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North Pacific Cannery Museum

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Address: 1889 Skeena Drive | Box 1109, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 250-628-3538

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Fascinating tour of historic fish cannery

The North Pacific Cannery Museum is situated just south of Prince Rupert along the Inside passage. The cannery was supplied by first nation people who fished for salmon from small... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
George P
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The North Pacific Cannery Museum is situated just south of Prince Rupert along the Inside passage. The cannery was supplied by first nation people who fished for salmon from small skiffs not far from the cannery's docks. Larger boats were used later when fish populations dwindled close inshore. The museum provides guided tours that show the machinery used to manufacture... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Wonderful place for a visit, good to see that improvements are still going on and new works being done. It must be a real problem to get money to keep these places from just falling into the water, never mind refurbishing and new displays etc. This seems to be a work of love, because I cannot imagine that this place... More 

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Reviewed 16 December 2016

Did not know that this attraction was closed when we went to visit. They closed very early in the day and we could not visit any buildings. We were disappointed.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Really interesting to see how the process was done manually! A great part of history that has been restored beautifully. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

It was a great opportunity to step back in time and see how things worked yesteryear. How slowly the manual ways were changed to mechanical ways, and progress took over. The tour guides are well informed and are passionate about their job and environment. It was wonderful to see. Everyone cares for you and want you to have apositive experience.... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

This was an amazing place to tour. We learned so much about the canning industry and how it developed over the years. We appreciated the hard work done by many people over the years, and felt badly for the racist attitude that prevailed at that time.

Thank Cathie M
Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Canada
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

went here in 2014... forgot to do a write up for this place. great spot to go and explore a part of history that is a by gone are. This spot is kept in great condition and displays how life was living here back in the day and how they kept classes of people seprated back then that worked here... More 

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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived about an hour prior to opening. The woman in charge of the operation and I believe her name was Laurie offered for us to follow her around while she was unlocking the various facilities all the while giving us information on what we were seeing. It is a wonderful place and a visit to Prince Rupert should absolutely a... More 

Thank Jocelyne S
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

The restored cannery at Port Edward near Prince Rupert reflects the glory days of one of BC's largest and most profitable industries that has virtually disappeared. At one time hundreds of similar canneries occupied remote inlets and river mouths up and down the BC coast, with canneries often concentrated about the mouth of the great spawning rivers, the Fraser, Owikeeno... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This place was included in our Canadian tour and I didn't think it would be much, well I was wrong this was a fascinating look back in history into how the salmon were caught and processed. Our guide was very informative and entertaining.

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