fort rupertFort Rupert is the site of a former Hudson's Bay Company Fort which was first commanded by William Henry McNeill in 1849.  The present day village of Fort Rupert is a historic Kwakwaka'wakw village of the Kwagu'l and the Komoyue subgroup where you can view indigenous carvers creating artwork and traditional crafts.  The band is part of the Kwakiutl first nation.