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Prince Rupert is a vibrant port city, and the second largest on BC's coast. Located on the Kaien Island, at the mouth of Skeena River, the city is circled by forests and mountains, and overlooks the beautiful BC rugged coastline. The harbour is busy with cruise ships, ferries and fishing boasts and is the main access point for the Queen Charlotte Islands and Alaska
Like many of BC's major towns, Prince Rupert's development is linked to the growth of the 1914 Grand Trunk Railroad Station, the Kwinitsa Railway Musuem tells the stroy of businessman Charles Hay's big plans for the town, which were largely unfullfilled: he went down with the Titanic in 1912.
Tsimshian First Nations were the first occupants of the area, and as recently as 170 years ago the harbour was lined with their large cedar houses and carved totems. The excellent Museum of Northern BC focuses on Tsimshian history and culture and offers archaeological tours including the Tsimshian Village of metlakatla, describing their culture over 10,000 years.
Photos of Prince Rupert and Kaien Island.
Area: BC Northern West Coast
West Coast Living
Small Town Community
Oceanfront & Ocean Views
Ocean & River Fishing
Power Boating & Sailing
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