Operating seasonally (May-Oct), the North Coast Ecology Centre aims to engage a
broad audience with a sensory experience that will make a lasting connection
between the local environment and conservation. We hope to generate respect
and amazement through interaction, as well as bring the city of Prince Rupert
together through shared appreciation. Wherever possible, we will prioritize
community engagement and recruitment to enhance local knowledge growth and
Given that the wilderness around us is often difficult to access, we will create
an active and inclusive space for local education, as well as the relevant
hands-on-activity and experiences that are necessary for stewardship to
occur. The centre will provide the platform for understanding how to care for
our many wonderful species and to ensure that we will have access to the
ocean’s bounties for many more centuries.
We plan to offer a new tourism destination, activate and revitalize
Prince Rupert’s waterfront, create economic stimulus, and become a community resource for locals and visitors.