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“Port Interpretive Centre”

Port Interpretive Centre
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Owner description: Located on the ground floor of the Atlin Terminal in the historic Cow Bay district of Prince Rupert, the Port Interpretive Centre tells the story of the Port of Prince Rupert. It is a story that stretches from 10,000 years ago -- when the area served as a vital trading hub for the Ts’msyen First Nation -- to the present, with the rapid growth of the port's commerce in containers, coal, and grain. A highlight for visitors of all ages is the Interactive Trade Route Simulator, a sensory feature that allows visitors to select a commodity and ‘launch’ a ship to visualize the supply chain of imports and exports flowing through the Port of Prince Rupert.
Alberta
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203 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Port Interpretive Centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Conveniently located in the Atlin Terminal near many shops and restaurants is the Interpretive Centre. It has great information, is very interesting, and best of all it is free to visit. It is great for families or just adults to visit and learn more about what’s happening at the port and how they manage to accomplish so much.

Visited August 2013
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great info”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Excellent information. I did learn a lot of new things about the port. i enjoyed the interactive information as well....Impressive

Visited August 2013
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104 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Free, informative and a great intro to PR's history, location, and economy. The guide/staff--was very enthusiastic and he made us feel like high rollers as he extolled the potential of PR and it's can't miss future. Clearly he was well-trained.
Exhibits are interesting, up to date and are accessible/engaging for all age groups.
Well worth checking out.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Mt N
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Portland, Oregon
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192 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“NOT Just for Kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

We thought that this would be "just for kids", but the exhibits provided lots of detail and "little-known-facts" about major port operations in addition to some fun stuff for the younger set. Since tourists cannot access the actual, working port areas, this series of video and interactive displays is a close as most of us will get to a working port. Oh, and it is FREE! Plan on 30--60 minutes.

Visited July 2013
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Franklin, Tennessee
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353 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“Free and informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Right on the water, and free admission. Gave us insight into how this area developed and is used. This is one of the deepest ice free ports on the west coast. The staff is very helpful.

Visited July 2013
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