Innovative New Look Coming to Port Interpretive Centre


Innovative New Look Coming to Port Interpretive Centre

February 8, 2023

The Prince Rupert Port Authority’s (PRPA) Port Interpretive Centre, which also serves as the local Visitor Information Centre, is preparing for big changes. The space in Cow Bay’s Atlin Terminal is set to undergo a full revitalization with reimagined interior displays that better reflect the dynamic, diverse, and growing trade gateway and communities that it showcases.

The updated Port Interpretive Centre design will include unique interactive and educational elements, career planning tools, and activities for youth to learn about the bustling harbour and the many types of vessels and cargoes moving through the Prince Rupert Gateway.

To ensure the renovations are completed safely and within the projected installation timeline, the Port Interpretive Centre will be closed to the public from February 15th until mid-June, before traditional summer visitor volumes begin to increase. Travel planning resources will still be available online during this time, and PRPA’s Port Interpretive Centre staff will continue to be available by phone and via email to assist with requests during regular Port Interpretive Centre hours.

“Much has changed in the 10+ years since the Port Interpretive Centre first opened and the newly refreshed space will reflect the evolution of our Gateway and the innovation and diverse workforce that are driving its future,” said Shaun Stevenson, President and CEO, Prince Rupert Port Authority. “We look forward to unveiling the new design and creating a more open, interactive, and welcoming space for residents and visitors alike.”

“We are happy to be working with the Prince Rupert Port Authority to enhance our Visitor Centre in Cow Bay. The renovations will provide a fresh and modern space to enhance the experience of our guests. We will continue to provide top-notch visitor services remotely during the closure, and we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the new space,” said Ceilidh Marlow, Executive Director, Tourism Prince Rupert.

Recognizing the Port Interpretive Centre’s role in providing visitor services, PRPA and Tourism Prince Rupert are working together to mitigate the impacts this may have. In particular, this project is expected to overlap with the beginning of the cruise season, and efforts are focused on ensuring cruise visitors have access to information and services in the cruise terminal area.

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