Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Prince Rupert

Museum of Northern BC

Residing in a building styled after an aboriginal longhouse, this museum is a don't-miss. It shows how local civilizations enjoyed sustainable cultures that lasted for thousands of years – you might say they were ah…
Top Choice Historic Site in Prince Rupert

North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site

Explore the history of fishing and canning along the Skeena River. This fascinating all-wood complex was used from 1889 to 1968; exhibits document the miserable conditions of the workers, and tours cover the industr…
Top Choice Pub Food in Prince Rupert

Charley's Lounge

Locals flock to trade gossip while gazing out over the harbor from the heated patio. The food matches the view: the pub menu features some of Rupert's best seafood.
Japanese in Prince Rupert


This excellent sushi place has a menu crafted with certified sustainability in mind. Enjoy uber-fresh seafood in rolls, sashimi, donburi etc. The dining area is properly minimalist.
Seafood in Prince Rupert

Smiles Seafood

Since 1934 Smiles has served classic, casual seafood meals. Slide into a vinyl booth and enjoy a shrimp club sandwich or a fresh halibut steak. Also has fine diner-style breakfasts.
Fusion in Prince Rupert

Waterfront Restaurant

Nab a table with a fantastic waterfront view and dig into delicious, fresh ingredients used with color and flair. It has a changing menu of dishes created in an open kitchen.
Cafe in Prince Rupert


This woodsy local cafe will make you forget the rain with its coffee and fine selection of baked goods (great cookies) and sandwiches. Good for picnics or eating in.
Art in Prince Rupert

Ice House Gallery

See the bounty of Rupert's vibrant creative community at this artist-run gallery.
Pub in Prince Rupert

Breakers Pub

What a view! Fishing boats in the foreground, the sunset in the background: mere gazing is an addictive experience at this busy pub. Chat with a boat skipper while you quaff a pint and plow through a burger or baske…
Italian in Prince Rupert

Cow Bay Café

This bistro is right in Cow Bay and has wraparound water views. Serves a menu that's heavy on red sauce.