North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada is a popular heritage and historic attraction when visiting the Prince Rupert area. A unique fishing village situated on wooden pylons, rustic docks and connected by a network of raised wooden boardwalk paths leading out to spanning views overlooking Inverness Passage.
The North Pacific Cannery is located 20 minutes from Prince Rupert and only 5 km south of the village of Port Edward, BC. The fishing village is the oldest surviving cannery on the west coast of Canada.
Self guided tours explore the bunk houses, the belt driven machinery in the main cannery building, the management cabins and an old cannery store.
The wooden boardwalk paths lead to viewing benches so to view wildlife like Bald Eagles, seals and Blue Herons... and marine activity like crabbing boats, fishing trawlers, barges and yachts passing by.
The North Pacific Cannery Historic Site also has an onsite gift store, an old cannery store, a licence restaurant and, every hour, there are live shows depicting the historic fishing past of the region. The most popular live show is the one man act, "The Skeena River Story".
Hours of operation are from May to September - rain or shine.