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Package overview


Discover Northern BC’s vast wilderness, enchanting wildlife, and rural charm on this multi-day self-drive vacation. Travel up the coast of Vancouver Island, exploring seaside communities on the way to Port Hardy, where you’ll embark on a cruise through the famed Inside Passage to Prince Rupert.

In Prince Rupert, spend time outdoors fishing, canoeing, and hiking, or visit some of the historic sites in the area. Follow the mighty Skeena River to Smithers, and enjoy the majestic surroundings, like the spectacular Hudson Bay Mountain and Glacier.

FIVE NIGHTS

+ RETURN FERRY

+ WILDLIFE TOUR

FROM $1,099

+ taxes and fees, per person based on double occupancy

Package includes:

  • Five nights' hotel in four destinations
  • Two sailings: One-way ferry between Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island, and between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert for two adults and one vehicle
  • Prince Rupert Adventures Tour 
  • Free breakfast at select hotels

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Map & itinerary

DAY 1

Metro Vancouver to Courtenay

Your BC road trip begins as you board the ferry to Vancouver Island via Nanaimo. Stop at the historic Old Country Market in Coombs—famous for goats that graze on the roof—before arriving in Courtenay for the night.

Lodging: Bayview Hotel

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DAY 2

Courtenay to Port Hardy

Upgrade your package with a wildlife tour and spend your day by joining Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours on a wildlife excursion to lookout for humpbacks, orcas, bears, elk, and other wildlife roaming the area. On your way up island to Port Hardy, discover the remote communities of Sayward, Telegraph Cove and Port McNeill

Lodging: Kwa'lilas Hotel
Homalco Tour Upgrades: Whales Wildlife and CultureGreat Bears of Bute or People, Land, Water 

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DAY 3

Inside Passage sailing to Prince Rupert

Depart from Port Hardy on a 16-hour cruise up the famed Inside Passage. Relax as the ferry winds its way through some of the most rugged and beautiful scenery in the world.

Lodging: Prestige Hotel Prince Rupert

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DAY 4

Prince Rupert

Go on an adventure of a lifetime with Prince Rupert Adventure Tours. Depending on the season, get up close to local wildlife on a bear watching tour whale-watching tour

Lodging: Prestige Hotel Prince Rupert

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DAY 5

Prince Rupert to Smithers

Drive east along Highway 16, following the mighty Skeena River to the quaint town of Smithers. Enjoy your final night in Smithers at your own pace to take in the breathtaking surroundings.

Lodging: Sunshine Inn

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DAY 6

Depart Smithers

Conclude your trip with a road trip through BC’s gorgeous interior to complete your journey home.

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Enhance Your Journey

Travel in comfort on your sailing from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. Take a nap or kick up your feet and relax with one of the following onboard add-ons:


Inboard cabin From $110

Outboard cabin From $140
Lounge seat From $40

Availability is limited, book today before space sells out! 

Make the journey your own

Options to personalize your trip will ensure your experience is one of a kind and perfect for you. Ask our travel consultants for ideas and create a unique adventure for you.
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