Prince Rupert | (YPR) | prins rupәrt
"Discover Our Nature"
Prince Rupert, British Columbia is the last stop on the east-west Highway 16, and is about 900 road miles northwest of Bellingham, Washington. It is 91 nautical miles southeast of Ketchikan and 326 nautical miles southeast of Juneau. Driving to Prince Rupert provides for a fantastic road trip but is not the only way to travel to this port community. There are bus lines, rail travel, airlines and even the BC ferry system that provide transportation links. More than just a vital transportation hub, Prince Rupert is a surprisingly cosmopolitan city that offers visitors a combination of unique experiences including nature, history, and local personality.
- Breathtaking encounters with wildlife, such as Canada's only grizzly bear sanctuary, legendary saltwater fishing, and whale watching opportunities.
- Situated on the migratory salmon routes of the north coast waters, it's rich in salmon, halibut, rockfish, lingcod, crab, and prawns.
- Attractions that bring the coast's ancient Aboriginal culture and pioneer heritage alive.
- Offers good restaurants, fascinating shops, and colorful neighborhoods.
- Visit www.visitprincerupert.com for more information on available activities and accommodations.
Prince Rupert, British Columbia is the only Canadian port on our route. Mainline ferries depart Prince Rupert once a week most of the year. The voyage takes you through the Inside Passage and may include stops in Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Kake, Sitka, Juneau, Haines, and Skagway. The voyage from Prince Rupert takes approximately five hours to Ketchikan, about a day and a half to Juneau, or two days to Skagway.