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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 August 20, 2015

We stayed in the steelhead house for 4 nights with family and friends. The place was excellent and we have already booked again for next year. The owners were super friendly and very helpful with anything we needed.

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank limeydrummer
Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a great night at Cassiar Cannery. Justine and Mark (owner/operators) were really friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the area. Our cabin was clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated with a lot of wood, very quiet, and had a full kitchen. But the best part is...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank 59_Oiseaux
Reviewed August 6, 2015

Amazing and relaxing. We saw the listing in the Prince Rupert visitor guide and took a chance on a last minute vacancy. Amazing beautifully restored cabins so close to the water it laps underneath at high tide. We sat in the huge deck and watched...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank TsugaPam
Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had an amazing two week stay at Cassiar during our fishing trip this year. Mark and Justine are amazing hosts who will strive to assist in making your stay as memorable as possible. We stayed in the Coho House (1 bdrm) and enjoyed many...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Melissa B
Reviewed June 25, 2015

MIke and I loved our comfy bed with it's pristine, high-thread count sheets and fully operational kitchen. The deck was right on the Skeena River, and we were able to catch the Northern Lights in the clear, gorgeous night. Mark and Justine are wonderful hosts,...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank TobyNeal
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Reviewed June 23, 2015

This old cannery site still contains the former cannery managers' homes, plus a lot of other derelict docks and some functional buildings. Justine and Mark have tastefully and with great skill and effort changed an abandoned cannery, in the heart of one of the best...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank john k
Reviewed June 19, 2015

Justine and Mark have created a beautiful relaxing setting with remodeled cannery homes sitting on the Skeena river. We were well treated and appreciated the extra help with storing our vehicles to hauling our catch from the boat to providing a large pot for the...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Dave W
Reviewed May 16, 2015

From the minute we arrived for our work retreat Justin and Mark were fabulous hosts - the setting and layout were absolutely stunning - perfect to get away for 3 days and have a relaxing, peaceful stay with co-workers. The beds were more comfortable than...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Erin A
Management response:Responded May 16, 2015

Thanks for taking the time to leave a lovely review! We really enjoyed being included in your company retreat. For us, the time went very quickly and we loved listening to all the laughter! Thanks so much for coming to the Cassiar Cannery and we...More

Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Owners Mark and Justine are stewards of what can only be described as a magical place. The warm and welcoming environment was greatly appreciated.

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank ArjunnaMiyagawa
Management response:Responded May 16, 2015

There is something remarkable about this place! Mark and I are so pleased to be included in your weekend escape! Perfect weather and new friend - can't get better than that. See you next time! Justine and Mark

Reviewed October 16, 2014

I was fortunate enough to stumble upon this place at that last minute while preparing for some work I had to do in the Prince Rupert area. The alternative would have likely been a motel in Rupert which I am sure would have been fine....More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Jake S
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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Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
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Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
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Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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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