Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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Board a coach at the pier and settle in to enjoy a fascinating and informative guided panoramic drive within the city of Prince Rupert. Learn about the history, heritage and culture of the city as you travel with a knowledgeable guide. The city's highlights are a reminder of the many peoples and cultures who founded Prince Rupert, including adventurers and entrepreneurs. From the British gentleman who founded a dairy at Cow Bay to the Chinese gold miner who started Prince Rupert's longest-running grocery, and from the many shop owners who set up their first businesses in tents to the people who invested in the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and its fleet of ships, the stories are as varied as they are interesting.
You'll stop at a scenic viewpoint and look out over Prince Rupert's harbor and Metlakatla Pass. This is where the Tsimshian Natives made their winter villages with great cedar houses and canoes, and thrived in the rich coastal landscape.
Drive through the downtown core, taking in the diverse styles of architecture, passing City Hall, and heading toward the waterfront. This is the hub of Prince Rupert's industrial history. Learn about the modern day port and the transportation hub that links Canada to the Pacific Rim. Stop at the waterfront Kinsmen Park and visit the Kwinitsa Railway Station Museum, where you will learn about the building of the trans-Canada Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
Finally travel to the Museum of Northern BC, known for its important First Nations collection, impressive exhibits, knowledgeable guides, and stimulating tours. Connect with the ancient past, exploring the art, history and living culture of the Tsimshian peoples.
Guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore independently are welcome to do so, but must make their own way back to the ship.
Please note: Motorized wheelchairs cannot be accommodated. Collapsible non-motorized wheelchairs are allowed. Participants must be able to (dis)embark the coach with minimal assistance. Surfaces are level and paved or carpeted.