Travel Advisory: Multiple advisories in effect⁠. Check before you travel.

View ×
  1. Cancellations and Revised Schedule - Coastal Celebration - Tsawwassen (Vancouver) - Swartz Bay (Victoria) - View details
  2. Sailing Cancellations/Revised Schedule - Tsawwassen (Vancouver) - Duke Point (Nanaimo) - Queen of Alberni Mechanical Issue - View details
  3. New website - Renew your online account - View details
  4. COVID-19 Update – Important information – Last updated October 6, 2020 - View details

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.

Admire grizzly bears in the Khutzeymateen Valley or venture offshore and go whale-watching. 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 $1,039

+ 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
  • Grizzly bear tour in Prince Rupert
    (mid-May to late Jul)
  • Whale-watching tour in Prince Rupert 
    (late Jul to late Sep)
  • Free breakfast at select hotels

Get in touch to start
planning your 2021 adventure.
Call 1-888-223-3779 Ext. 3 or

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 Coombs Old Country Market – famous for delicious donuts and goats that graze on the roof – before arriving in Courtenay for the night.

Lodging: Bayview Hotel

1
DAY 2

Courtenay to Port Hardy

On your way up the island to Port Hardy, discover the remote communities of Sayward, Telegraph Cove and Port McNeill.

Lodging: Pier Side Landing Hotel

2

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

3

DAY 4

Prince Rupert: Wildlife tour

Go on an adventure of a lifetime with Prince Rupert Adventure Tours. Depending on the season, get up close to local wildlife on a grizzly bear tour (mid-May to late Jul) or a whale-watching tour (late Jul to late Sep).

Lodging: Prestige Hotel Prince Rupert

4

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

5

DAY 6

Depart Smithers

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

6

Enhance Your Journey

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 $90

Outboard cabin From $110
Lounge seat From $40


Adult buffet breakfast From $21.79

Adult buffet dinner From $32.29

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.
Get a quote 
Two people paddling in canoe on calm lake surrounded by pristine wilderness in Prince Rupert Northern British Columbia



{media1}

Quality. Value. Trusted. 
Let us take the stress out of planning your next coastal BC getaway. Save when you bundle your ferry travel with hand-picked hotels and activities.