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Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert is a city located on the northwest coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is situated on Kaien Island, at the mouth of the Skeena River, and is the land, air, and sea transportation hub of northwestern British Columbia. Prince Rupert is the second largest city in the province and is home to nearly 13,000 people.

The city is located on the traditional territory of the Tsimshian people, and was named after Prince Rupert of the Rhine, a cousin of King Charles II of England and the first Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company. The city was founded in 1910, and quickly became a major port for the export of coal, fish, and other natural resources.

Prince Rupert has a mild coastal climate, with mild winters and warm summers. The city is known for its natural beauty, and is surrounded by lush forests, mountains, and the Pacific Ocean. It is home to a variety of wildlife, including bald eagles, orcas, and humpback whales.

Prince Rupert has a long and interesting history. In 1763, the Tsimshian Nation signed the Tsimshian Nation Treaty, which ceded their lands to the British Crown. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the city was an important hub for the fur trade, and a major port for the export of coal and fish. During World War II, the city was the site of a naval base and an air force base.

Today, Prince Rupert is a vibrant and culturally diverse city. It is home to a variety of businesses, including the Port of Prince Rupert, one of the largest ports in Canada. The city is also home to a variety of museums, galleries, and cultural centres, which showcase the city's unique history and culture.

Excursion tips for a day in Prince Rupert

As a tourist in Prince Rupert, Canada, there are a variety of activities to enjoy in this beautiful port city. Here is a list of possible activities to do in Prince Rupert on a day:

1. Take a stroll along the waterfront and admire the views of the harbor.
2. Visit the Museum of Northern British Columbia and explore the exhibits and artifacts.
3. Sample some of the local seafood at the many restaurants in the area.
4. Go on a whale-watching tour and spot some of the majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
5. Visit the North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site and learn about the history of the canning industry in the area.
6. Take a hike up Mount Hays or Kwinitsa Mountain for a stunning view of the city.
7. Spend the day fishing in the ocean or in one of the nearby lakes.
8. Visit the Prince Rupert Wildlife Sanctuary and observe the local wildlife.
9. Take a boat trip to the nearby islands and explore the rugged coastline.
10. Visit the Cow Bay Market and shop for souvenirs.

Experience Prince Rupert with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Prince Rupert. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert in Canada experiences a mild climate with moderate temperatures over the four seasons. In the summer months, temperatures range from 15-25°C (59-77°F) with occasional heat waves. The winter months are cold and wet, with temperatures ranging from -3-7°C (27-45°F). Snowfall is common, but it rarely accumulates. In the spring and autumn, temperatures are mild and range from 5-17°C (41-63°F). Precipitation is common throughout the year, with the highest levels occurring in the winter months.

Cruise weather for Prince Rupert

Our weather forecast for Prince Rupert helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 16.8 °C
min: 13 °C
8.6 m/s
7.9 m/s
90.8 %
22.9 m
85.2 %
1,020 hPa
05:36:34
21:58:03
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 15.8 °C
min: 11.8 °C
9.7 m/s
7.6 m/s
92.2 %
24.1 m
81.1 %
1,018 hPa
05:38:07
21:56:32
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 14.9 °C
min: 11.3 °C
7.2 m/s
12.2 m/s
89.3 %
18.6 m
84.8 %
1,018 hPa
05:39:42
21:55:00
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 11.9 °C
min: 9.9 °C
4.0 m/s
4.0 m/s
97.2 %
22.5 m
92.2 %
1,021 hPa
05:41:17
21:53:25
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 16.3 °C
min: 10.1 °C
9.0 m/s
6.5 m/s
47.6 %
24.1 m
81.3 %
1,022 hPa
05:42:54
21:51:48
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 16.8 °C
min: 9.1 °C
11.2 m/s
8.3 m/s
59.9 %
23.0 m
80.4 %
1,018 hPa
05:44:32
21:50:08
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 16.7 °C
min: 10.7 °C
9.0 m/s
5.8 m/s
73.2 %
20.9 m
81.2 %
1,013 hPa
05:46:11
21:48:26
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 13.5 °C
min: 12.5 °C
11.5 m/s
15.5 m/s
100.0 %
13.2 m
92.9 %
1,010 hPa
05:47:50
21:46:43
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 15.0 °C
min: 12.5 °C
13.7 m/s
18.0 m/s
99.0 %
15.3 m
95.4 %
1,008 hPa
05:49:31
21:44:57
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 15.0 °C
min: 12.9 °C
6.1 m/s
6.8 m/s
99.0 %
21.3 m
95.3 %
1,013 hPa
05:51:13
21:43:09
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 13.9 °C
min: 12 °C
6.8 m/s
11.2 m/s
99.8 %
20.0 m
94.5 %
1,015 hPa
05:52:55
21:41:19
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 14.4 °C
min: 10.7 °C
6.8 m/s
9.0 m/s
82.9 %
18.3 m
85.8 %
1,016 hPa
05:54:38
21:39:27
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 14.5 °C
min: 10.6 °C
14.0 m/s
20.2 m/s
89.4 %
21.4 m
85.5 %
1,020 hPa
05:56:22
21:37:34
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 13.4 °C
min: 10.6 °C
13.9 m/s
19.4 m/s
100.0 %
16.7 m
93.3 %
1,018 hPa
05:58:06
21:35:39

