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Cassiar Cannery ~ where history and nature meet~

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The former manager homes of Cassiar Cannery's salmon packing days are now self-catered Guest Houses.
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1 of 24The former manager homes of Cassiar Cannery's salmon packing days are now self-catered Guest Houses.
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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
1 night 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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Totally unsuitable for unsupervised children. This is also a very quiet place so please, no partiers.
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Reviewed October 9, 2016

Just back from an amazing weekend at Cassiar Cannery. Justine, as our host and her staff provided all of the elements that made this a perfect weekend. Our accommodations in the historic and brightly coloured homes were so comfortable from the beds and bedding to...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank PatfromKitimat
Management response:Responded October 10, 2016

We had such a great rejuvenation retreat with all of you! What a wonderful and fun group of women! I'm missing you all this morning. Thanks so much for including the Cassiar Cannery. I can't wait until the next time! Justine

Reviewed September 15, 2016

We had a wonderful couple of days staying at the Cassiar Cannery cottage. We would love to return again, one day! Justine and Mark who run these cottages were wonderful hosts and their attention to detail is exceptional. i could not recommend this more highly....More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank E B
Management response:Responded September 16, 2016

We really enjoyed meeting your adventurous family Lizngrum! We wish we had more time. Hope you had a great trip to Alaska and a smooth ride home. Hope to see you again! Justine and Mark

Reviewed August 24, 2016

Cassiar Cannery is truly and undeniably a very unique lodging. My family and I are very adventurous people and are always looking for the most unique places to stay and Cassiar fit the bill exceedingly well. It is a million dollar view, for less than...More

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank sdwatt2016
Management response:Responded August 25, 2016

Thanks, Sean and family, for taking the time to share your experience at the Cassiar Cannery! This is a remarkable place and we are so fortunate to be able to share it with other adventurous, remarkable people! Thanks for coming and see you next year!

Reviewed July 28, 2016

Our second go at this fabulously private getaway and more yet to come ! Such a wonderful space for relaxed sitting and watching of the world going by as the tide gently ebbs and flows beneath the deck. Truly at the end of the road...More

Date of stay: May 2016
1  Thank Nona A
Management response:Responded July 29, 2016

Nona! Thanks so much for the lovely review. Truly our pleasure to host you two! Can't wait until next time! Justine

Reviewed July 23, 2016

I had the privilege of attending the first Ecology Week run at Cassiar Cannery this year. It wasn't a hard sell: I love the beautiful north coast, I love wildlife and bird viewing, I love identifying wild plants ... and I love great food, comfortable...More

Date of stay: May 2016
1  Thank Garlicgurl
Management response:Responded July 29, 2016

Garlicgurl! Thank you for leaving such a wonderfully detailed review of Cassiar Cannery's inaugural Ecology Week! Eight days of fun learning about the natural world by land, sea and air was a treat to put together and experience! We feel very fortunate that you took...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2016

Cassiar Cannery is one of the most amazing places I have ever stayed. My wife and I spent a week. that felt far too short, in this beautiful spot. The cabins are all original to the cannery, but updated. They are incredibly comfortable and you...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Travis G
Management response:Responded July 10, 2016

Thanks for the lovely review Travis! It was wonderful to meet you and your wife and we really enjoyed having you here at the Cassiar Cannery! We look forward to next time! Justine PS. Kuma has been moping since you two departed.

Reviewed June 4, 2016

For anyone seeking a truly northern experience, this has to be it! The Cassiar Cannery is an idyllic, pristine and truly memorable place and I hope to return there some time and introduce it to more friends and family. It has been a labour of...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Doochie41
Management response:Responded June 4, 2016

Thanks for leaving such a lovely review Doochie41! I had a such a great time with all the ladies! Can't wait to see you again on your next trip! Justine

Reviewed May 29, 2016

An all inclusive experience at the Cassiar Cannery - meditation, yoga, silk scarf eco-dyeing, big canoe paddling, massage, sumptuous meals and incredibly comfortable bed! I watched herons from my water-view queen room in Halibut House and shared the rest of the cabin and lots of...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank merlincreations
Management response:Responded May 29, 2016

This was a wonderful experience for me too! I'm so happy you enjoyed yourself at the Women's Rejuvenation Retreat! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed October 4, 2015

Justine and Marc have brought back a place of history, and created a warm, cozy place, to unwind, unplug and breathe. Great hosts, cabins are clean, comfortable, filled with everything you need to have a memorable stay, whether there to unwind, or go fishing, take...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Jstfun
Reviewed October 3, 2015

The whole Cassiar Cannery experience was truly wonderful. The scenery is beautiful, the people are genuine, the accommodations are as comfortable (or more so!) as being at home, but even nicer and WAY less work! Forested coastal terrain. It. Is. Gorgeous!! The road to Cassiar...More

Date of stay: September 2015
4  Thank Tara B
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
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Dryer
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Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
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Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Cable/satellite TV
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Telephone
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Towels Provided
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Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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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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