A Prince Rupert Vacation

Let Prince Rupert be your next destination.

Planning a vacation to Prince Rupert? Here’s a short guide to all the things that you can do there. There’s always something for everyone – it doesn’t matter if you’re a water person, or a wildlife person, or simply someone who prefers to sit back and take in the scenery.


What to Do in Prince Rupert

Water Activities


This is one of BC’s fishing hot spots. Situated on the migratory salmon routes of the north coast waters, it’s rich in salmon, giant halibut, rockfish, lingcod, crab and prawns. A number of great charters are available.

The city is also the beginning and end point of various transportation routes – rail, ferries and local seaplanes – giving visitors many easily accessible opportunities to explore through different avenues.

Parks and Wildlife


Seeing whales swim and play in their family pods in the Pacific Ocean is a unique experience for visitors to Prince Rupert. Group whale watching tours leave at least two times a day.

Watch grizzly bears feed at the stunning Khutzeymateen Sanctuary, part of the Great Bear Rainforest, via a bear-watching tour that is sure to be a magical experience. The Khutzeymateen, which means “sheltered place of fish and bears” in Tsimshian, is a protected park just northeast of Prince Rupert. It’s home to about 50 grizzly bears as well as black bears. Boat or fly there and glide in through the water, quietly watching the incredible creatures from sea.

Flightseeing by itself, in a helicopter or seaplane is another option. Visitors can stick to the Prince Rupert area and surrounding villages, or land in specific destinations such as Ketchikan, Alaska.

More Relaxed Activities

Other things to do in Prince Rupert in the summer include playing an 18-hole round of golf in the summer and strolling through the quaint farmer’s market on Thursday afternoons. Or time your trip right to experience the town’s biggest annual festival, Seafest, in June.

In the winter, drive an hour east to ski or snowboard in the endless inches of powder at Shames Mountain.

So, if you just came from an Amsteram holiday and can’t wait to begin making new memories, it’s time to place the Amsterdam city tour memories back on the shelf and make new ones in Prince Rupert.