Just putting it out there, I'm a 21 year old girl with very little interest in guided tours of any sort let alone through a cannery (like what is that). I wanted something to do in Prince Rupert and figured it was inexpensive enough ($8 with a student card) to at least waste some time checking out.
I arrived at the cannery expecting to leave 20 minutes later. So why did I stay for almost two hours?
-I took an hour-long guided tour that was so chock full of Canadian history in a way that you can actually SEE - unlike what I remembered from seeing sketches in fifth grade history books, and while I thought it would be a snore, it flew by! The staff are summer students as far as I could tell and they do a great job.
-It is BEAUTIFUL - talk about a picturesque museum, the rustic cannery is something in itself but paired with beautiful ocean and mountain views we are talking some breathtaking scenery
-They have an adorable cafe and I had already eaten lunch but I watched someone eat some of their salmon chowder (in the least weird way possible) and it didn't look overly creamy - it looked fresh and I heard rave reviews! I got a cookie which was exactly what I wanted
-There is no cellphone reception! So I guess I had to put down the phone for a couple hours, but I barely noticed (hint to any parents looking for full attention from teenagers). There is also a great gift shop if you are looking for that perfect souvenir from the coastal northwest.
I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it but it is such a cheap and fantastic way to spend an afternoon, appropriate and enjoyable for people of all ages.
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