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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 14, 2014

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Date of stay: September 2014
Reviewed September 29, 2014

I stayed at the Cassiar Cannery in March of this year, the weather was cool but the cabin was nice and cozy. The cabins are well-appointed with stove, fridge, dishes and utensils, and if you were to knock on the door of the proprietors who...More

Date of stay: March 2014
Thank Sam W
Reviewed August 18, 2014

This August I had my second fishing trip to Beautiful British Columbia. And since first time we visited Port Edward we enjoyed our time @ Cassiar Cannery, we decided to visit them again...and it was a good decision. This is why: If your hobby is...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank VivianD201
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Amazing place to stay! I had a great time. I really liked the oceanfront houses with a great deck and amazing views of the ocean and mountains in the Skeena River estuary. Amazing to stay at this historic salmon cannery in Inverness Passage. It was...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank MARK_4943
Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed in the Steelhead cabin at the Cassiar Cannery for 4 nights. Originally it was going to be 3 nights but we extended our stay as long as we could! The drive out to the cabin was down a narrow winding road that was...More

Date of stay: July 2014
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is our 3rd trip to the Cannery...... Without a doubt the most gracious people welcome you and accommodate our every need. Peaceful picturesque , unspoilt surroundings make you feel so peaceful and truly Tranquil while taking in all the beauty. Cabins are clean comfortable...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Justine and Mark were great hosts,the Sockeye house we stayed in was everything and more than expected,we were greeted and shown around upon arrival, the house was immaculate and the beds and bedding were first class! There were games and movies for the kids, as...More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank JMB000
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

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Date of stay: April 2014
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Date of stay: March 2014
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Hazelton
Reviewed March 20, 2014

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Date of stay: March 2014
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
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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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