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Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert is known for its rugged coastlines, dense forests, and the sea. It is a stunning place where visitors can go deep-sea fishing, see totem poles and learn about the coastal history of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest. In addition, this place is a gateway to wilderness areas, including the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary. With such rich-rich waters, fishing is one of the top attractions here. Salmon and Halibut are abundant here. The North Pacific Cannery traces the city's salmon history and, of course, with all the fish, Humpback Whales frequent these waters.


Ship Location

Arriving in Prince Rupert is stunning, so make sure to be on deck to see the breathtaking scenery as the ship passes hundreds of islands. The ship docks near the center of town at the new Prince Rupert cruise terminal. It is about a short uphill walk to town, and the visitor center offers maps and tourist information.


The Northland Cruise Terminal has a unique self-adjusting ramp, making the ship's incline easy regardless of tidal tide levels. At the terminal, visitors can enjoy a promenade with an array of amenities at the Cow Bay Marina.  


Getting Around

 Prince Rupert is pedestrian-friendly, and taxis are very inexpensive.



Fishing and hiking are popular here, and we encourage booking cruise line tours since there is little infrastructure here, making it difficult to plan activities upon arrival. Na Xbiisa Lagigyet, the museum of Northern British Columbia, has a great exhibit featuring the art of the First Nations people. Those interested in learning about the Tsimshian, Haida, Kwakwakawakw, and Tlingit people should visit this museum to learn more about life from the present day to ancient times. There is also a carving shed in town where you can watch local artists at work. 


Shopping for local art is popular. And be sure to keep an eye out for authentic Cowichan Sweaters throughout British Columbia. Sometimes these sweaters are found in gift shops and markets featuring products made by local artists. These sweaters, created with high yarn in lanolin, repel water, making them ideal for wet coastal environments. Authentic Cowichan sweaters are unique in design, thick made from bulky unprocessed home-spun wool.