Located 721 km (447 mi) west of Prince George, on Hwy 16, with a population of 17, 680 residents, lies at the western mainland end of the Yellowhead Highway, at the mouth of the Skeena River, tucked between Mount Hays and the sea coast on the north end of Kaien Island. Prince Rupert is the cultural centre of the Tsimshian-speaking First Nations people. Prince Rupert offers many attractions & outdoor opportunites: Kayak cruises, boating, scuba diving, hiking, flightseeing, exciting freshwater fishing, whale watching, golf, remote sandy beaches, abandoned canneries and villages, and city tours. Hike the Butze Rapids trail to view reversing tidal rapids, or stroll at Oliver Lake. Take a full or partial day trips for salmon, halibut, ling cod, crab and red snapper. Visit the Museum of Northern British Columbia and enjoy a fascinating 10,000 year history of BCs north coast. Stroll the Pacific Mariners Memorial Park and enjoy its great harbour view. Discover Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery and walk through the trails along the creek. Walk the Fire Museum and learn the history of the departmet since its formation in 1908 complete with pictures and artifacts. Visit Cow Bay area, today's busy commercial centre. Prince Rupert offers excellent accommodation and fine dining.