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.
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+ RETURN FERRY
+ WILDLIFE TOUR
+ taxes and fees, per person based on double occupancy
- 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
Map & itinerary
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
Metro Vancouver to Courtenay
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
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
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
Conclude your trip with a road trip through BC’s gorgeous interior to complete your journey home.
Travel in comfort on your sailing from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. Take a nap, kick up your feet, or enjoy a delicious meal with one of the following onboard add-ons:
Inboard cabin From $100Outboard cabin From $130
Lounge seat From $40
Adult buffet breakfast From $21.79 Adult buffet dinner From $32.29
Please note, due to COVID-19 certain amenities may be available in limited quantities or temporarily suspended.
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