Prince Rupert was built on fishing and it has lost nothing of those humble origins today. The past and present is irrevocably linked to fish, from the deep connection of the Ts’msyen People to the bounty of the North Pacific, to the boom of the commercial fishing and canning industry in the early twentieth century. Pick up some canned or smoked local seafood at Dolly's Fish Market or Fukasaku Market to bring home the flavours of the North Coast.
Available in silver or copper, engraved jewellery is a respected and time-honoured craft in Northwest Coast Indigenous communities. With each design representing local Indigenous stories, oral histories, and cultural practices, it's extremely important to source this style of jewellery from a reputable seller that works directly with Indigenous artists, such as the Museum of Northern BC, Harris & Wicks, or Cooks' Jewellers.
Prince Rupert has an extremely diverse population of local artists from a wide array of cultural backgrounds. From traditional formline art representing the Northwest Coast First Nations to local photographers and painters offering their artistic perspective on the community, you can find unique artwork from local artists at either the Ice House Gallery in Cow Bay or in the Museum of Northern BC's stunning gift shop or its' Ruth Harvey Art Gallery.
If you want to buy native cultural products in Prince Rupert, (from food to souvenirs) we recommend you visit our main markets. You can take the trolleys to visit the island and experience a truly unique Prince Rupert.
Also, if you enjoy a cold beer, try the local `brewery` at Prince Rupert. Or stop by the Atlin Promenade Market for local products, f&b experience and participatory experiences.
Remember that, in each GPH port, we have a Guest Information Center where you can ask the staff for any advice related to what to see or do in town.