(Vancouver, Port Hardy, Prince Rupert)
For most people, arriving in British Columbia is a bit of a rebirth; the fresh air fills your lungs, the majestic mountains embrace you like loving mother’s arms, and your senses come alive.
Immerse yourself in perhaps one of the most breathtaking destinations on the planet and be moved by the majestic mountains, dense forests and miles of craggy coastline. Whether you’re wandering vibrant cities teeming with art and culture; taking ferry rides across glassy inlets which hug the base of rain forests; or gazing upon Grizzly bears in the wild, your time in British Columbia is sure to be memorable. In the evenings, relax in beautifully-appointed accommodations that offer all of the comforts of home and more.
Enjoy a shared tour discovering the lush temperate rainforests and stunning mountain ranges that surround Vancouver’s North Shore. Visit the Capilano Fish Hatchery, suspension bridge, and the cliffwalk, a cliff side journey which takes you through forest vegetation and suspended walkways, and Grouse Mountain. A short flight from Vancouver brings you to Port Hardy where your private guide and driver will greet you and take you on a scenic drive of Albert Bay. A tranquil ferry ride will drop you off at Port McNeil on Cormorant Island where you can explore the Indian reserves, Ecological Gardens and the U’Mista Cultural Center before continuing on to Prince Rupert, a region of astounding natural beauty and surprising cultural diversity. Take a seaplane to the pristine Khutzeymateen Valley which is home to one of the largest concentrations of Grizzly Bears in the world. Those lucky enough to witness Grizzly bear mothers encouraging small cubs to hunt at the mouth of Ensheshese Creek will remember and treasure the sight for years to come!
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Enjoy a private transfer in a luxury vehicle with a professional guide who will meet you in the International Reception Lobby (IRL) located outside of customs.
Enjoy a half day (6 hrs) shared tour discovering the outskirts of Vancouver in North Shore where you will get into stunning nature in the area of Grouse Mountain. The Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain Tour takes you to the amazing temperate rainforest of Vancouver's North Shore. This is your best option for a light adventure, half-day excursion into the stunning nature that surrounds the city. Stops include Capilano Fish Hatchery, Capilano Suspension Bridge, the newest attraction, Cliffwalk, a cliff side journey which takes guests through forest vegetation and suspended walkways, and Grouse Mountain.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with professional driver.
Take a flight from Vancouver (South Terminal) to Port Hardy. Please let your Sales Advisor know your prefered departure time today.
Experience Alert Bay with your private driver-guide. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the port to take a ferry to the Port McNeil, on the Cormorant Island located in Queen Charlotte Strait on the Central Coast of British Columbia. The total land are is about 4 square km and is located south of the Malcolm Island and west of Port McNeil. Find out more about the 1500 people who live on the island as well as the three communities you’ll find in the village of Alert Bay and the two Indian reserves. Visit the U’mista Cultural Centre while you’ll be travelling in the comfort of your driver-guide. This full day tour includes private transfers, ferry ticket to and from Port McNeil, walking tour of the Ecological Gardens & entrance fee to the U’Mista Cultural Center. You will be back to your hotel at about 7.00 PM. The itinerary and timing may change due to the local traffic condition.
Enjoy a ferry ride through the Inside Passage Cruise from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. The ferry departs at approximate 7.00 AM and arrive in Prince Rupert by 10.00 PM.
Experience The Museum of Northern BC welcomes you to BC’s Northwest Coast, a region of great natural beauty and surprising cultural diversity. The museum is well known for its exceptional collection and the quality of its exhibits as well as the unique celebration of cultures and histories. Take a seaplane to the Khutzeymateen Valley and experience an exciting and safe opportunity to view grizzly and black bears in their summer habitat without intruding on their natural activities. The pristine Khutzeymateen Valley is home to one of the largest concentrations of Grizzly Bears in the world. We will fly 45 km northeast of Prince Rupert over the rugged Coastal Mountains to the sheltered waters of Khutzeymateen Inlet. Depending on the time of year, you may witness Grizzly bear mothers encouraging small cubs to hunt at the mouth of Ensheshese Creek or watch as black bears graze on shrubs and wild blueberries in the afternoon light.
Meet your driver for a transfer to the airport.
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (4*) is nestled between the majestic coastal mountains of British Columbia and the tides of the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver, one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan metropolises. Sumptuously styled and fully equipped rooms are what await you at this spectacular hotel, designed to provide all the elegance and charm of an English castle. Among their commodities you will find first-class accommodations but also, amazing facilities and amenities. Griffins Restaurant is the most popular bistro in the city of Vancouver, with an extensive and plentiful buffet and dramatic décor, highlighted by arched windows which overlook the Vancouver Art Gallery. 900 West Lounge is Vancouver’s hottest address of the moment, with award-winning cocktails and sultry sounds of live jazz music. For your leisure moments, the hotel also provides a lovely indoor pool and the luxurious Absolute Spa, the perfect place to pamper yourself with some well deserved rest and relaxation.
The Quarterdeck Inn (3*) is located is close to downtown and all tourism or business services in Port Hardy. The waterfront property provides free parking and offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and onsite marina. Besides a wide selection of appetizers, the cozy, pub-styled restaurant serves fresh halibut and chips, homemade hamburgers and oyster burgers.
From its humble beginnings in 1961, Crest Hotel original 44 unit motel has evolved into a Four Star Canada Select property offering travelers 108 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which boast stunning views of Prince Rupert Harbour. Experience breath taking views of Prince Rupert’s magnificent harbour, pristine mountains and soaring eagles from the comfort of your traditionally designed guest room. Explore Prince Rupert from the ideal central location. Just a short stroll to the Museum of Northern BC, Cow Bay shopping district, city center and situated only minutes away from BC & Alaska Ferries, Via Rail & airline terminals.
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