Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

Historic Prince Rupert captivates both mind and heart with its maritime history and awe-inspiring scenery. Located near the Alaska panhandle, Prince Rupert was established in 1910 as the intersection of commerce and trade for First Nations people and continued to develop as a town when selected as the western terminus for the Grand Turk Pacific Railway. Nestled within a temperate rainforest, it experiences 220 days of rain each year, earning it the poetic nickname "The City of Rainbows." But from within the raindrops, Prince Rupert shines with heritage charms best seen in its Kwinitsa Railway Station Museum, The Museum of Northern British Columbia and the historic North Pacific Cannery compound. Its stunning vistas captured in flight from the window of a seaplane adventure amaze travelers. Abundant wildlife can be observed on land at the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. And seen from the deck of a wildlife cruise on the chilly waters, breeching humpback whales and soaring eagles inspire. Hike through the Butze Rainforest or the Exchamsiks River Provincial Park, then end the day with a stroll among the colorful gift shops stopping in a charming bistro to sample the freshest catch of the day.

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Points of Interest

  • Museum of Northern BC
  • Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary
  • North Pacific Cannery
  • Butze Rapids Trail
  • Kwinitsa Railway Museum
  • Exchamsiks River Provincial Park
  • Wildlife
  • Seal Cove Salt Marsh

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  • Museum of Northern BC

    Housed in a North Coast longhouse, this well-curated museum displays a significant First Nations collection. Peruse thousands of archaeological artifacts, enlightening exhibits, and native artwork from past to present.

  • Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary

    View majestic grizzly bears in their protected natural habitat from the safety of a 72-foot catamaran designed for wildlife viewing. Hear stories and learn about the diverse marine environment from the knowledgeable crew.

  • North Pacific Cannery

    Established in 1889, the oldest intact cannery in British Columbia is a National Historic Site. Interactive walking tours include the expansive grounds and a variety of structures, restored to their 19th-century condition.

  • Butze Rapids Trail

    Trek through the lush rainforest ecosystem on a naturalist guided hike that takes in its splendid flora and fauna and stops at an overlook for great views of the Butze Rapids, a natural phenomenon.

  • Kwinitsa Railway Museum

    Journey through the origin and history of this northern rail line, which ran between Winnipeg and Prince Rupert. A variety of displays and exhibits detail the development of early Prince Rupert and the growth of Canada's railways.

  • Exchamsiks River Provincial Park

    Explore this conservation parkland by land and by water. Jetboats negotiate rock walls and waterfalls while guided nature walks under a canopy of ancient Sitka spruce trees traverse this lush ecosystem and coastal forest.

  • Wildlife

    Summertime presents the amazing opportunity to witness a wealth of wild animals including bears, whales, harbor seals and eagles.

  • Seal Cove Salt Marsh

    A scenic waterfront recreational attraction with a pedestrian bridge, picnic tables and seating. Restoration of a fish habitat and natural aquatic vegetation and exposure of a hidden creek revitalized the area.

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Best of Prince Rupert: City Highlights & Museum

2 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 1 0 0
  • Museum of Northern BC
  • Kwinitsa Railway Museum

Discover fascinating Prince Rupert on a relaxed drive that takes in picturesque Northwest coastal views and city highlights. Then visit the Kwinitsa Railway Museum to learn about the construction of Canada's northern railway and the Museum of Northern British Columbia, known for its important First Nations collection.

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Easy Prince Rupert: Explore by Vintage Trolley

1 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 1 1 0

Get acquainted with the "City of Rainbows" during a vintage trolley ride to some of its most must-see attractions. Relax while it winds its way through scenic streets to a number of photo stops including the newly-manicured Seal Cove Marsh and the colorful miniature Sunken Gardens Park.

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Easy Prince Rupert: Explore by Vintage Trolley (Wheelchair Accessible)

1 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 1 1 1

Get acquainted with the "City of Rainbows" during a vintage trolley ride to some of its most must-see attractions. Relax while it winds its way through scenic streets to a number of photo stops including the newly-manicured Seal Cove Marsh and the colorful City Sunken Gardens.

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Highlights by Vintage Trolley & Scenic Seal Cove Picnic

2.5 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 1 1 5
  • Seal Cove Salt Marsh

All aboard! Take a ride on a vintage trolley and experience everything that Prince Rupert has to offer. A narrated tour is the best way to see the timeless cultural and historical sights and newest offerings of this lively port. Then, tuck into a picnic lunch overlooking picturesque Seal Cove. Minimal walking required.

