The North Coast Ecology Centre Society is working to create a permanent education centre in Prince Rupert, BC that highlights the region’s ecological richness. With a combination of engaging programs and beautiful exhibits, including live displays of fish and marine invertebrates (collected and released each season!), we hope to build a centre that offers a new tourist destination, activates and revitalizes Prince Rupert’s waterfront, and becomes a community resource for locals and visitors to connect with the environment around them.
The North Coast Ecology Centre will engage a broad audience with a sensory experience that will make a lasting connection between local environments and conservation. Engaging, knowledgeable staff interpreters and volunteers will inform and inspire visitors about the North Coast. Live animal aquariums, static displays, articulated skeletons, video displays, activity stations and programming space will occupy approximately 1000 sq ft in our pilot centre.
Unique among other mini aquariums and ecology centres in British Columbia, the North Coast Ecology Centre will feature both terrestrial and marine exhibits, as we know that along the North Coast these two environments are inextricably linked. Currently, no ecological interpretive centre or aquarium of any type exists in the entire Northern region.