· Victoria - Vancouver Island
- Cruise of the Inside Passage
· Hyder, "The Friendliest
Ghost Town in Alaska"
· View over 23 Glaciers -
Tour Remote Wilderness
· Wildlife viewing, bird watching,
fishing and photography opportunities
· Travel on the historic Gold
Rush Trail of the Caribou!
through British Columbia's Canadian Gulf Islands to Victoria on
whales, porpoises, salmon jumping or eagles are often seen. Overnight
stay in Victoria within walking distance to the Inner Harbor area
and the Provincial Museum, Parliament Buildings, Chinatown and
the famous Empress Hotel. Traveling up island, special stops are
made to visit local attractions demonstrating the natural history
of British Columbia's forestry and Indian culture. A special lunch
stop is made at a park in a rain forest setting with two beautiful
waterfalls. Accommodations are a short walk from a beautiful beach
on the shores of the Inside Passage.
today is to reach the far north end of Vancouver Island. The
road from half way up Vancouver Island to the far north end didn't
exist until just over 20 years ago. While traveling on this new
highway, we pass through a great deal of wilderness, with continuous
views of the Inside Passage and mountains. Your lunch stop is
deep in the forest at a wilderness lake beneath towering mountains.
Visit a quaint and isolated village on a cove near the far north
end of Vancouver Island, home of eagles and sea otters. Overnight
stay is in Port Hardy.
the entire day over 274 nautical miles through one of the
world's great waterways - the famous "Inside Passage".
View eagles, killer whales, porpoises and salmon jumping. In the
afternoon/ evening the mountains will be soaring up over 3,500
feet above you. Evening arrival and overnight stay in Prince Rupert.
touring Prince Rupert, with its museum and flower gardens
and Native totem poles we travel through mountains, following
the Skeena River - second largest in British Columbia. Time is
planned for picture taking, fishing for salmon or trout, or just
smelling the wildflowers. Enjoy our salmon barbecue, prepared
for all, during our travels along the Skeena River as we travel
into the beautiful Nass Valley and small town of Terrace. After
enjoying a dip at a natural Hot Springs resort, we travel out
to view bears in the evening. Overnight stay in Terrace.
Skeena River through a forested valley beneath tall peaks,
we visit the Indian village of Kitwanga with original 100-year-old
totem poles. Visit another village - Kitwancool where totem poles
are being carved. Travel on a lightly used highway further north,
past more mountains and lakes to your lunch stop. Enjoy your picnic
lunch on the shores of a beautiful wilderness lake, in Grizzly
country. In the afternoon, cross a high mountain pass and descend
to the small town of Stewart located on a remote fjord of the
Inside Passage. View over 20 glaciers including massive Bear Glacier.
Enter Alaska and the "Friendliest ghost town in Alaska"
- Hyder. The area is known as one of the best in Alaska for viewing
eagles, salmon spawning and bears feeding. Overnight stay is in
deep into the mountains to view miles of glaciers. We tour
off the main road through the wilderness and along rivers. Overnight
stay is beneath a 5,000-ft. mountain in the small town of New
two-night stay in the wilderness on the shores of a remote
lake. Good fishing and abundant wildlife viewing including moose
and bear. A nice relaxed time to enjoy where you are.
to the main highway, we travel past Prince George, cross over
the Fraser River, and start to travel south on the original route
of the Caribou Trail, following in the footsteps of the miners
during the gold rush. Deserted homesteads and old roadhouses are
all part of he ranching country of the Caribou. Overnight stay
on the shores of the Fraser River in the small logging town of
on, travel through more of the Caribou country. A drive is
planned to look for wildlife after we cross a river via ferry
to a remote area. Overnight accommodations are at the head of
the Fraser Canyon in the small town of Lytton, where the Fraser
River meets the mighty Thompson River as it surges down the canyon.
Canyon -- Killer of the miners who headed to the gold fields.
Travel through this canyon and for those interested - descend
via tram where the surging Fraser River rushes through this narrow
gorge. Our route follows the Fraser River through the Cascade
Mountains and returns to Seattle (arrival approx. 4:00 PM).