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Prince Rupert, BCThe third-deepest natural ice-free harbour in the world, Prince Rupert is known as a port of call for cruise ships bound for Alaska, and as the departure point for many whale-watching tours.

Visitors to this harbour town are struck by its splendid views and friendly welcome. Prince Rupert's wet climate and frequent storms have given it a reputation as the "City of Rainbows". As the saying goes, "after the storm comes the calm" or, in this case, the rainbow!

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Museum of Northern British Columbia

Museum of Northern British Columbia*
The Museum of Northern British Columbia celebrates the cultural and natural heritage of British Columbia's Northwest Coast. It houses the largest collection of First Nations artifacts in the region. The Museum Carving Shed, a working studio for First Nations artists, is open to the public. Visitors are always welcome to come and meet the artists.

100 First Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC / 250-624-3207

Port de Prince RupertPrince Rupert Port*
One of the largest ports on the west coast. You will feel very small next to the huge cruise ships and freighters that dock here every day! Visit the Port Interpretive Centre in Atlin Terminal to learn about the port's history and operations.



38th Annual Seafest

Date: June 10 to 12, 2016 

Location: Prince Rupert

Description: This community festival is held every year on the second weekend in June. Packed with ocean-themed events and activities, food booths, and entertainment in Prince Rupert’s downtown and on the waterfront, Seafest promises a weekend of fun for the whole family.

Road trip

  • West
  • Road Trip
  • 18 days
$2957 / adult



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