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About Prince Rupert

Beautiful Kaien Island, on the north coast of British Columbia, is home to the city of Prince Rupert. Northern Canada and southern Alaska meet at our deep-water port, which is also the shipping-trade gateway to Asia.

This small-but-vibrant community is enhanced by the rich cultural history of the local Tsimshian First Nations (on whose traditional lands Prince Rupert is situated). Our excellent local museums and galleries, public art, and numerous intricate totem poles pay tribute to the story of the Tsimshian peoples.

As well, the city boasts exciting public festivals, arts, and cultural events that engage visitors and locals, alike. Guests can always find plenty of interesting activities and history to enjoy during their visit. Contact us with any questions you have about our lodge or our beautiful city.

Attractions and Activities

Our great local restaurants feature the freshest seafood and a variety of cuisines. Discover the work of our talented artisans and enjoy boutique shopping. Explore our incredible wilderness on adventure tours through bear country, by float plane, or on whale-watching or sport fishing charters. Hike our rainforest trails, or kayak our calm, majestic waters. The Totem Lodge staff is happy to make recommendations.




Learn more about what’s happening around the region on these useful sites: