South of Prince Rupert  in Port Edward, the North Pacific Cannery (250/628-3538, daily 11 a.m.–5 p.m. May–Sept., adult $12, senior $9, child $6) is the oldest remaining cannery village from over 1,000 similar facilities that were once operating along the west coast of North America. Dating to 1889 and now classified as a national historic site, this living museum is one of the highlights of a visit to Prince Rupert.
You can find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about fish, the fishing industry, canning—even which fish tastes the best (locals say it’s red snapper every time). You’re free to stroll at your own pace along the boardwalk through the riverside settlement with its many original buildings, including a church, schoolroom, general store, and living quarters.
To get to the village, head out of Prince Rupert on the Yellowhead Highway and take the first road to the right after leaving Kaien Island.