News

Location selected for Prince Rupert Visitor Information Centre

Prince Rupert
Prince Rupert's Visitor Information Centre will now be housed in the Port Interpretive Centre in Cow Bay.
— image credit: Kevin Campbell photo

After being housed at the Museum of Northern B.C. for a number of years, Prince Rupert's Visitor Information Centre will be returning to Cow Bay.

Tourism Prince Rupert announced an agreement on Monday  that will see the centre housed within the confines of the Port Interpretive Centre in Atlin Terminal. The location was selected following a request for proposal, and Tourism Prince Rupert chair Scott Farwell said the Port Interpretive Centre was a natural fit.

"We looked at the physical locale and how it would work for the centre. We then talked to each interested party to discuss management and financials ... the Prince Rupert Port Authority came back the strongest. The location is great and the port outlined how they have the management capability to handle the centre," he said.

"We're going to integrate the Visitor Information Centre with the Port Interpretive Centre, so it won't be on its own over in the corner but will be more throughout the whole facility. It's a great partnership that will strengthen our offering ... and it will be unique to visitor information centres across the province."

Tourism Prince Rupert is hoping to have the new site opened in early May, with another eight to 12 satellite locations throughout town offering brochures and information to tourists. But Farwell said having the main office in Cow Bay is a very positive thing.

"I think the locaiton in Cow Bay is key. If you look at visitor statistics, 80 per cent of visitors stop in that area for any number of reasons," he said.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Shipping company names new ship after the city
 
Liberals, NDP spar over MMBC recycling rollout
 
Volleyball Rainmakers rally past Saints, Seahawks
NDP Leader tours Teck mines
 
Pay more for Columbia River, minister tells U.S.
 
District of Sparwood shuts down Well #3 due to selenium levels
Coats are provided
 
Protestors call for end to police brutality
 
Liberal leader wows the crowd

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 31 edition online now. Browse the archives.