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Museum of Northern British Columbia

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The lady in the gift shop is a font on knowledge. If you had questions about the symbolism or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeanette M
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Cairns, Australia
Cruise tour-highly recommended

The museum was a surprisingly informative and genuine experience that moved me. I am from Vancouver... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
surreygrl
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Learn about the history and culture of Northwest Canada from thousands of years ago as well during the 1800's.
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100 First Ave., Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3S1, Canada
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All reviews first nations gift shop long house native history great collection beautiful building northwest coast guided tour extensive collection interesting artifacts indigenous peoples northern british columbia take your time worth a visit rainy day on display couple of hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lady in the gift shop is a font on knowledge. If you had questions about the symbolism or significance of various elements of totem poles, ask this lady; she knows a lot!

1  Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was a surprisingly informative and genuine experience that moved me. I am from Vancouver (sort of like the same area but not really) but I was really moved by the tour and the explanations of the culture, by the tour guides. The museum...More

1  Thank surreygrl
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Allow about an hour to visit the museum, which is a beautiful structure and well laid out and described exhibits. Thoroughly enjoyed it, and really glad we didn't skip it.

1  Thank Linda G
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This museum provides many insights into the history of the native inhabitants over a long interval off their history. Their collection of potlatch masks is exceptional.

1  Thank Steve K
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We visited MOA in Vancouver so I felt I knew a bit about First Nations culture. This is clearly smaller scale but also gives some history into the local area too since the arrival of the Europeans. The guy behind the counter was very helpful...More

1  Thank IanMinshall
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Quick look round on a rainy day - good value at $8 pp - well laid out with a natural progression through the exhibition - as would be expected heavy on First Nation material -

2  Thank robharper001
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Everything from traditional First Nations Art to information about the settlement of the area by Europeans. Really interesting with good labeling of artifacts. Large signs told overall story of things like settlement, transportation, technology and social change. However I would like to have learned more...More

3  Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed August 13, 2018

In addition to visiting the museum we had taken the city highlights and I believe it was apart of the Museum. The two guides on our bus tour also worked at the museum. Anyway, highly enjoyed the whole thing. The two guides were very informative...More

4  Thank Rachel W
Reviewed August 13, 2018

great displays about the indigenous peoples and the coming of the Europeans, the development of the town, - all well done. Then we went through a side door and there is a second part to the museum dedicated to various forms of art from the...More

4  Thank Nick D
Reviewed August 5, 2018

A MUST place to visit in Prince Rupert. Take you time to admire the local art and history, shows the past and the future waved into each other. Reflects on the First Nation history and complexity of leaving along with nature in such an environment...More

4  Thank Boaz R
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