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Cassiar Cannery ~ where history and nature meet~

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Located at the mouth of the Skeena River on British Columbia's scenic North Coast lies one of the most unique places in the province. Surrounded by outstanding wilderness beauty and biodiversity, Cassiar Cannery is pleased to offer four fully furnished, self-catered waterfront heritage houses for nightly or executive rental. Nestled along the shoreline of Inverness Passage, Cassiar Cannery's Guest Houses are unique and comfortable. Estuaries are rare ecosystems where fresh water from the Skeena River, second largest river in BC and one of the longest rivers in the world without a dam, mixes with the ocean resulting in a rich complex ecosystem supporting a host of flora and fauna. Expect to see our resident eagles and ravens perched on the old pilings watching for juvenile salmon and ot...Located at the mouth of the Skeena River on British Columbia's scenic North Coast lies one of the most unique places in the province. Surrounded by outstanding wilderness beauty and biodiversity, Cassiar Cannery is pleased to offer four fully furnished, self-catered waterfront heritage houses for nightly or executive rental. Nestled along the shoreline of Inverness Passage, Cassiar Cannery's Guest Houses are unique and comfortable. Estuaries are rare ecosystems where fresh water from the Skeena River, second largest river in BC and one of the longest rivers in the world without a dam, mixes with the ocean resulting in a rich complex ecosystem supporting a host of flora and fauna. Expect to see our resident eagles and ravens perched on the old pilings watching for juvenile salmon and other forage fish. A myriad of migratory birds touch down to feed on the rich, rare and complex grasses of the saltwater marsh surrounding the property. Guests are fascinated with the movement of the water through the North Coast's large tidal cycle where it can move from the outer edge of the dock right up to the houses. All of Cassiar Cannery's houses are on pilings and at times, are perched right over the ocean. The North Coast is renowned as having some of the best sport fishing grounds in BC. Five species of salmon, huge halibut, crab, prawns and rockfish make this a fishing destination for both sport fishermen and the commercial fleet. The commercial gillnet fleet still fishes along Inverness Passage and into the mouth of the Skeena River. This is a rare and wonderful treat for both our guests and us and highlights why this place is here in the first place. In 1889, Alfred E. Green purchased the lot known as the Cassiar Cannery to participate in the salmon boom of the 19th and 20th centuries. By this time, self-contained cannery towns had sprung up all over the West Coast. Built of solid BC timber, Cassiar Cannery had a large canning operation on a huge wooden dock, machine shops, electrical shops, a General Store, doctor's office, boat shop, net loft, storage, cannery worker accommodation, cookhouse and five houses, six residences for the cannery managers and owner. Cassiar Cannery was the longest consecutively operated salmon cannery on the West Coast of Canada operating continuously from 1903 through 1983. It was the last operating Skeena River cannery. Four of the former cannery manager's homes have been thoughtfully restored into fully furnished, self-catered Guest Houses. There are two, stand alone, three bedroom Guest Houses which sleep six called Sockeye House and Halibut House. Two bedroom Steelhead House and one-bedroom Coho House are a duplex with separate entrances and sharing a common deck. All the Guest Houses have luxury linens, hand-built reclaimed cedar furniture, full kitchens, new appliances (except for Coho House which has an original 1960s turquoise stove), BBQs on large waterfront decks, TVs with DVD players, shampoo, conditioner and towels. Wi-Fi is available with some restrictions. Some houses have satellite TV. There is ample parking for trucks and trailers along with access to a deep-freeze for sport fishermen. Sockeye House sleeps six in three bedrooms – two with queen beds and one bedroom with two twin beds. It has a washer and dryer and water views from almost every room. With a beautiful yellow cedar floor and handmade reclaimed cedar beds, Sockeye House is a fabulous base for your North Coast adventure. Halibut House also has three bedrooms, two with queen beds and one with twin XL bunk beds, original fir floors, new appliances and a washer/dryer. It will be ready for guests June 2015. Now accepting reservations. Steelhead House also sleeps six in two bedrooms. It has a queen bed in the front bedroom and two sets of twin bunks in the back bedroom. It also has a reclaimed yellow cedar floor and access to a washer/dryer in another house. Coho House is a cozy small one bedroom Guest House with the most comfortable bed. It has access to a washer/dryer in another house. Under restoration and diversification since the summer of 2006, join us, and the thousands of people before us, that know there is something remarkable about this place. Please visit our website for further information. Please note the availability calendar on Flipkey/Trip advisor only reflects bookings in Sockeye House. More
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About the Owner
Justine C
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2011
Interaction with guests
Your hosts, Justine and Mark, live on site and we are here to help you make the most of your stay. We also are cognizant of guests' who are seeking some R&R so we let you take the lead on how much interaction you would like! We are here to meet and greet you when you arrive and get you settled in to your Guest House.
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Reviewed May 25, 2019

