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Cassiar Cannery ~ where history and nature meet~

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The former manager homes of Cassiar Cannery's salmon packing days are now self-catered Guest Houses.
Porching is a great way to spend an afternoon watching the world float by out front
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1 of 24The former manager homes of Cassiar Cannery's salmon packing days are now self-catered Guest Houses.
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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Located at the mouth of the Skeena River on British Columbia's scenic North Coast lies one of the most unique places in the province. Surrounded by outstanding wilderness beauty and biodiversity, Cassiar Cannery is pleased to offer four fully furnished, self-catered waterfront heritage houses for nightly or executive rental. Nestled along the shoreline of Inverness Passage, Cassiar Cannery's Guest Houses are unique and comfortable. Estuaries are rare ecosystems where fresh water from the Skeena River, second largest river in BC and one of the longest rivers in the world without a dam, mixes with the ocean resulting in a rich complex ecosystem supporting a host of flora and fauna. Expect to see our resident eagles and ravens perched on the old pilings watching for juvenile salmon and ot...Located at the mouth of the Skeena River on British Columbia's scenic North Coast lies one of the most unique places in the province. Surrounded by outstanding wilderness beauty and biodiversity, Cassiar Cannery is pleased to offer four fully furnished, self-catered waterfront heritage houses for nightly or executive rental. Nestled along the shoreline of Inverness Passage, Cassiar Cannery's Guest Houses are unique and comfortable. Estuaries are rare ecosystems where fresh water from the Skeena River, second largest river in BC and one of the longest rivers in the world without a dam, mixes with the ocean resulting in a rich complex ecosystem supporting a host of flora and fauna. Expect to see our resident eagles and ravens perched on the old pilings watching for juvenile salmon and other forage fish. A myriad of migratory birds touch down to feed on the rich, rare and complex grasses of the saltwater marsh surrounding the property. Guests are fascinated with the movement of the water through the North Coast's large tidal cycle where it can move from the outer edge of the dock right up to the houses. All of Cassiar Cannery's houses are on pilings and at times, are perched right over the ocean. The North Coast is renowned as having some of the best sport fishing grounds in BC. Five species of salmon, huge halibut, crab, prawns and rockfish make this a fishing destination for both sport fishermen and the commercial fleet. The commercial gillnet fleet still fishes along Inverness Passage and into the mouth of the Skeena River. This is a rare and wonderful treat for both our guests and us and highlights why this place is here in the first place. In 1889, Alfred E. Green purchased the lot known as the Cassiar Cannery to participate in the salmon boom of the 19th and 20th centuries. By this time, self-contained cannery towns had sprung up all over the West Coast. Built of solid BC timber, Cassiar Cannery had a large canning operation on a huge wooden dock, machine shops, electrical shops, a General Store, doctor's office, boat shop, net loft, storage, cannery worker accommodation, cookhouse and five houses, six residences for the cannery managers and owner. Cassiar Cannery was the longest consecutively operated salmon cannery on the West Coast of Canada operating continuously from 1903 through 1983. It was the last operating Skeena River cannery. Four of the former cannery manager's homes have been thoughtfully restored into fully furnished, self-catered Guest Houses. There are two, stand alone, three bedroom Guest Houses which sleep six called Sockeye House and Halibut House. Two bedroom Steelhead House and one-bedroom Coho House are a duplex with separate entrances and sharing a common deck. All the Guest Houses have luxury linens, hand-built reclaimed cedar furniture, full kitchens, new appliances (except for Coho House which has an original 1960s turquoise stove), BBQs on large waterfront decks, TVs with DVD players, shampoo, conditioner and towels. Wi-Fi is available with some restrictions. Some houses have satellite TV. There is ample parking for trucks and trailers along with access to a deep-freeze for sport fishermen. Sockeye House sleeps six in three bedrooms – two with queen beds and one bedroom with two twin beds. It has a washer and dryer and water views from almost every room. With a beautiful yellow cedar floor and handmade reclaimed cedar beds, Sockeye House is a fabulous base for your North Coast adventure. Halibut House also has three bedrooms, two with queen beds and one with twin XL bunk beds, original fir floors, new appliances and a washer/dryer. It will be ready for guests June 2015. Now accepting reservations. Steelhead House also sleeps six in two bedrooms. It has a queen bed in the front bedroom and two sets of twin bunks in the back bedroom. It also has a reclaimed yellow cedar floor and access to a washer/dryer in another house. Coho House is a cozy small one bedroom Guest House with the most comfortable bed. It has access to a washer/dryer in another house. Under restoration and diversification since the summer of 2006, join us, and the thousands of people before us, that know there is something remarkable about this place. Please visit our website for further information. Please note the availability calendar on Flipkey/Trip advisor only reflects bookings in Sockeye House. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Totally unsuitable for unsupervised children. This is also a very quiet place so please, no partiers.
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1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Justine C
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2011
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Reviewed 26 May 2019

We stayed with 5 friends in the Steelhead cabin in May 2019. It was a wonderful visit for two nights, the most comfortable beds, stunning views, and a cozy space. Fresh flowers were in vases throughout the cabin and all the kitchen amenities were available...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank stephandworld
Trek398876, VR Owner at Cassiar Cannery ~ where history and nature meet~, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2019

