Home Home spacer Contact spacer FAQ spacer Events spacer Links spacer Publications


TRANSLATE
  Partner Links

Economic Development Corporation

Tourism Prince Rupert

CityWest

Northern Development Trust

Prince Rupert Port Authority

Prince Rupert School District 52

Prince Rupert Special Events

Prince Rupert Arts Council

Prince Rupert Library

Prince Rupert Airport

 
 

Residents

spacer
North Pacific Cannery

This page covers the following

About North Pacific Historic Fishing Village
About North Pacific Historic Fishing Village

North Pacific Historic Fishing Village
Box 1109, 
Port Edward, BC
Canada  V0V 1G0
Phone:  (250) 628-3538  
Fax:  (250) 628-3540
 .
Website: www.cannery.ca

In the late 1800's, from the Sacramento River in California to the Yukon River in Alaska, there stood close to a thousand salmon canneries. Of these, more than half were rural canneries on river mouths in isolated areas of Northern British Columbia and the Panhandle of southeast Alaska. These rural canneries provided work for a multicultural work force of fishermen, boat builders, cannery workers and their families. In the winter, these same sites became ghost towns. Today, more than eighty percent of these rural canneries are gone, burned down and their sites returned to nature.

Built in 1889, today, the North Pacific Historic Fishing Village is a National Historic Site. It is the most complete cannery that remains of these remote villages that once dotted the West Coast. Experience mouth-watering food, licensed dining, cozy lodging, wildlife, and beautiful scenery, with live performances, tours and exhibits in this wooden cannery village suspended on pilings over an estuary of the Skeena River.

In North Pacific's  remarkable river setting you will be transported back to the hectic days of cannery life. A live show set against a backdrop of historic photos will bring to life the characters and the story of North Coast fisheries. Displays are housed in original buildings and guided tours describe the canning process, fishing methods and lifestyles.
Back to Top
Related Links
Jim Ciccone Civic Centre
Earl Mah Aquatic Centre
Prince Rupert Golf Course
Racquet Centre
Lester Centre of the Arts
Public Library
Prince Rupert Archives
Museum of Northern BC
Back to Top

Quick Links
Popular Links
Events
   April 2014 Next Month
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
  0102030405
06070809101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   

Links & Info

Garbage / Recycling
Agenda 2014
Bylaws and Policies
Community Grant 2014
City Facade Improvement
Recreation Leisure Guides

Residents
~ Business ~ Visitors ~ City Hall ~ Mayor & Council ~ On-Line Services ~ Maps & Gallery
Site Map ~ Privacy Policy ~ ©2007 The City of Prince Rupert. All rights reserved.