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Museum of Northern British Columbia

100 First Ave., Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3S1, Canada
+1 250-624-3207
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Great aboriginal art in a beautiful setting.

Some of the wood carvings are just astonishing. The one right in the lobby for one! The back room... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Tripperzerro
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Todos Santos, Mexico
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An excellent place to visit to see a variety of local artifacts. There was a lot to see. There was... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
TravelinShaz
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Florida
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Learn about the history and culture of Northwest Canada from thousands of years ago as well during the 1800's.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“first nations” (36 reviews)
“gift shop” (18 reviews)
“native art” (11 reviews)
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100 First Ave., Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 3S1, Canada
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Some of the wood carvings are just astonishing. The one right in the lobby for one! The back room, overlooking the water has interesting items, but just to sit down and take it all in, this is the spot. And a gift shop like no...More

Thank Tripperzerro
Reviewed 15 June 2017

An excellent place to visit to see a variety of local artifacts. There was a lot to see. There was also some art work on display. A nice place

Thank TravelinShaz
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This museum has a good variety of local artifacts, native carvings and a cradle lined with moss but also an old typewriter from the CNR and furniture used by settlers. There is even some contemporary art, and the gift shop has reasonable prices.

Thank EEM88
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We so enjoyed our visit to the Museum. Count on spending 1-3 hours....so much to look at . Well planned out - great place to spend a rainy day !

Thank TomasoVernon_B_C_
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Lived here many years and gone through the museum in both the old and now location several times with my family and visitors. Enjoy it every time, see something different every time. Very proud of the way staff over the years has organized and placed...More

Thank PhylJean
Reviewed 30 May 2017

An extremely well-presented museum in a beautiful building. An extensive collection of First Nations art, culture and history and also highlighting the meeting of the First Peoples and the European immigrants.

Thank Stan A
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely building and well-suited for cruise ship attendees. The one thing that struck me as unusual was the absence of much explanatory material so one knew what they were looking at and in what context it should be considered. I found myself left wanting more....More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This was one of our highlights of our visit to Prince Rupert. The staff were pleasant and helpful. The displays were well thought out and interesting. Well worth the visit.

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit - tasteful archetectual design and informative history tales. First Nations story's and artifacts.

Thank Siggelin
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We are so pleased this Museum was open. It exhibited fascinating history of the First Nation people pre and post European settlement. The exhibits we beautifully presented and easy to move from one to the other. It is the most beautiful building with a magnificent...More

Thank Marcia T
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