
A little rain never hurt anyone
Luggage and bags: Travel light
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In summer, light clothes and rain jacket. In Fall and winter Warm cloth and Rain Jacket
Photo Equipment: Camer and Camcorder
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Tenting and Trailer Areas . Fish gear for big Salmon, Haddock . Places to rent Fishing Boats and Cruises
Updated Apr 4, 2011
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- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Adventure Travel
Grassy Bay Hike
A nice hike from the Highway outside town (there's only one) to Grassy Bay. It's a pretty spot. Better if you can make the hike on a sunny day. The path is part stone or chip and part boardwalk. You need to boardwalk to get over the muskeg. Watch for wild cranberries in the...
This Mall Downtown
Has this to look at: a No Parking sign painted onto rock, as the parking lot is recessed, beneath the main road. Not your everyday urban setting. I thought it interesting is all.
I'm not sure why, but we got some of the most amazing sunsets over Hecate Strait near Prince Rupert.
This may sound stupid, but one of my favorite things about going to Prince Rupert was Tim Horton's, the Canadian bakery that's actually pretty cheap to eat at. Make sure you order a Honey Dip and their Chicken Salad Wrap. Mmm.....that's what I'm talkin' bout!
One of my...
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