Nanaimo, British Columbia

Inside Passage Ferry, BC

North Pacific Cannery, Prince Rupert. BC

Skeena River

Mount Robson, British Columbia

Mount Robson, Group Photo

Whale

CLOSE TO HOME TOUR SERIES
BRITISH COLUMBIA CIRCLE
Includes Inside Passage Sailing

 

DEPARTURE: Edmonton 7:00 am | Red Deer 9:00 am | Calgary 12:00 pm

Join Nagel Tours on an incredible 8-day tour travelling onboard a luxury motorcoach and two scenic ferry rides.  Highlights include a day cruise through the Inside Passage along the British Columbia coastline to Prince Rupert, a visit to the Museum of Northern British Columbia and the North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site.

  • $ BONUS Value Season
  • 2022 Departure Dates
  • 8 Days | $June 14, 2022 | August 5, 2022
  • Region: Canada West
  • Mode: Motorcoach
  • Passport Not Required
1

Edmonton to Calgary to Three Valley Gap

Your British Columbia Circle begins as you are welcomed aboard your deluxe coach in Edmonton.  Travel south via Red Deer to Calgary meeting additional travel 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.  You will have time for a self-guided tour of the GHOST TOWN prior to enjoying a GET ACQUAINTED WELCOME DINNER with your fellow travellers.

2

Three Valley Gap to Vancouver Area

Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you travel through Salmon Arm, Kamloops and Merritt to your Vancouver area hotel for overnight.

3

Vancouver Area to Port Hardy

Board a BC FERRY for a scenic sailing to Nanaimo, a vibrant harbour city on Vancouver Island. Travel north to Campbell River, known as the Salmon Capital of the World and continue 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 sightings of 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 on the coach.  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. 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 to Prince George

Enjoy the vast forests and scenery through the Coast Mountains as you journey along the broad Skeena and rushing Bulkley Rivers on your way to Prince George for overnight. 

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 TOWNSITE continue to Hinton for overnight. Share tour memories tonight with your new-found friends at a HOSTED FAREWELL DINNER.

8

Hinton to Edmonton to Calgary

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

 

Included in Your Holiday

  • First class transportation on an air conditioned, washroom-equipped motorcoach
  • Quality accommodations and tax
  • 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
  • Mount Robson
  • Jasper National Park
  • Driving Tour of Jasper
  • Meals Include:  4 Continental Breakfasts,  2 Dinners:  Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner

MV NORTHERN EXPEDITION:

BC Ferries’ MV Northern Expedition, made its first voyage through the Inside Passage in May 2009.  The MV Northern Expedition was specially designed for Inside Passage voyages.  It is 497 feet long with a beam of 76 feet and a draft of 24 feet.  She carries 130 vehicles, 600 passengers and 30 crew.  Travelling speed is 20.3 knots.  The ferry has three passenger decks and an outdoor sun deck.  Facilities include the Canoe Cafe, Vista Restaurant, gift shop, Raven’s Lounge and Aurora Lounge with comfortable reserved seating (included in your fare).  The 300-mile journey from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert takes 15 hours.  Enjoy great viewing of the rugged coastline and abundant bird, marine and wildlife. 

OPTION – FERRY CABIN:

Available for the whole day for $130.00 per outside cabin (not per person) or $100.00 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.

OPTIONAL – DAY 6 SKEENA TRAIN Not included in 2022. VIA Rail is not offering Touring Class in 2022 due to scheduling changes.

 

June 14, 2022 Pricing-$ Bonus Value Season

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars | Prices subject to change | 2022 prices subject to change

Triple

$1,789.00

GST: $89.45

Twin

$1,989.00

GST: $99.45

Single

$2,689.00

GST: $134.45

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$40.00

August 5, 2022 Pricing 

Cost per person | Prices in Canadian Dollars | Prices subject to change | 2022 prices subject to change

Triple

$1,859.00

GST: $92.95

Twin

$2,089.00

GST: $104.45

Single

$2,819.00

GST: $140.95

Early Booking Discount

twin sharing per person.

$42.00

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