ADDRESS

209 Cow Bay Rd
Prince Rupert, BC
Canada V8J 1A2

HOURS

Open Year Round

AMENITIES

Trails

The Prince Rupert Whale Trail is located down on the Cow Bay Marine and public Dock. This easy to access viewpoint provides a stunning view of the harbour and Tuck Inlet.

WHERE THE WHALES ARE

Any time of the year you can see seals playing around the docks and small harbour porpoise traveling alone or in small groups. Larger whales such as killer whales and occasionally humpback whales can be spotted adventuring into the harbour in search of food. In fact, the Prince Rupert Harbour is actually the 3rd deepest, naturally ice-free harbour in the world.

WHICH ANIMALS YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE

COMMONLY SEEN

OCCASIONALLY SEEN

NORTH COAST WHALE FESTIVAL

The North Coast Whale Festival is held in the spring in Prince Rupert to celebrate these majestic marine mammals that live in our backyard. The festival highlights northern resident killer whales, specifically a group known as the A42’s that have made many appearances during the spring in previous years, as well as the return of the humpback whales from their southern migration.

MAP AND DIRECTIONS

TRAVEL TIPS

Park on Cow Bay Road and walk down the dock to the end of the pier where you will find a great view of the Prince Rupert Harbour, the Whale Trail sign, and a viewing binoculars. If you continue down George Hills Way road, you will find the beginning of Rushbrook Trail, another beautiful viewing location for marine mammals.

VIEWING GUIDE

View our guide on how to watch marine animals from shore.

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