Prince Rupert Facilities
Prince Rupert Regional Hospital is a 25-bed facility offering a full-range of services including diagnostics, ultrasound, CAT scan, surgery, emergency, day care, acute care, and extended care with additional services such as diabetes education, healthy heart and rehabilitation programs. There are 15 general practitioners in the community and seven specialists in the areas of pediatrics, radiology, obstetrics, gynecology, surgery, internal medicine, podiatry and orthopedics. Visiting specialists provide other specialties from time to time. Other facilities include: Acropolis Manor and Prince Rupert Community Health.
Prince Rupert Community
Prince Rupert is a small marine-based port city with
one-of-a-kind wilderness exploration and wildlife viewing experiences on
Northwest BC's Pacific Coast. It's also a popular stop on various
Alaskan cruises. Located 721 km (447 miles) west of Prince George on Highway 16, Prince Rupert is the land, air, and water transportation hub of British Columbia's North Coast, and home to some 12,815 people. The city is located at the mouth of the Skeena River, surrounded by Chatham Sound and many small, uninhabited islands. The area is perfect for exploring and discovering the fascinating history and customs of local First Nations people.
Prince Rupert is small friendly town with big city amenities, including fine stores and restaurants, a performing arts center, a swimming pool, a golf course, racquet courts and an outstanding civic centre with gymnasium and arena. Prince Rupert is recognized today as being one of the world's largest and leading ports, exporting billions of dollars in coal, grain, lumber and potash every year. The expansion of the port facilities and its importance as part of the Asia Pacific trade route ensures a multitude of economic opportunities on the horizon.
Recreational tourism is an important industry in Prince Rupert. Charter a boat and catch some of the salmon, halibut and other ground fish that can be caught in its waters. Sail through time on a harbour tour, seeing ancient villages along the
shores, or look for whales. The salt water fishing here is among the
world's finest. Prawning and crabbing are also popular. The scenery is spectacular and the area has a unique and rich history. Tour the city and see the reproductions of cedar totem poles that were carved hundreds of years ago. Petroglyphs and evidence of ancient First Nations villages prove the existence of people in this area thousands of years back. This history, along with information about the town's more recent history – the railway, pioneer era and fishing era – can be learned in the town's various museums or on cultural tours.
The city's main tourist area, Cow Bay, is cute, quaint and on the waterfront close to downtown. The three or so block area, uniquely decorated with cows, is a great place to shop, sip on a coffee, enjoy a tasty meal or brew and browse the artisans stores. Eagles fly overhead while cargo ships and fishing boats putter past the dock. During the summers, huge cruise ships dock here and unload hundreds of passengers.