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Museum of Northern British Columbia

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Address: 100 First Ave., Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3S1, Canada
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+1 250-624-3207
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

Learn about the history and culture of Northwest Canada from thousands of...

Learn about the history and culture of Northwest Canada from thousands of years ago as well during the 1800's.

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Great Museum

This museum was interesting. Normally, I get bored just looking things but this museum had enough information about each piece to keep me interested.

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Odessa W
Kamloops, Canada
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Kamloops, Canada
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This museum was interesting. Normally, I get bored just looking things but this museum had enough information about each piece to keep me interested.

Thank Odessa W
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

There is a lot of good stuff here and it is definitely a place to visit if in PR. The main drawback for me was that the labels on the display were small and hard to read. Really nice selection of books in the gift shop.

Thank 612Brian612
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Wonderful new building built to look like a long house of the First Nation. Well laid out with good details on the exhibits these can absorb you for quite some time so in some of the rooms take a seat and admire. Local artist had an exhibition there which was pretty interesting.

Near Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The museum of Northern BC is in a building that looks like the long houses First Nation built long before Europeans came to Canada. Some of its arefacts are 4-5000 years old. The museum tells the story of tribal life, of trade and also of the colonization of BC. Also there are many pieces of Native art, some as recent... More 

Thank George043
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

This nice museum is located downtown Prince Rupert. Few people come here but I think this a great place to visit. There's lot of things to see and you could spend easily a couple of hours there.

Thank popamiw
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

This museum is a must see! Words cannot describe the beauty within this building. The staff is friendly and available to help and answer questions, and the gift shop is fantastic

1 Thank Michelle B
Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

This museum was a great place to visit and we found the attractions to be incredible. The tour that the museum runs is also very informative. I would definitely recommend friends and family to visit.

1 Thank DavidG82
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

take some time and tour this museum. Well worth the history of the ports and the land /habitats surrounding the city .

1 Thank D R
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very reasonable price to enter, only 6 dollars for adults and 3 for teens. There is plenty of lovely First Nations artifacts and a very lovely view of the bay.

1 Thank Chris W
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in the local history of the Prince Rupert area, this place is a must-see. Many very nice archeological artifacts on the Native people, as well as information on European settlement. There are also special galleries with art by local Native Americans/First People. Great gift shop with lots of books and look cal handcrafted item to take... More 

1 Thank Joseph B

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