Getting Here

Prince Rupert is a transportation gateway in Northern BC, accessible by road, air, rail, and ferry. Learn more about travelling to Prince Rupert via ferry, plane, bus, or car, and what you need to know when you arrive in our remote Northern community.

Driving into Kaien Island. Image by Andrew Strain.

History and Culture

Often called the “City of Rainbows,” Prince Rupert is a diverse community with rich local culture and an incredibly long history of Coast Ts’msyen habitation. Wander our museums, galleries, historic buildings, and cultural places to discover an eclectic, unique mix of creative expression from the diverse artists and Indigenous People who call Prince Rupert home.

The North Pacific Cannery. Image by Mike Seehagel


Whether you stay for a day or a week, let us help you plan the perfect Prince Rupert experience. No matter your budget or the length of your stay, you’ll find the building blocks to a memorable North Coast experience.

Day Trip

Only have one night? You can still get a little taste of the town at the end of the highway.

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Weekend Getaway

When you’re travelling, the weekend is often when you stumble on events and happenings you may not have expected.

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Visitor Information

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, our Visitor Guide, brochures, and community maps have you covered. With maps, trip ideas, and more, you’ll find all the information you need to plan your perfect Prince Rupert experience. Download individual files below, or pick up hard copies at our Visitor Centre in Cow Bay.

Visitor Guide

Your complete guide to Prince Rupert.

Waterfront Walking Guide

A self-guided tour around the Cow Bay & Waterfront retail areas.

City Map

A complete map with business directory.

Where to Stay Brochure

Your guide to accommodations in the Prince Rupert area.

Dining Brochure

Your guide to restaurants & cafes in the Prince Rupert area.

History & Culture Brochure

Your guide to museums, galleries, and historic places in the Prince Rupert area.

Fishing Brochure

Your guide to fishing excursions in the Prince Rupert area.

Walking Trails Brochure

Your guide to hiking in the Prince Rupert area.

Outdoor Adventure Brochure

Your guide to outdoor adventure activities in the Prince Rupert area.

Wildlife Viewing Brochure

Your guide to wildlife viewing opportunities in the Prince Rupert area.

Shopping Brochure

Your guide to all things retail in the Prince Rupert area.

Recent News

Head to our blog for recent stories, highlights, and more information from Prince Rupert locals.

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