Reachable by air, land and sea, Prince Rupert is a port city on British Columbia's northwest coast with a population of fewer than 15,000 people. The city serves as the northern terminus for cruises in the Inside Passage.
The city serves as the northern terminus for cruises in the Inside Passage and, as a result, welcomes thousands of visitors annually on a Totem Circle tour of British Columbia. Visitors on an RV road trip particularly favour this route as spectacular scenery mingles with urban adventure and the road beyond their dashboard continually changes.
The city sits on Kaien island, one lone bridge providing access to and from the island. Getting outdoors here often means connecting with wildlife, getting up close with whales and spotting the local birds around town. If you have a some extra time, book a short daytrip excursion to the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary for an up-close look of these magnificent beasts.
Head out to the North Pacific Cannery for a guided or self-guided tour of Canada's longest operating cannery. Homemade seafood chowder is on the menu here - it's fresh and delicious! Enjoy the rustic old restored buildings and don't forget your camera.
Prince Rupert was built on fishing and the fishing here is first-class. Pick up a license, cast your line and see what the waters bring. Book a guided fishing trip and snag some salmon. Prince Rupert is much more than a place to pass through - it's a place worth exploring.