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Prince Rupert, British Columbia

Prince Rupert, BC

Introduction to Prince Rupert, BC

Historic Attractions
Arts & Crafts
More Information

Historic Attractions

Museum of Northern British Columbia
A brief look at the museum's large collection, their walking tours and educational programs and special events.

North Pacific Cannery
Located at Port Edward, close to Prince Rupert, this site offers an excellent look back at the way life was at a coastal cannery.

Arts & Crafts

Lester Centre of the Arts
Information about both upcoming and past events, and technical details of the 700-seat facility itself.


Alaska Marine Highway
The state ferry system calls at Pince Rupert both northbound and southbound, year-round.

BC Ferries
Year-round service to the south is offered on the beautiful Queen of the North. Other North Coast communities are also served through Prince Rupert.

Year-round bus service to Prince Rupert.

Scheduled service between Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Smithers and Vancouver, using Dash-8 aircraft.

Inland Air Charters
Year-round scheduled flights to Kitkatla, float plane charters and flightseeing tours with Beaver and Otter bush planes.

Prince Rupert Port Authority
Information about the multi-use marine facility at Ridley Island, including ship schedules.

Road Reports
The entire province is covered by DriveBC, including the BC section of the Alaska Highway and the Stewart-Cassiar (Highway 37).

VIA Rail
Year-round passenger service to Prince Rupert is offered, with dome cars and daylight-only travel.


A map of the highways of northern BC, linked to road reports.

Regional and local maps have been posted by Tourism Prince Rupert.

More Information

City of Prince Rupert
Lots of information for both residents and visitors.

Tourism Prince Rupert
An excellent guide to the community's attractions and services, including travel planning advice.


Current & Forecast Weather
From Environment Canada, a 5-day report.