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Museum of Northern British Columbia

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Address: 100 First Ave. | PO Box 699, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3S1, Canada
Phone Number: 250-624-3207
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: Learn about the history and culture of Northwest Canada from thousands of...
Learn about the history and culture of Northwest Canada from thousands of years ago as well during the 1800's.
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Priceless artefacts

This is a really excellent collection of art and objects from the Northwest Coast First Nations who live around Prince Rupert and upriver on the Skeena. It also motivated us to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2013
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Vernon, Canada
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Vernon, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is a really excellent collection of art and objects from the Northwest Coast First Nations who live around Prince Rupert and upriver on the Skeena. It also motivated us to return to Ksan for a second visit after 25 years. The museum shop was reasonably affordable and we purchased a few gifts for friends at home in the Okanagan.

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Calgary
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The architecture is inspiring and provides a perfect setting for the magnificent exhibits. The educational aspect is very well done, and the gift shop reasonable and very well stocked.

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Alaska
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I make it a point to go to this Museum when ever I am in Prince Rupert. They have the best collection of carvings I, personally, have ever witnessed. Just beautiful work. I wish their attributions were a bit more informative, but perhaps many of the artist's names are unknown or were lost.... anyway it is definitely a must see... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The museum has a good collection of First Nations actual art, archeological artifacts and items explaining live of settlers and First Nations during last centuries. But we certainly missed age indications in the different showcases. You wondered is it 100, 150 or 200 years old? You could only guess.

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London, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Superb facility to visit for all ages. Great exhibit and explanations of the history and culture. The architecture of the structure is also very eyecatching.

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verwood
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

From the outside this looked vey small and a bit dull but there's much more inside than you'd expect, including a very nice shop well stocked with some nice First Nation work. Fascinating local displays with good captioning gives a real insight into local history, and while we were there, a very good photographic competition on display. Good value and... More 

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Lacombe, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Excellent displays and commentary give a good idea of the history of the native peoples of the region and their incredible culture and artwork.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

There are interesting objects in the museum, but it is unclear how are they organized. Maybe if one takes the guided tour it is clearer but we walked around, read the labels and explanations but got out a bit confused. We were expecting to find more about the first nations heritage and history but ended with bits and pieces of... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Museum of Northern British Columbia has some interesting artifacts that are well worth viewing. The collection is not extensive. A couple of hours' visit is sufficient. The room at the far west end of the building has a good view of the harbor. The didactics, however, are maddening. Many of them are extremely hard to read because of a... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We arrive at the Museum expecting to be greeted and welcomed with a warm smile. We are Girl Guide members and we travelled from Prince George on the train; there were 17 of us altogether - 14 girls aged 9, 10, 11 & 12 as well as 3 adults. The person who greeted us was not very welcoming at all.... More 

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