The Museum of Northern British Columbia was established in Prince Rupert in 1924. The museum acquires artifacts, photographs, archives, and reference material relating to the north coast of British Columbia.
Records management and collecting policies
The collections policy includes artifacts and archival material relating to the ethnology, history and natural history of our collection area (bounded by Portland Canal to the north and Douglas Channel to the south and including the lower Skeena River Valley). Our archival holdings relate primarily to the early history of Prince Rupert, the U.S. and Canada 54/40 boundary area, and the railway history of this area. The holdings include the diaries (1898-1964) of Ben Codville, a lighthouse keeper on Pointer Island. The photographic collection relates primarily to the history of Prince Rupert, although it also covers a number of coastal communities and the various industries in this area.
Total Volume: 5,000 photographs, 200 maps, textual records<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1906 to present<br /> Predominant Dates: 1906-1930s