Explore the once-thriving canneries and fishing communities of the lower Skeena River and Chatham Sound. For three days and three nights, you will be immersed in the history of this region spending your days touring the historic canneries while spending your nights in the newly renovated manager’s houses on the site of Cassiar Cannery. The Cassiar Cannery will be your base for exploring the area as we leave each morning by jet boat on a new adventure. This seldom explored area is home to some of the most unique and interesting historical sites. Over 20 canneries once lined the bank of the Skeena and ocean shores, but they have all since closed and only remnants remain. The history from the 100 years of operation is rich and plentiful as we get to see for ourselves the locations of all these sites.
Explore the following canneries:
• North Pacific
• Porcher Island
• Port Essington
Stops will also be made in the following communities:
• Osland - Icelandic Skeena River Fishing Community
• Oona River - Historic Boat Building Community
• Shirley Mills – historic water-powered sawmill
• Remote hot springs
• Historic Prince Rupert features like Hospital Island and petroglyphs
- Tour participants arrive on the afternoon of May 11
- Tour finishes on the afternoon of May 14
- All accommodations, meals and transportation
Who Should Attend?
Those with a sense of adventure, and those looking to explore new and seldom visited locations. The small group size of up to 10 guests will allow us to make this a very personal and authentic experience for all.
Secure Your Spot
If you wish to secure your spot with a $500 deposit please contact our office at 250-960-5980 or Toll Free at 1-866-843-8061. For all of our tours, they must be paid in full 30 days prior to the start and no refunds 30 days prior to the start date. The times listed are subject to change.