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“Interesting, informative, scenic -- well worth a visit”

North Pacific Cannery Museum
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is an old salmon cannery that has been preserved, and partly restored, as a museum. It's located in a scenic spot near Port Edward, not far from Prince Rupert. There are guided tours by the college-age, seasonal staff. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and did a good job of explaining what we were seeing. You can also go on a self-guided tour. We did some of that, as well. The didactics are well done.

You not only get to see the buildings and equipment that were used in the canning process, you also get a good sense of what life was like for the cannery employees. Of special interest to me was the racial/ethnic hierarchy and segregation of the workers, both in their living quarters and in the workplace. To its credit, NPCM is forthright and unflinching about this aspect of the cannery's history.

There is a restaurant on the premises.

NPCM is one of the top two or three things to do while in Prince Rupert. It's well worth spending 2-3 hours there.

Thank Bill R
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We visited the Museum as part of our 4 day train trip to Prince Rupert with Girl Guides. There were 17 of us altogether and the cannery was a great place to take the girls! They learned a lot and we took some great photos!

Thank tamaras949
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

On route to Prince Rupert BC along Highway 16 we noticed a sign for a National Historic Site. Following the signs we drove down a rather bumpy road that ended at the North Pacific Cannery. Walking through the buildings is like stepping back in time. Very interesting piece of Canadian History and reflective of the early cannery days in the US. A highlight of the visit was lunch in the "mess hall". We were greeted by the chef who had just pulled biscuits from the oven. She served them with homemade salmon chowder! WOW, what a treat on a cold, rainy afternoon.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

The museum is still being completed year by year. The site is great, but it has not reached it's best as of yet. We were at the Cannery early in the season, so staff were still working through orientations. The mess hall has just begun its preparation. The addition of a new and energetic chef will improve the whole experience. Check out the model train exhibit, all left to the museum in an estate.

Thank Will K
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much when my wife and I drove out to the North Pacific Cannery Museum. Boy, was I wrong. This is an excellent site to visit. The setting on the Skeena River is really beautiful and you will learn a lot. We took the two tours offered with the admission price, the cannery process tour and the tour covering the living conditions. The tours were given by two young, energetic and knowledgeable college students and they really covered the "waterfront" so to speak. You can also wander about on your own and there are lots of informative signs posted to let you know what life was like at the cannery. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

Thank Nils62
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