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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 $1,005

+ 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
  • Wildlife excursion with Homalco Tours in Campbell River 
  • Free breakfast at select hotels

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planning your 2021 adventure.
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Map & itinerary

DAY 1

Metro Vancouver to Campbell River

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 Campbell River for the night.

Lodging: Coast Discovery Inn & Marina

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DAY 2

Cambell River to Port Hardy

Start your day by joining Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours on a 4-hour whale-watching excursion to lookout for humpbacks, orcas, porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, otters, bald eagles and other marine wildlife. In the afternoon, drive to Port Hardy for the evening.

Lodging: Kwa'lilas Hotel
Homalco Tour Upgrades: Great 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

Spend today exploring the many activities and sights that Prince Rupert has to offer! Go fishing for salmon or halibut, take a walk on a local trail, visit some of the shops in the town centre, take some canoes out on the water, or visit some historic sites. 

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, kick up your feet, or enjoy a delicious meal with one of the following onboard add-ons:


Inboard cabin From $100

Outboard 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. 

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



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