There are plenty of things to see around Prince Rupert. Many tourists use the city specifically as a gateway into northern British Columbia, which includes attractions such as Dodge Cove, Port Edward, Terrace, the Queen Charlotte Islands and small coastal fishing villages. Also nearby are the Yellowhead Highway (Trans-Canada Highway 16), which is one of the most scenic routes in the country, and the border with Alaska, which is just over an hour’s drive away.

If you wish to stay within the city, Prince Rupert has many amusements for you as well. The Museum of Northern British Columbia has a collection of historical artifacts that dates back to the beginning of human inhabitance in the area. Not only does the museum have many galleries and exhibits devoted to regional history, it is housed in a replica of a Native longhouse.

You can also explore the fishing history of Prince Rupert at the North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site , founded in the late 1800s to process the harvests of salmon that were caught in these waters every year. The cannery is one of the few surviving canneries in the region and is being considered for nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place has been converted into a mseum with live shows, historical photo galleries and other displays housed within the original buildings.