Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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Approximately 3 Hours
Meals not included
Nature, culture and 127 years of North Coast life form a rich landscape that you will experience on this walking tour. Knowledgeable heritage guides present engaging stories of those who fished the waters and worked at the canneries of BC's North Coast.
Leave the pier with a panoramic drive through Prince Rupert. Watch for Kaien Island and Port Edward en route to the oldest intact cannery in BC -- the North Pacific Cannery. This is a National Historic Site was established in 1889 and connects you with an integral part of BC's industrial, economic and cultural history. You will see a working canning line, working salmon processing lines, the net loft, manager and staff housing, the mess hall and the company store. Explore along the river's edge among the cannery's boardwalks, industrial buildings, and worker housing set in wilderness surroundings. Capture the ever-changing light as it reflects off the waters of the Inverness Passage in the Skeena River Estuary. You will have time to explore on your on with docents and interpretive guides providing on-site information.
Shop for regional arts and crafts at the cannery store. Signature North Pacific Cannery merchandise is for sale as well.
Please note: Wear sturdy walking shoes. It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing in order to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion. Outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat and a scarf.