The Prince Rupert area has several iconic museums and centres that catalogue and celebrate the rich culture, activity, and history of the region. These include the Museum of Northern BC, North Pacific Cannery Museum, Port Interpretive Centre, Prince Rupert Archives, Kwinitsa Station Museum, Historic Fire Hall Museum, and even the ‘informal’ Museum of collectibles and antiques located at Gary’s Lock and Key on 2nd Avenue West.
Prince Rupert is a cosmopolitan city with many cultures contributing to its unique identity. Prince Rupert and the Northwest Coast also bear a rich history of First Nations, railway construction, fishing, logging and shipping. There are a number of museums in Prince Rupert that collect, safeguard and make accessible artifacts and specimens which they hold in trust for the people of Prince Rupert and the surrounding area.