Port of Prince Rupert
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Arriving into port by ship is breathtaking, as you skirt hundreds of islands and make your way through narrow, mist-shrouded passageways to this town of 16,000 residents. And, because of its moderate climate and mists, it is not unusual to see several rainbows a day, including double and triple rainbows that span the entire horizon.
The natural landscape provides most of the draw for this locale, but it also has a history as one of the oldest continuously occupied regions in the world, with a First Nations culture that dates back over 10,000 years. In fact, the area surrounding Prince Rupert was at one time one of the most densely populated regions north of Mexico. The Tsimshian Nation's sites and archeological artifacts are available to visitors touring here, and there is a museum dedicated to the First Nations peoples.
If it's wildlife you seek, Prince Rupert is a dream location, home to Canada's only Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, the highest concentration of humpbacked whales in North America, white Kermode bears and soaring eagles. Your visit will leave you with a greater appreciation for the interaction between man and the natural world.
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Where You're Docked
Cruise ships arrive at the new Northland Terminal in downtown Prince Rupert. There is a small customs and immigration center and an adjacent visitor's center. Many of the tours that require boats leave from the Atlin Terminal just adjacent to the cruise ship dock as well.
Any of the carvings or original jewelry created by the local First Nations artisans in the area, most especially an item carved from argillite, a slate-like stone indigenous to the Prince Rupert and Queen Charlotte Islands regions which -- by law -- can only be carved by the people of the Haida nation.