We stayed with 5 friends in the Steelhead cabin in May 2019. It was a wonderful visit for two nights, the most comfortable beds, stunning views, and a cozy space. Fresh flowers were in vases throughout the cabin and all the kitchen amenities were available...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank stephandworld
Trek398876, VR Owner at Cassiar Cannery ~ where history and nature meet~, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2019

Yes please! A great group of women to have as neighbours! Thanks for the lovely review. Hope we get to see you gals again! Justine

Reviewed June 28, 2018

We were there for the cannery tour which included food, lodging and 3 days travel by jet boat to other canneries and places of interest nearby by jet boat. We were in the halibut house and it was splendid. We had it to ourselves and...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Management response:Responded June 29, 2018

Thanks for the lovely note Alex! I'm so glad you signed up to explore these interesting historical spots around the Lower Skeena River! We love hosting these events so thanks for coming! Hope to see you again, Justine

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

Our group attended the Womens Rejuvenation Retreat in May, it was great fun, the Guest house we stayed in had one room with 2 bunkbeds, bunks very comfortable and another room had a queen size bed, each bed had a down duvet, there is a...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank 88KA88
Management response:Responded June 12, 2018

88KA88 - thanks for the lovely review! I had a great time with the ladies. These retreats are fun! Hope to see you on your next trip to the coast! Justine

Reviewed November 12, 2017

This was my second trip to the Cassiar Cannery, and I can assure you it won't be my last. Justine and Marc are the greatest hosts, their love, and passion for maintaining this little piece of paradise and history shines through in all the care...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Jstfun
Management response:Responded November 13, 2017

Jstfun! We were looking forward to your trip and meeting your friends and family! I don't think I'll ever forget our jet boat trip - that was one for the books. We are looking forward to seeing you again and if we pop through the...More

Reviewed September 1, 2017

I stayed at the Cannery by myself on a business trip in Prince Rupert this week. My intention was to find something a little off the beaten track and different from the usual 'room, bed, tv'. I wanted something different! On my journey to the...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank dentheman2019
Management response:Responded September 2, 2017

Dear Denis: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. You have many great suggestions - especially a covered area on the sun decks. You may or may not be familiar with the back story of our time at the Cassiar...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Water Views
Dryer
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cable/satellite TV
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Nestled along the waters edge on the spectacular North Coast, step back in time experiencing a very comfortable stay in the restored former cannery manages houses. Once the longest consecutively operated salmon cannery on the West Coast, Cassiar Cannery has been undergoing restoration and diversification into the conservation economy. Less than 30 minutes outside of Prince Rupert, adjacent to some of the best sport fishing grounds in the world, Cassiar Cannery offers the comforts of home in a beautiful wilderness setting. Its rare location within the dynamic Skeena River estuary, the second largest river in BC and one of the longest rivers in the world without a dam, offers a peaceful comfortable setting to watch resident eagles, ravens and a myriad of resident and migratory birds on yo...
Getting around
North Pacific Cannery Museum, a National Historic Site, is the Cassiar Cannery's nearest attraction at 3.5km up the road. The museum has a bus stop for the Prince Rupert area bus route. If you are not planning on putting your feet up on the waterfront deck and watching the world pass you by, a vehicle is highly recommended.
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