Yes please! A great group of women to have as neighbours! Thanks for the lovely review. Hope we get to see you gals again! Justine

Reviewed 29 June 2018

We were there for the cannery tour which included food, lodging and 3 days travel by jet boat to other canneries and places of interest nearby by jet boat. We were in the halibut house and it was splendid. We had it to ourselves and...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank alexcZ5686YX
Management response:Responded 29 June 2018

Thanks for the lovely note Alex! I'm so glad you signed up to explore these interesting historical spots around the Lower Skeena River! We love hosting these events so thanks for coming! Hope to see you again, Justine

Reviewed 10 June 2018

Our group attended the Womens Rejuvenation Retreat in May, it was great fun, the Guest house we stayed in had one room with 2 bunkbeds, bunks very comfortable and another room had a queen size bed, each bed had a down duvet, there is a...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank 88KA88
Management response:Responded 12 June 2018

88KA88 - thanks for the lovely review! I had a great time with the ladies. These retreats are fun! Hope to see you on your next trip to the coast! Justine

Reviewed 12 November 2017

This was my second trip to the Cassiar Cannery, and I can assure you it won't be my last. Justine and Marc are the greatest hosts, their love, and passion for maintaining this little piece of paradise and history shines through in all the care...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Jstfun
Management response:Responded 13 November 2017

Jstfun! We were looking forward to your trip and meeting your friends and family! I don't think I'll ever forget our jet boat trip - that was one for the books. We are looking forward to seeing you again and if we pop through the...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017

I stayed at the Cannery by myself on a business trip in Prince Rupert this week. My intention was to find something a little off the beaten track and different from the usual 'room, bed, tv'. I wanted something different! On my journey to the...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank dentheman2019
Management response:Responded 2 September 2017

Dear Denis: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. You have many great suggestions - especially a covered area on the sun decks. You may or may not be familiar with the back story of our time at the Cassiar...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

The Cassiar Cannery is the perfect place to stay in the Port Edward/Prince Rupert area. It is the perfect mix of modern amenities with the historic charm of what used to be the pride of the North Coast. We have stayed here 2 times now...More

Date of stay: June 2017
1  Thank Lauren B
Management response:Responded 14 July 2017

Lauren! You guys are the very best of the best! So happy that you found us this year and we are looking forward to seeing your family next year already. Hope you have a great year and maybe you'll squeeze in another trip. Rather oddly...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

The location is very private, the scenery unbeatable! Updated historical cabins set you back in time with everything one needs, including laundry facilities. Barn swallows swoop down to perch on the edge of the deck, song sparrows sing from nearby trees, while blue herons fish...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Marie C
Management response:Responded 13 June 2017

Thanks for the lovely review Marie! We tried so hard to have dogs but after one of our dogs was mauled by wolves, they became really protective of their homestead against other four legged critters. We had a great time during Ecology Week 2018! Thanks...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

I also recently visited on a women's rejuvenation weekend. I expected to have a great time, but I did not ever imagine how great of a time! Justine is an absolute gem! I have never met someone so genuinely caring.She is by far the best...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Linda S
Management response:Responded 15 May 2017

Linda! Thanks so much for leaving such an awesome review! We had such a great time on the April retreat. Looking forward to meeting more of your cousins next time. Hope to see you soon, Justine

Reviewed 6 May 2017

I was part of a fourteen women rejuvenation retreat at Cassiar Cannery recently and had a fabulous time! Justine is an extremely gracious hostess and was so welcoming and kind. The cabins are delightfully restored and well stocked. The beds are incredibly comfortable. The food...More

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank 540sally
Management response:Responded 6 May 2017

From all of us who hosted the Women's Rejuvenation Retreat - thank you for leaving such a lovely review! We had a great time with a fabulous group of women. I hope we get to see you and B. again! Thank you 540sally! Justine, Jennifer...More

Reviewed 12 October 2016

I'd choose Cassiar Cannery again, even over a tropical or European destination. The cabins were charming with furniture made from reclaimed wood. The hosts were friendly, accommodating and fun. Scenery amazing!

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank shirlboud
Management response:Responded 14 October 2016

And we would love to see you again shirlboud! Thanks for including the Cassiar Cannery into your travel plans! Justine

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
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Dryer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Nestled along the waters edge on the spectacular North Coast, step back in time experiencing a very comfortable stay in the restored former cannery manages houses. Once the longest consecutively operated salmon cannery on the West Coast, Cassiar Cannery has been undergoing restoration and diversification into the conservation economy. Less than 30 minutes outside of Prince Rupert, adjacent to some of the best sport fishing grounds in the world, Cassiar Cannery offers the comforts of home in a beautiful wilderness setting. Its rare location within the dynamic Skeena River estuary, the second largest river in BC and one of the longest rivers in the world without a dam, offers a peaceful comfortable setting to watch resident eagles, ravens and a myriad of resident and migratory birds on yo...
Getting around
North Pacific Cannery Museum, a National Historic Site, is the Cassiar Cannery's nearest attraction at 3.5km up the road. The museum has a bus stop for the Prince Rupert area bus route. If you are not planning on putting your feet up on the waterfront deck and watching the world pass you by, a vehicle is highly recommended.
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