Cabrits National Park

National Park in Portsmouth

Image by DEA / L. ROMANO De Agostini

The star attraction of this national park on a forested headland a mile north of downtown is Fort Shirley, an impressively restored 18th-century British garrison, just a five-minute uphill walk from the park entrance. Views over Prince Rupert Bay are especially lovely in the late afternoon. Three longer trails also crisscross the park, leading past the officers' quarters, the soldiers' barracks, the powder magazine and other vestiges from the past.

The visitor center has exhibits and a snack bar. The Waitukubuli Trail ends just past Fort Shirley.


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