Prince Rupert is a coastal port city—nestled into a mountain, surrounded by the Great Bear Rainforest, and just a boat ride away from where you can spot grizzly bears, wolves, orcas and humpbacks. The nearby Skeena River and surrounding area is famous for fishing, kayaking, hiking and general adventuring. A stepping off point for the islands of Haida Gwaii and the lava beds of the Nass Valley, Prince Rupert was once point of trade and convergence for several area First Nations, who have over 10,000 plus years of history and culture here.
For visitors seeking to find the many opportunities that await them in Prince Rupert, the Visit Prince Rupert website is a great resource—providing a listing of local businesses, options for accommodation, sights and activities, and much more. A number of local operators provide scenic tours of Prince Rupert and the surrounding area. Arrange a tour by air, with a local helicopter pilot or seaplane operator, or take a leisurely harbor cruise. Biking, hiking, kayaking, and bus tours are also available.
Or stop by the Visitor Centre during your visit – It’s located at the Port Interpretive Centre in the historic Cow Bay shopping district.
**Please note that the Visitor Information Centre will be closed for renovations from February 15th until mid-June, 2023. For more information, check out the news release from Tourism Prince Rupert.
Prince Rupert has plentiful opportunities for recreation and activity on land and water. Within our City, you will find numerous parks for resting, strolling, biking, or walking. Overlooking the city core is the Roosevelt Park built to commemorate World War II, while Totem Park contains cultural legacies of the First Nations people. Visit our boutique shopping district in Cow Bay, also the home of our Visitor Information Centre. Take a light lunch or snack in one of the cafes or come back for dining at night.
Our Recreation Complex also offers a variety of arts, culture and sporting opportunities. For a full program listing, check out our current Active Living Guide.