The Museum of Northern BC
This museum is world-class and includes exhibits outlining the First Nations history of the region, including exceptional carvings, and how the city evolved throughout the years.
Kwinitsa Railway Museum
Located at the Rotary Waterfront Park and examines the roles of the railroad in shaping Prince Rupert, and the Prince Rupert Fire Museum, complete with a 1925 REO Speedwagon.
Another interesting piece of Prince Rupert history is the Kazu Maru, which is on display at Mariners Memo- rial Park. The 27-foot Japanese fishing boat belonged to a fisherman who set sail from Prince Rupert’s sister city Owase, Japan.The boat was found overturned and was taken to Prince Rupert for identification. Years later the widow of Kazukio Sakamoto agreed to allow the boat to be put on display.
Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Port Interpretive Centre
For those interested in how the port operates, and how far it’s come since the opening of Fairview Container Terminal in 2007, check out the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Port Interpretive Centre in Atlin Terminal. Visitors can learn about port operations and the advantages offered to customers shipping through Prince Rupert.
Sunken Gardens Park
Up the road, behind the courtyard is the lush surroundings of the Sunken Gardens Park. The site was excavated during World War One for the new courthouse, but the ground wasn’t stable enough for the foundations of the new courthouse. During World War Two the area was used for munitions storage. After the war, it was trans- formed into the lush garden it is today.
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