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 provide 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.
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 integration.
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 to become environmental stewards.