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North Pacific Cannery Museum

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Address: 1889 Skeena Drive | Box 1109, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-628-3538
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Lovely to go back in time!

Really interesting to see how the process was done manually! A great part of history that has been restored beautifully. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Really interesting to see how the process was done manually! A great part of history that has been restored beautifully. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It was a great opportunity to step back in time and see how things worked yesteryear. How slowly the manual ways were changed to mechanical ways, and progress took over. The tour guides are well informed and are passionate about their job and environment. It was wonderful to see. Everyone cares for you and want you to have apositive experience.... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This was an amazing place to tour. We learned so much about the canning industry and how it developed over the years. We appreciated the hard work done by many people over the years, and felt badly for the racist attitude that prevailed at that time.

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Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

went here in 2014... forgot to do a write up for this place. great spot to go and explore a part of history that is a by gone are. This spot is kept in great condition and displays how life was living here back in the day and how they kept classes of people seprated back then that worked here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived about an hour prior to opening. The woman in charge of the operation and I believe her name was Laurie offered for us to follow her around while she was unlocking the various facilities all the while giving us information on what we were seeing. It is a wonderful place and a visit to Prince Rupert should absolutely a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The restored cannery at Port Edward near Prince Rupert reflects the glory days of one of BC's largest and most profitable industries that has virtually disappeared. At one time hundreds of similar canneries occupied remote inlets and river mouths up and down the BC coast, with canneries often concentrated about the mouth of the great spawning rivers, the Fraser, Owikeeno... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This place was included in our Canadian tour and I didn't think it would be much, well I was wrong this was a fascinating look back in history into how the salmon were caught and processed. Our guide was very informative and entertaining.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We spent a rainy afternoon here, and found it fascinating. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and more than willing to answer questions (even some rather odd ones). We were lucky that the restaurant was open - the salmon chowder and cinnamon buns were excellent!

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Norco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I really enjoyed this place. The old building, the information provided about what things were used for. There is a restaurant, wish we had gotten there early enough to sit down and enjoy and old fashion lunch.

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Harpenden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip here. We caught the local bus from outside the museum in Prince Rupert (35mins, $2.75). We had a guided tour taking c. 45mins. It was amazing to discover how the salmon were caught and to see the canning machinery - both original and the later more mechanised systems. The tour guide was very informative.

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