Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Tourism Prince Rupert to remain in Promenade Container Space all summer long, as Atlin Terminal location now unavailable until September

The Tourism Prince Rupert Visitors
Container Kiosk near the Cruise Terminal

With their regular home still under renovation, Tourism Prince Rupert will be making the most out of the Promenade location as part of the Lax Süükda Container Market.

Tourism Prince Rupert provided an update on their service to the tourism community today.  

TPR officials noting of how they plan to continue their work in their current location through to September, when its now anticipated the renovations at their regular home will be completed.

To ensure a smooth summer season, visitor services will continue to be provided all summer at the Lax Süülda Container Market, in the yellow container. 

Visitor centre staff are available daily to provide trip planning information, maps, brochures and more. 

Summer hours of operation are Monday to Sunday 10am-5pm. We are making every effort to update signage & ensure the temporary VIC is easy for visitors to locate. 

Public washrooms are available at Mariners Park and Northland Cruise Terminal for cruise passengers.

Should local residents or visitors to the region need additional information, Tourism Prince Rupert is ready to field your enquiries.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the temporary relocation of the Visitor Centre please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The renovation of the Atlin Terminal space was announced in February of this year, the facility closed on February 15th with the Port Interpretive Center and the Tourism Prince Rupert space both set to gain a new look.

The original date for reopening had been noted as May 3rd, with few updates towards any progress as that date passed by.

The North Coast Review reached out the Port to learn more of the delays, with Katherine Voigt, the PRPA Manager of Communications providing a snapshot of the situation.

"Unfortunately, we’ve had challenges sourcing the specific materials required to complete the Port Interpretive Centre renovation on our original schedule. 

Thankfully, our partnership with Tourism Prince Rupert to host Visitor Information Centre services out of the Lax Suulda container market has been running successfully and has received positive feedback from merchants and visitors alike. 

We will be providing these services seven days per week in this location for the rest of the summer season."

Follow Tourism Prince Rupert through their Social media stream for updates on their services through the summer.

More notes on Tourism in the Northwest can be explored here.

1 comment:

  1. This reader seems to recall a comment exchange a few months ago about why the PRPA would do these renovations right before tourism high season, and the concerns being ignored as not being urgent enough to require attention.

    Yet here we are delayed into July, without the renovations done.

    Here’s hoping that TPR keeps the visitors centre in the container market permanently since they will have control and save money on rent to the PRPA !