Skeena River, British Columbia

Skeena Train, British Columbia

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Inside Passage Sailing, Port Hardy to Prince Rupert, BC

British Columbia Skeena Train

& Inside Passage Sailing

DEPARTURE: Edmonton 7 am | Red Deer 9am | Calgary 12pm

Combine three modes of transportation on this special 8-day tour: a luxury motorcoach, two scenic ferry rides and a daylight train ride.  Features a day cruise along the coast of British Columbia to Prince Rupert and a spectacular journey east to Prince George on VIA Rail’s “The Skeena” train.

  • 8 days | July 16th, 2017 | August 13th, 2017
  • Canada West
  • Motorcoach
  • Passport Not Required
1

Edmonton to Calgary to Three Valley Gap

Your Scenic Getaway begins as you are welcomed aboard your deluxe coach in Edmonton.  Travel south via Red Deer to Calgary meeting additional travelling companions enroute.  Sit back and enjoy the incredible scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Cross the border into British Columbia and continue to Three Valley Gap for overnight at the Three Valley Lake Chateau.  This evening features a tour of GHOST TOWN prior to your GET ACQUAINTED WELCOME DINNER.

2

Three Valley Gap to New Westminster

Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you travel through Salmon Arm, Kamloops and Merritt to New Westminster.  Your unique hotel, the Inn at the Quay, is in a wonderful location stretching out over the mighty Fraser River, right next door to the Riverfront Boardwalk and within walking distance of the Skytrain Station to downtown Vancouver.  Choose to relax and watch the boats go by from your riverview room or go exploring.

3

New Westminster to Port Hardy

Board a BC FERRY for a scenic sailing to Nanaimo, the second largest city on Vancouver Island.  Travel north to Campbell River, known as the Salmon Capital of the World.  Continue north to Port Hardy for overnight.

4

Port Hardy / Inside Passage to Prince Rupert

(2 nights) The MV NORTHERN EXPEDITION departs Port Hardy this morning for a 15-hour scenic voyage through the INSIDE PASSAGE.  Along the 300 miles of magnificent coastline, you pass hundreds of islands and waterfalls and may see wildlife such as bald eagles, porpoises and killer whales.  Highlights are the narrows at Bella Bella, the Princess Royal Channel and the long canal-like Grenville Channel.  A RESERVED RECLINING SEAT in the Aurora Lounge is included.  If you wish additional privacy, you can purchase an outside or inside cabin. As our motorcoach travels on the ferry with us, luggage and other belongings will be stored there.  Arrive Prince Rupert for two nights.

5

Prince Rupert

A leisurely morning allows time to visit downtown shops and the acclaimed MUSEUM OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA.  This afternoon drive to Port Edward, located on the Skeena River and visit the NORTH PACIFIC CANNERY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, the oldest surviving salmon cannery village along British Columbia’s coast. It is known today as the North Pacific Historic Fishing Village. Established in 1889, this cannery was typical of those in remote locations in that it provided accommodation through the summer canning season. Little has changed since the plant closed in the late 1960’s.  Almost 30 buildings linked by wooden boardwalks are open for viewing.

6

Prince Rupert / Skeena Train to Prince George

VIA Rail’s SKEENA TRAIN takes you on a spectacular all-day journey east to Prince George.  Enjoy the luxury of “Touring Class” with panoramic reserved seating and access to the Dome Car.  THREE MEALS are served at your seat.   There are splendid views of passing scenery as we follow the broad Skeena River and the rushing Bulkley River through the Coast Mountains.  Across the Interior Plateau, the train skirts hundreds of lakes as the tracks follow a different route than the Yellowhead Highway. Travelling time is estimated as freight trains have priority. Overnight Prince George.

7

Prince George to Hinton

The Canadian Rockies highest peak, MOUNT ROBSON, welcomes you this morning as you travel east into JASPER NATIONAL PARK. After a DRIVING TOUR OF JASPER continue to Hinton for overnight. This evening we invite you to a HOSTED FAREWELL DINNER.

8

Hinton to Edmonton to Calgary

With fond memories you make a stop in Edmonton and then continue on to Calgary.

Option — Ferry Cabin

Available for the whole day for $120.00 per outside cabin (not per person) or $90.00 per inside cabin.  Cabins have 2 single beds side by side with a separate shower/toilet/basin, TV and desk. Please request at time of booking.  Cabins are limited.

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air conditioned, washroom equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodations and taxes.
  • Services of an experienced Tour Director and Driver
  • Baggage handling, one average piece per person
  • Travel Bag
  • Admission to attractions and sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
  • Ghost Town
  • Ferry to Vancouver Island

 

  • Northern Expedition Ferry voyage through Inside Passage from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert
  • Reserved seat in ferry’s Aurora Lounge
  • Museum of Northern British Columbia
  • North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site
  • Seating in deluxe “touring class” and 3 included meals on VIA Rail’s train
  • Mount Robson
  • Jasper National Park
  • Driving Tour of Jasper
  • Meals Include: 3 Continental Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners including Welcome Dinner, VIA Rail meals, Farewell Dinner

Pricing

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars | Prices subject to change

Quad

$1,899.00

GST:  $94.95

Triple

$1,959.00

GST: $97.95

Twin

$2,079.00

GST: $103.95

Single

$2,789.00

GST: $139.45

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$42.00

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