Prince Rupert Photo Diary

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A collection of photos from the week I spent with my mum up in Prince Rupert on the northern coast of British Columbia, near the tip of Alaska. Prince Rupert is a small town, characterized by the incessant rain and its thriving fishing and tanker business.

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Arrival in Prince Rupert is via small plane, with flights direct from Canadian cities on Air Canada. The airport is located on Digby Island, just east of the city, a small airport that feels a bit more like a ferry terminal than an airport. After landing, you need to hop on a shuttle which looks like a small school bus that will take you across to the ferry terminal and the Digby Island Ferry which will then take you to mainland Prince Rupert.

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Upon arrival in the small town, we checked into the Parkside Resort Motel, which was conveniently located next door to the Lester Centre for the Arts, where I would be competing for a week at the BC Provincials for the Performing Arts, representing the Junior Ballet category.

In our spare time, mum and I found the best way to explore was just to walk - we went along the waterfront and rail yard, as well as through town and the sunken gardens. Our favourite part was spotting the incredible totem poles dotted about, symbolic of the heritage of the city's heritage and ancestry.

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