Prince Rupert  is a small port city on the northwest coast of British Columbia, Canada. The population of 13000 people is about half first nations (native Canadian) people. Prince Rupert holds the title of rainiest city in Canada, with about 2500 mm of precipitation annually.
Prince Rupert has a small airport with domestic service only to Vancouver by propeller plane. Flights take two hours each way. There are two flights a day on Air Canada and one flight a day on Hawkair. Prince Rupert airport is located on Digby Island which is a short ferry ride away from Prince Rupert. There is a free shuttle bus/ferry service between the airport and downtown Prince Rupert. Because of the additional time required for the airport bus and ferry, it takes four hours to travel between downtown Prince Rupert and Vancouver International Airport.
By vehicle take Highway 16 west from Prince George The drive takes roughly eight hours. It is not advisable to drive this road in winter months unless you are familiar with treacherous winter highway conditions. Vehicle ferries connect to the Queen Charlotte Islands, Vancouver Island, and Alaska.
There is daily Greyhound bus service between Prince George and Prince Rupert.
Most of Prince Rupert is accessible on foot. A taxi ride anywhere in town will be no more than five to ten dollars.
- Totem Park is home to most of Prince Rupert's Totem Poles.
Prince Rupert is famous for its fishing expeditions. Mostly salmon and halibut, with potential catches over a hundred pounds.
- Bite Me Fishing Charters, +1 250 624-3323 . Features 3-5 day charters of deep sea fishing on a 51 foot yacht.
- Fishing Prince Rupert, 901 - 10th Avenue East, +1 250 627-8443 . Offers deep sea and freshwater fishing expeditions.
- Deep Spring Charters, +1 250 627-1936 . We specialize in catching large and agressive Salmon and Halibut.
- Terrys Fishing Charters, +1 250 622-8737 toll free 1-866-601-6086 . Providers of fishing charters for salmon and halibut offering a "no fish, no pay" guarantee.
- Kaiensports Fishing Charters, +1 250 624-5151 . With over 30 years of experience fishing the waters around Prince Rupert and the Queen Charlotte Islands, this charter opperator offers departures from both of these locations.
- Tom sweet(orca fishing charters), 1208 frederick st Prince Rupert BC, . Fish the beautiful north coast outboard a 25foot Grady white. with 30 years fishing experience your sure to have a great time catching fish.
- Orca Fishing Charters, 1208-Frederick, ☎ 250-627-7699, . Prince Ruperts premier fishing charter. Fishing in the local waters for over 3 decades. Fish in a Grady White and enjoy the comforts of a boat designed for fishing. Full service guide gets you the fish. Call us now to book your day on the water.
- Fishing Prince Rupert(Fishing Charters Prince Rupert), 901 - 10th Avenue East,, ☎ +1 250 627-8443, . Frohlich's Fishing Prince Rupert BC - Prince Rupert fishing charters BC in productive salmon and halibut waters of Chatham Sound.
- Herbie's Restaurant, 679 2nd Avenue West. Excellent and inexpensive Vietnamese food in an informal atmosphere.
- Opa, in Cow Bay at 34 Cow Bay Road. Not bad sushi.
- Waterfront Restaurant, 222 West 1st Ave, toll free +1 800 663-8150, .
- Salmon House Restaurant, +1 250 628-3273.
- Cow Bay Cafe, 205 Cow Bay Road, +1 250 627-1212.
One of the most popular places to eat in town. It is a small place right on the water. The service is average.
- Breakers Pub, in Cow Bay, 117 George Hill Way
Decent enough place, slow meal service.
- Sollys Pub, +1 250 624-2200.
- Charley's Lounge, 222 West 1st Ave, +1 250 624-6771.
- Moby Dick Inn, 935 2nd Ave West.
- Pacific Inn, 909 3rd Ave West.
- Aleeda Motel, 900 3rd Ave West.
- Totem Lodge Motel, 1335 Park Avenue.
- Inn on the Harbour, 720 First Avenue West.
- Howard Johnson Highliner Plaza Hotel, 815 First Avenue West.
- Pioneer Hostel, 167 3rd Avenue East, ☎ 250-624-2334, .
Visit the Queen Charlotte Islands for a unique wilderness adventure you will never forget.
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