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. Make North Pacific Cannery Museum part of your personalized Prince Rupert itinerary using our Prince Rupert trip builder tool .
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  • Spent a couple hours here on a beautiful sunny day. Fairly large site with lots to take in. This place, along with many other similar canneries, played a very important role in the NW region of BC for...  more »
  • The wife and I did the tour today and was awesome. The staff are very knowledgeable. I learned a lot there and loved the scenery. The money they get their is used to restore the place. A lot of histor...  more »
  • The cannery was a small community stratified by ethnicity, gender and age. Most worked very hard in tough conditions. Our guide was superb. Informative and entertaining. The guided tour opens up parts...  more »
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  • A very interesting place to see. We learned a lot, and had a great time.
  • Intresting place to visit and connected by a bus from Prince Rupert every 2 hours. I had enough time between buses for the tour which has a great guide take you through the history of the cannary and surroundings and is well worth doing. Weather depending there is a lovely area to sit and eat lunch with great views along the coast.
  • Not as open as it used to be, but the model train exhibit is amazing. They offer family/season passes also
  • 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.
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