Cruises to Prince Rupert

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Scheduled ship calls in Prince Rupert, Canada
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 Carnival Miracle 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 Seabourn Odyssey 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 Carnival Miracle 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 3rd 2024 Saturday, 3rd of Aug. 2024 MS Regatta 11:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Odyssey 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Aug. 13th 2024 Tuesday, 13th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Miracle 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 20th 2024 Tuesday, 20th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Odyssey 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Aug. 23rd 2024 Friday, 23rd of Aug. 2024 Carnival Miracle 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Aug. 2024 MS Regatta 11:00 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Sep. 2024 Carnival Miracle 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Miracle 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 20th 2024 Friday, 20th of Sep. 2024 MS Regatta 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Sep. 2024 MS Noordam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
May 19th 2025 Monday, 19th of May 2025 Carnival Legend 08:00 am 04:00 pm
May 27th 2025 Tuesday, 27th of May 2025 MS Riviera 07:00 am 05:00 pm
May 27th 2025 Tuesday, 27th of May 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Jun. 2nd 2025 Monday, 2nd of Jun. 2025 Carnival Legend 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jun. 10th 2025 Tuesday, 10th of Jun. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Jun. 16th 2025 Monday, 16th of Jun. 2025 Carnival Legend 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jun. 24th 2025 Tuesday, 24th of Jun. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Jun. 30th 2025 Monday, 30th of Jun. 2025 Carnival Legend 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Jul. 2025 MS Westerdam 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jul. 8th 2025 Tuesday, 8th of Jul. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Jul. 14th 2025 Monday, 14th of Jul. 2025 Carnival Legend 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 22nd 2025 Tuesday, 22nd of Jul. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Jul. 28th 2025 Monday, 28th of Jul. 2025 Carnival Legend 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 5th 2025 Tuesday, 5th of Aug. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Aug. 11th 2025 Monday, 11th of Aug. 2025 Carnival Legend 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 19th 2025 Tuesday, 19th of Aug. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Aug. 25th 2025 Monday, 25th of Aug. 2025 Carnival Legend 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 2nd 2025 Tuesday, 2nd of Sep. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Sep. 8th 2025 Monday, 8th of Sep. 2025 Carnival Legend 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 10th 2025 Wednesday, 10th of Sep. 2025 Ruby Princess 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 16th 2025 Tuesday, 16th of Sep. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Sep. 18th 2025 Thursday, 18th of Sep. 2025 Carnival Legend 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 26th 2025 Friday, 26th of Sep. 2025 MS Noordam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 8th 2025 Wednesday, 8th of Oct. 2025 MS Noordam 07:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 9th 2025 Thursday, 9th of Oct. 2025 MS Noordam 12:00 am 04:00 am
Apr. 22nd 2026 Wednesday, 22nd of Apr. 2026 MS Noordam 07:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 23rd 2026 Thursday, 23rd of Apr. 2026 MS Noordam 12:00 am 04:00 am
May 8th 2026 Friday, 8th of May 2026 MS Westerdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 13th 2026 Wednesday, 13th of May 2026 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 23rd 2026 Saturday, 23rd of May 2026 MS Riviera 08:00 am 05:00 pm

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