Museums

Prince Rupert is a cosmopolitan city with many cultures contributing to its unique identity. Prince Rupert and the Northwest Coast also bear a rich history of First Nations, railway construction, fishing, logging and shipping. There are a number of museums in Prince Rupert that collect, safeguard and make accessible artifacts and specimens which they hold in trust for the people of Prince Rupert and the surrounding area.
 
The Museum of Northern British Columbia:
 
Tel: (250) 624-3207 
 
Located at 100 1st Ave West, the Museum's beautiful large post and beam building is fashioned after the style of the Northwest Coast longhouse. Exhibits depict the 10,000 years of fascinating human history and settlement on the North Coast. The Museum offers a variety of programs and services. The gift shop specializes in native art and jewelry and books on the North Coast.
 
Performance Art at the Longhouse of the Museum of Northern BC:
 
Tel: (250) 624-3207 
 
The Museum's new Longhouse, located near the Carving Shed, allows visitors to experience the living culture of the First Nations of the Northwest Coast. Northwest Coast performance art is rooted in ancient drama, dance and song. At the Longhouse, visitors can join the Gwisamiikgigot Dancers as they share their rich legacy of ancient drama, dance and song.
 
Kwinitsa Railway Station Museum:
 
Tel: (250) 624-3207 
 
Located in Prince Rupert's waterfront park, Kwinitsa Railway Station Museum provides adults and children alike with an exciting journey into the history of Canada's northern railway and the many small stations like Kwinitsa along its route. Exhibits portray the development of early Prince Rupert, from its days as the tent town at the terminus of the Grand Trunk Railway to its birth as a city in the 1920's.
 
North Pacific Cannery:
 
Phone: (250) 628-3538 
 
Built in 1889, today, the North Pacific Historic Fishing Village is a National Historic Site. It is the most complete cannery that remains of these remote villages that once dotted the West Coast. Experience mouth-watering food, licensed dining, cozy lodging, wildlife, and beautiful scenery, with live performances, tours and exhibits in this wooden cannery village suspended on pilings over an estuary of the Skeena River.
 
For more information on museums offered in Prince Rupert, please visit Tourism Prince Rupert or contact: 
 
Tourism Prince Rupert
110 1st Avenue West 
Prince Rupert, BC 
Canada V8J 1A8
Tel: (250) 624-8687 
E-mail: info@visitprincerupert.com