About Us

In August 1975 John Rogers established Shutter Shack as one of the original tenants of the new Rupert Square Shopping Centre. Originally a fully-stocked camera store that also sold luggage, Shutter Shack evolved with the times. The luggage didn’t last long, but in the late 1970s John and Pat Rogers added The Yarn Barn in the store adjacent to Shutter Shack. In the early 1980s they closed The Yarn Barn and added that space to Shutter Shack to create their “Prints Rupert” gallery—taking the name from the local Prints Rupert Camera Club.

In 2005 Shutter Shack / Prints Rupert moved to a building closer to the waterfront, and added a souvenir division that catered to cruise ship passengers and other visitors. From the camera store created 30 years earlier, Shutter Shack and Prints Rupert had become a tourist destination.

At the end of 2018 John Rogers decided to retire, and Bruce and Lonnie Wishart assumed the reins of Shutter Shack. In the 1990s Bruce and Lonnie were known as the publisher / editor and advertising manager, respectively, of one of Hollinger’s newspapers in Prince Rupert, and established a livelihood in Prince Rupert in photography and communications. As customers of Shutter Shack for a quarter-century, Bruce and Lonnie knew as well as any Shutter Shack’s fine reputation for quality and customer service, and are proud to uphold this tradition as the business begins its countdown toward its 50th anniversary.

Our Services

Photofinishing, Enlargements & Canvas

Shutter Shack offers a wide variety of printing options, from photo luster to watercolour papers, from locket-sized miniatures to wall-filling masterpieces​ Don’t have a digital file? No worries! Our lab…

Custom Framing & Matting

At Shutter Shack we offer an extremely wide range of matts and frames so that you can select the combination that perfectly suits your taste, décor, and your unique art….

ID, Restoration & Other Services

Do you need a photograph for your passport or other ID? No problem! Passports, Possession and Acquisition Licenses, visas, immigration, permanent resident, citizenship, you name it! We have the experience…

Shop Northwest Coast

We curate our collection so that you know you’re choosing from the very finest and most authentic selection of unique, quality art, gifts and souvenirs of Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii,…

Lonnie Wishart

The photography of Lonnie Wishart captures the essence of the Northwest Coast. Her photographs have been exhibited in the Museum of Northern BC, the Museum of Anthropology, the Royal BC…

Camera Museum

When you visit, take a moment to visit our Camera Museum—our owner’s collection of cameras dating back to the very beginning of photography more than a century ago! Contact Us…