Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Prince Rupert cracks a couple of top ten lists for tourist spots

It seems that the world of tourism is taking to heart the Prince Rupert Tourism marketing statement that invites visitors to Discover Our Nature, with two tourism related publications finding much to like about the North Coast.

And while there may be some work required by Prince Rupert to move up the annual Moneysense rankings, there's no need to break a sweat when it comes to the natural beauty of the region and its impact on those that put together the annual rankings for tourist destinations.

The North Coast is among the list of the ten "loveliest coastal towns" found in Canada, a compilation which features six Atlantic based communities and three in British Columbia, among the BC choices beyond Prince Rupert, Nanaimo, Tofino and Saltspring Island  all made the grade for Cottage Life Magazine.

Located on Kaien Island on Northwest British Columbia’s Pacific Coast, the port city of about 15,000 residents offers a one-of-kind wilderness exploration, where you can see deer wandering city streets, or from the safety of a boat gaze at wild grizzly bears, or catch some whales a mere hour offshore. If you visit: Try some of the region’s amazing seafood and immerse yourself in the history, events, and tours of the region’s Aboriginal culture.

You can review their findings here.

Prince Rupert is also on the radar for a British publication called the Culture Trip, that publication has provided a review of ten of this province's Most Beautiful Towns and the reviews of the North Coast offer up a very positive view of what we have to offer for visitors to the region.

Prince Rupert is located on Kaien Island, 40 miles south of the Alaskan border and linked to the mainland by bridge. Often surrounded by mists, the town is spectacularly set at the mouth of the Skeena River, surrounded by mountains, coastal rainforests, and fjords, in addition to overlooking an archipelago of islands. Its residents are hardy and down-to-earth, with the town exuding a quaint and mysterious charm. The town’s rich First Nations heritage is evident in its architecture and artwork, with its population comprised mainly of First Nations peoples and Canadians of European descent.

The full listings from the Culture Trip can be found here.

More on Tourism on the North Coast can be reviewed on our archive page.

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