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Mysteries & Traditions of the North Coast Peoples

1.5 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 1 2 0
  • Museum of Northern BC

Explore the important role of the Feast performance in one of the most authentic First Nations cultural experiences in the Northwest Coast. A tour of the world-class Museum of Northern British Columbia showcases art and artifacts, and dancers in ceremonial regalia dramatize ancient stories told by the chief.

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Ocean-to-Table Tastings at the Historic Crest Hotel

1.5 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 3 0 0

Let your taste buds be your guide on this enjoyable seafood culinary journey to the Waterfront Restaurant at the Crest Hotel. Overlooking the Prince Rupert Harbor, the restaurant will serve up a fresh, locally sourced seafood tasting menu paired with award winning BC wines.

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Chef-Guided Meze Tasting & Vintage Trolley Scenic Drive

3 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 3 0 5
  • Seal Cove Salt Marsh

Indulge in two popular Prince Rupert pastimes-sightseeing by trolley and enjoying a delicious lunch. The relaxing ride aboard the Prince Rupert Olde Time Trolley takes you around historic areas of this beautiful remote coastal city to breathtaking Seal Cove and lunch at Arabisk Mediterranean Restaurant.

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Cow Bay Sights & Bites Walk

1.75 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 3 7 0
  • Museum of Northern BC
  • Kwinitsa Railway Museum

Take your appetite for a guided walk through historic Cow Bay. Learn how it got its name, look for bald eagles, take photos of the lush and lovely Sunken Gardens Park and be treated to small but nourishing bites of tasty treats along the way.

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North Pacific Cannery Historic Site Exploration Walk

3 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 3 8 0
  • North Pacific Cannery

Lace up your walking shoes and experience the natural beauty and marine culture along the North Coast as your guide regales you with local legends and stories. Visit the North Pacific Cannery, the oldest intact cannery in British Columbia and a National Historic Site.

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Local Connections: Guided Photography City Walk with Photo Expert

1.5 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 3 8 5

Join a professional photography instructor on a 90-minute tour of Cow Bay and walk away with newfound photography skills. Look for eagles at Eagle's Bluff, stroll through picturesque Sunken Gardens and visit a camera museum while picking up tips and techniques to enhance your images.

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Prince Rupert Golf

5.5 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 3 9 0

Hit the greens with a round at the Prince Rupert Golf Course, an 18-hole course standing in the shadow of Mount Hays. All equipment will be provided including a golf cart for riding between holes. As you relax, take in the magnificent panoramic views and wildlife surrounding the 5,526-yard course.

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Butze Rainforest Nature Hike

2.75 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 4 7 0
  • Butze Rapids Trail

Nature lovers will relish the opportunity to explore the beautiful Butze Rainforest on foot. Lace up your sturdy shoes and enjoy a naturalist-led adventure, traversing an approximately two-mile walking trail that takes in the ecosystem's diverse flora and fauna and the churning Butze Rapids, a tidal phenomenon.

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Panoramic Mountain Trail Trek

2.75 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 4 7 5

Put on your comfortable hiking shoes for a vigorous trek up Mt. Hays in the Great Bear Rainforest. Witness its rugged beauty as you reach an elevation of approximately 1,000 feet taking you to a stunning viewpoint overlooking Prince Rupert's harbor and the North Pacific Ocean beyond.

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Whales & Marine Life Discovery Cruise

4.5 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 6 1 0
  • Wildlife

The North Coast's scenic Inside Passage teems with wildlife. Cruise on a custom-built vessel with two glass-enclosed interior cabins and four outdoor viewing decks in search of whales, harbor seals, sea lions and magnificent coastal birds, including bald eagles. Enjoy commentary by your local crew and fill your camera with incredible imagery.

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Exchamsiks Park Exploration & Wilderness Jetboat Adventure

5.5 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 7 0 0
  • Exchamsiks River Provincial Park

A trio of outdoor activities await, offering you dazzling views of British Columbia's temperate rainforest and scenic waterways. Embark on a jetboat adventure on Exchamsiks River. Hike through a spectacular old-growth rainforest and dine on the freshest wild salmon cooked over an open fire at a shoreline campsite.

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Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Watch

7 hours | Prince Rupert | Y P R - 8 7 0
  • Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary
  • Wildlife

Set sail on a magnificent catamaran cruise in search of grizzly bears in their natural habitat on this full-day tour. The Khutzeymateen Valley is Canada's only grizzly bear sanctuary, with over 50 bears that feed on the vegetation close to the shore. The valley and surrounding waters also support a robust population of shorebirds, wolves and whales.

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