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Cruise the Inside Passage

INSIDE PASSAGE & NORTHERN BC EXPLORER

Ultimate Western Canada Experience

INSIDE PASSAGE & NORTHERN BC EXPLORER

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BC Ferries | ©Kent Kallberg
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Overview

This circle tour is one of the longest and most diverse itineraries. Discover Northern BC and its rolling hills, ranchland, rugged forests and snow-capped mountains. The journey leads to the historic town of Prince George and the harbour town of Prince Rupert, where begins the spectacular Inside Passage crossing to Port Hardy. We explore fishing villages and Indigenous sites before staying in the seaside town of Parksville. The last leg of the trip is on onboard BC Ferries back to the mainland and finally Vancouver.

Itinerary

1

Vancouver to Kelowna

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Okanagan Valley
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Othello Tunnels
  • Depart from Canada Place.
  • As you leave Vancouver enjoy some sightseeing stops including Othello Tunnels, Okanagan Valley and stay overnight in downtown Kelowna.
Sightseeing
Othello Tunnels & Okanagan Valley
2

Kelowna to Blue River

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Blue River
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Wells Gray Park
  • Travel northeast through the Thompson Okanagan and Wells Gray Park.
  • Clearwater is a great stop for dinner this evening before making your way to Blue River.
  • Check into the lodge and enjoy an even walk around the lake.
3

Blue River to Prince George

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Mount Robson
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Ancient Forest
  • Drive to the Northern City of Prince George.
  • Option to stop at a few sightseeing stops along the way including Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park.
Sightseeing
Mount Robson & Ancient Forest/Chun T’oh Whudujut Provincial Park
4

Prince George to Smithers

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Hudson Bay Mountain
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Smithers
  • Stay in the beautiful town of Smithers set against the backdrop of Hudson Bay Mountain, often referred to as a “skiers paradise’ or ‘little Switzerland’ in the winter.
  • In the summer you’ll find warm & welcoming community offering an abundance of activities for those seeking outdoor adventure on the mountain or nearby lakes.
5

Smithers to Prince Rupert

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Prince Rupert
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Prince Rupert
  • Travel toward the Coastal Mountains and the Skeena River which you will follow into the town of Prince Rupert.
6

Prince Rupert

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Prince Rupert
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Whale in Prince Rupert
  • Today time to explore this quaint town and visit the Museum of Northern BC.
  • Partake in an optional activity such as Whale Watching. Prince Rupert is one of the best places to see Grey Whales.
Admission
Museum of Northern BC
7

Prince Rupert to Port Hardy via the Inside Passage

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Inside Passage
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Wildlife
  • Sure to be a highlight of the tour as you cruise through pristine waters of the Inside Passage.
  • Be sure to pack your binoculars to view all kinds of wildlife.
Cruise
Inside Passage Ferry Cruise
8

Port Hardy to Campbell River

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Campbell River
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Telegraph Cove
  • Today will take you to Campbell River.
  • Travel to Port McNeill and Telegraph Cove.
  • Stroll the boardwalk through Campbell River, a stunning seaside village.
9

Campbell River to Parksville

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Comox Valley
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Coombs Market
  • Travel the scenic Island Highway along the coastline, stopping in the Comox Valley.
  • As you near Parksville you may wish to stop at Coombs Market
10

Parksville to Vancouver

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Parksville
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BC Ferries
  • Return to Vancouver at your leisure via the Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay Ferry.
  • Reservations can be included for a non-refundable $10 fee.
Ferry
BC Ferries to Vancouver (one-way)
duration

Duration

10 Days | 9 Nights
duration

Price

From $1,989/pp
*From price is the adult retail price in a twin share room based on the shoulder season. It includes all applicable taxes. All prices are in Canadian Dollars.
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Highlights

  • Longest and diverse itinerary.
  • Discover Northern BC and its rolling hills, ranchland, rugged forests and snow-capped mountains.
  • Cruise through pristine waters of the Inside Passage

Inclusions

  • Bed9 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • KELOWNA - 1 Night
  • BLUE RIVER - 1 Night
  • PRINCE GEORGE - 1 Night
  • SMITHERS - 1 Night
  • PRINCE RUPERT - 2 Nights
  • PORT HARDY - 1 Night
  • CAMPBELL RIVER - 1 Night
  • PARKSVILLE - 1 Night
  • CruiseInside Passage cruise (BC Ferries) from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy
  • FerryBC Ferries to Vancouver (one-way)
  • Meal1 Breakfast
  • AdmissionMuseum of Northern British Columbia
  • TravelDocsDetailed travel documents with recommendations of things to see and do
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