North Pacific Cannery Museum, Prince Rupert

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Discover the significant force in America's West Coast fishing industry at North Pacific Cannery Museum, a 19th and 20th century salmon cannery connecting you with an integral part of British Colombia's economic, industrial and cultural history. Explore the boardwalks, industrial buildings and surrounding picturesque wilderness to get a taste for the place, then take an Industry or Cannery Life tour with an expert guide, learning everything there is to know about the role of the salmon cannery. A series of exhibits illustrate the canning lines and fishing methods, and a cosy Mess House offers local cuisine and freshly brewed coffee. Make sure to wrap up warm-- much of the experience takes place outdoors. Add North Pacific Cannery Museum and other attractions to your Prince Rupert trip itinerary using our Prince Rupert tour planner.
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  • How tough was life in the early parts of the 20th Century. The museum is really in its development stage, and with lots of the work being undertaken on a voluntary basis, if likely to take some time. ...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum - much more to it than we expected. It gives you a very effective overview of what life would have been like working at one of these canneries.  more »
  • I would highly recommend the management of the Museum! It is not only informative but also entertaining. The Museum was reconstructed beautifully, where they found an information sign a declaration to each object. The price of admission is less encouraging.
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  • We did an early morning drive to this place. It opens at 10am. From the roadside, this is the real deal -- actual former plant with buildings intact. The view of the surroundings is lovely. Worth a quick drive out of the way to see this.
  • Great place to stop. It was closed when we visited but walking around the grounds was interesting and informative.
  • We love visiting North Pacific Cannery each year. The site and location are majestic and I always learn new things each time I take the guided tours. Additionally, the restoration work over the past handful of years has been a fascinating transformation to save this historical site. Each time we go out there are new pieces of the puzzle that have been safely and accurately restored.
  • Had a surprisingly great time here! Well worth the drive out, a gorgeous setting and a well maintained and laid out exhibit.
  • Great pics! We delivered fuel there by tanker in the late '50's.

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