Hello, I am from the Okanagan and I am planning a trip to Prince Rupert in September. I was just wondering what the word on the street is about the Black Rooster Roadhouse. Is it a good place to stay. What about the Cafe? Any infomation would help.
I stayed there once, prior to moving here. Wonderful little place, albeit I, of course, speak only from my experience. Clean, friendly (but a bit far from downtown if you hate walking…). No downside/s, as far as I can tell…
Is that eyesore still attracting the “fun” crowd? When we were renting a house just off of Fulton years ago that was the one place you could be sure to get high just from walking past when the windows were open…
As for the walking bit, I walked ALL over town before we got a car,from Prince Rupert Blvd over to Pineridge and back,etc. Had a place on Atlin for a while and the only time I really cursed the walk back home was on those rare summer days we got into the 30’s! No better (or cheaper) exercise out there and unless it’s raining cats and dogs, it’s the best way to see what is happening around you and get the best views. Mind you I’m now living at the top of a very steep hill (with downtown at the bottom) and while I appreciate the fantastic views I get of the harbour here while heading down to shop, my legs are letting me know that I either need to do this daily or start popping the ibuprophen once I get home. I’m afraid the ‘flat years’ between Rupert and the Island are beginning to show!
That was my polite way of saying “I’d rather visitors or newcomers to Rupert stay in a nicer part of town, before they get turned away by seeing drunk children in the nearby park, run-down residential apartments across the street, and not-so-nice people roaming the streets at night.”
Think you over estiamting how many people live in town it is more like 9,000-10,000 ppeople now. anyways i live in the area of the black rooster and it can be a bad neightbourhood but any neighbourhood can be the same way if you put drugs and alcohol in it. but staying at the black rooster would be a good idea
I wouldn’t say the Black Rooster is in a “bad” part of town, as much as I’d say the Pioneer Hostel is in a “better” part of town. But meh… a friend of mine runs the hostel, and it’s a nice place to stay.