Prince Rupert Weather
Prince Rupert Fire Museum
Skeena River Salmon Fishing
North Pacific Cannery Village Museum
Museum of Northern BC - Carving Shed allows visitors to experience culture; arts, carving, dance, ancient drama and song.
Acropolis Hill now known as Roosevelt Park - highest vantage point
Visual and Preforming Arts
The Tsimshian First Nation inhabited the area in and around Prince Rupert (as we know it today) for over 5,000 years. Their livelihood stemmed from utilizing the cedar trees for shelter, canoes, material and tall totem poles marking celebrations and their home (which you can still see today). Many other First Nations people's land boarded on Prince Rupert including; the Gitxsan, Nisga'a, Haida and Heiltsuk.
By 1906, the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, constructed a terminal in the tent town and it required a name. "Prince Rupert" was a cousin of Charles II of England and the name was entered in the GTPR's contest by Eleanor MacDonald of Winnipeg. The city was incorporated in 1910 and would become a significant seaport for fishing and timber for both Canada and the United States.
Summer average 18 degrees Celsius
Winter average 3 degrees Celsius
Map of Prince Rupert
Please select from the Prince Rupert travel directory below to find out more details.