The city of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, is a relatively busy one, given its modest population of approximately fourteen thousand people. It is located in Northwest British Columbia, about one thousand five hundred kilometers from metro Vancouver. Prince Rupert is named after -- you guessed it -- Prince Rupert, who was the first governor of the Hudson Bay Company, which remains Canada's oldest company to date.
When planning your visit to the Prince Rupert area, be sure to book your Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada hostel well in advance, your choices are scarce. With this being said, if you do not absolutely require a Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada hostel for your visit, Prince Rupert also has a number of hotels; inns; and several rustic, beautiful lodges (some floating) that serve as an excellent means of accommodation. While visiting the area, the weekends generally present visitors with many more options when it comes to local events and festivals taking place. The social atmosphere in Prince Rupert is warm, friendly, and quite receptive to tourists, so don't be shy in approaching anyone and trying to strike up a conversation -- especially any other travelers you meet at your Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada hostel. The nightlife in Prince Rupert is quite good on the weekends, considering the size of the town. There are several pubs as well as the brewery, which serve excellent food and a selection of rotating craft beers on tap that are sure to please any beer connoisseur.
During your visit, it is imperative that you try some of the incredible outdoor activities that Prince Rupert has to offer. First, Prince Rupert has a variety of hiking trails that range drastically in difficulty; you can look them up online, ask locals about them, or check in at the visitor center upon arrival. If you're not really into hiking, that's ok -- Prince Rupert is home to some of the best fishing in Canada and it's certainly worth trying out. Not to mention you have to try some freshly caught salmon, prawns, or halibut during your visit there. Whale-watching, as well as kayaking and swimming during the summers, is another popular activity in Prince Rupert.
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