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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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Learned SO MUCH!

We learned SO MUCH about the Prince Rupert area as a result of going to this museum. The staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cedar Hill, Texas
Friendly staff

Staff was friendly but found the exhibits a bit dry. Staff was eager to answer questions and there... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Wendy T
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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
+1 250-624-4559
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank Byronmary
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

Thank Wendy T
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

Thank mrsspikes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The person there was very helpful and informative. They also offer free maps.This place is on the boardwalk area in the 'Cow-bay' area.

Thank md c
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I found this part of the info center very informative about the history of the city and the function it plays with the shipping industry. The Interactive display was informative and a hit with the kids.

Thank Gordtgr
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I came in for the free wifi and the tourism info, and I was pleasantly surprised by all the information about the port! Who knew that Prince Rupert was such an important place for shipping? Super friendly ladies at the desk as well!

Thank Lauren T
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We started our visit later in the day, but managed to watch two of the videos on the port, its activities, and what the Port Authority had been up to in terms of supporting a nearby community. Wish we'd had more time, and there is...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This place is very informative and gives you a lot on information about the surroundings like the granary and grain loading, CN rail and container terminal. Also they guide you on the places you can visit.

Thank Sacheen Srikant N
Reviewed 21 June 2016

It offers iInteresting exhibits and excellent information about what there is to see and do in Prince Rupert.

Thank Rapsac4
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I live at the Port of Los Angeles so I like ports and this is a really interesting Interpretive Center where you will learn all about the Port at Prince Rupert. We really enjoyed it. Lots of history.

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