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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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Very helpful staff, informative exhibits, and comfortable place to spend a few minutes!

The staff were helpful and easy to talk to - lots of information about what you can do in the area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
seashells3210
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Victoria, Canada
Great source for local information

Very helpful suggesting places to visit while in the Prince Rupert area. Thank you for your help... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robbonon51
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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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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215 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were helpful and easy to talk to - lots of information about what you can do in the area. Several chairs to sit down and plan your next adventure. Free Wifi too. Great spot as it is located in Cow Bay (fabulous pub,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very helpful suggesting places to visit while in the Prince Rupert area. Thank you for your help and the suggestion for the Cannery tour.

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Reviewed 9 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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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Reviewed 22 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
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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

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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

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Reviewed 19 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
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