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Port Interpretive Centre

215 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
+1 250-624-4559
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Learned SO MUCH!

We learned SO MUCH about the Prince Rupert area as a result of going to this museum. The staff... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Cedar Hill, Texas
Visitor Centre in Prince Rupert Island

Very good visitor centre with short film on the port. Excellent very fast internet. Staff very... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Western Australia, Australia
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Located on the ground floor of the Atlin Terminal in the historic Cow Bay district of Prince Rupert, the Port Interpretive Centre tells the story of the Port of Prince Rupert. It is a story that stretches from 10,000 years ago -- when the area served as a vital trading hub for the Ts’msyen First Nation -- to the present, with the rapid growth of the port's commerce in containers, coal, and grain. A highlight for visitors of all ages is the Interactive Trade Route Simulator, a sensory feature that allows visitors to select a commodity and ‘launch’ a ship to visualize the supply chain of imports and exports flowing through the Port of Prince Rupert.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
215 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
+1 250-624-4559
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We learned SO MUCH about the Prince Rupert area as a result of going to this museum. The staff were very knowledgeable and gracious when answering questions. Totally recommend!

Thank Byronmary
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Very good visitor centre with short film on the port. Excellent very fast internet. Staff very helpful and recommended places to have coffee.

Thank Maturity
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Not recommended. As a family we travel alot in the summer months, and we rely on the local visitors centers greatly, every town or place we visit we stop at the visitors center for brochures, info, a bathroom break and to learn about the area...More

Thank canuckb
Reviewed 7 September 2017

they could put their hands on something for each question I had. 2 ladies that were very quick to help and so very willing to call or find info on the wall.

Thank Marcy S
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Staff was friendly but found the exhibits a bit dry. Staff was eager to answer questions and there was lots of printed matter and maps about the area

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We had questions - they had answers. What more could I ask for from a visitors' centre? We were greeted on arrival and given relevant information by a knowledgeable person. We then availed ourselves of a comprehensive selection of leaflets for the local area as...More

Thank mrsspikes
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I confess, I had totally underestimated Prince Rupert when thinking about our trip. The port interpretive centre was eye opening. The history of Prince Rupert's development and growth and the plans for the future are very well presented on info boards, interactive displays and video...More

Thank mrsspikes
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had very limited time so accurate recommendations and information was important. We had a great day in the area with the (surprising) highlight being the Salmon Cannery Tour which the Visitor Centre staff had put us up to.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The person there was very helpful and informative. They also offer free maps.This place is on the boardwalk area in the 'Cow-bay' area.

Thank md c
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I found this part of the info center very informative about the history of the city and the function it plays with the shipping industry. The Interactive display was informative and a hit with the kids.

Thank Gordtgr
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