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Port Interpretive Centre

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Was not what we were expecting. Staff Was excellent and Happy to tell you about the area. Centre... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ok for a short visit

We mainly read the exhibitions, I was a bit wary of some of the information and wondered who had... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Vernon, 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...more
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215 Cow Bay Rd, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1A2, Canada
+1 250-624-4559
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was not what we were expecting. Staff Was excellent and Happy to tell you about the area. Centre was ok thought would be more about shipping more about the business side.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank retired27
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We mainly read the exhibitions, I was a bit wary of some of the information and wondered who had sponsored it. Some was just history and was interesting. Not huge, good for a few minutes out of the rain.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lazigirl
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The Port of Prince Rupert is an amazing story and it is summarized nicely in this Interpretive Centre. The port is now the second largest in Canada.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brian H
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank seashells3210
Reviewed 26 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robbonon51
Reviewed 10 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!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Byronmary
Reviewed 19 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Maturity
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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank canuckb
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Steven S
Reviewed 23 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Wendy T
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