WHERE WE'VE BEEN, AND WHERE WE'RE GOING
The Port Interpretive Centre is where Prince Rupert goes to find out what’s happening at the Port. Our ambassadors answer your questions with the assistance of interactive exhibits, video experiences and children's activities to explore the port’s world. Our guests are fascinated by learning about the products, vessels and vehicles moving through the Port of Prince Rupert, the communities and countries that we connect to, and the types of people and partners who make it all possible. Come and discover what’s new at the Port Interpretive Centre!
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Did you know that Prince Rupert's Port Interpretive Centre is also the city's Visitor Information Centre? Find yourself at the centre of the action with regional guidebooks, maps, and knowledgeable staff.
The Port Interpretive Centre is host to activities that allow guests to touch, feel and read their way through the Port of Prince Rupert. The Trade Route Simulator is an interactive display that invites you to explore the hundreds of different products that move through Prince Rupert, and find out where they come from, where they’re going, and what kind of vessels are used to move them. The Harbour History Timeline encourages visitors to travel through 10,000 years of local trade history, and discover this region’s fascinating evolution from First Nations trade routes to railways to North American Gateway.
The Virtual Terminal Tour offers a unique ground level perspective of the operations of the Port’s facilities, including Fairview Container Terminal, Quickload Logistics Intermodal Yard, Prince Rupert Grain Terminal and Ridley Coal Terminal. The Theatre hosts a series of short videos including an aerial experience of Prince Rupert, its Harbour, and the vessels and people that make it go. Other interesting and informative activities include exploring a live feed of marine traffic in the Port, and video displays about future port projects.
Located in the heart of Prince Rupert's Cow Bay, the Port Interpretive Centre is an ideal venue for both community events and private functions. We encourage local organizations to talk to us about incorporating the Centre into their planning for social, entertainment, and educational events. There’s always something coming up on our calendar, so take a look to find out what appeals to you!
An ongoing event is Trade Talks, a speaker series that provides a platform for Port partners to have an open dialogue with members of the community. Speakers have the ability to share the innovative and unique aspects of their service, and help proved a deeper understanding of port related operations and business to an engaged audience. Past presenters have included innovative local organizations like Quickload Logistics, Canada Border Services Agency, and SMIT Marine. You can find the next date for a Trade Talk by looking at our upcoming schedule of events.
The Port Interpretive Centre is a dual service centre where both visitors and locals can explore more than just the Port—we can also help you get the most out of your visit to our community. The Port Authority has partnered with Tourism Prince Rupert to provide you with great advice and up to date information about local accommodations, restaurants, fishing charters and other Prince Rupert visitor tours and activities. As a member of British Columbia's Visitor Centre Network, our accredited counselors provide guests with helpful travel information about Prince Rupert, Northwest BC, and many other destinations in the province.