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British Columbia & Alaska Northwest Tour #10:
A Journey by Land and Sea to Fantastic Fall Colors

Departs/Returns Seattle - 12 days/11 nights

· 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!

Cruise through British Columbia's Canadian Gulf Islands to Victoria on Vancouver Island.
Killer 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.

Your destination 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.

Cruise 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.

After 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.

Along the 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 Stewart.

Travel 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 Hazelton.

Enjoy a 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.

Returning 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 Quesnel.

Continuing 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.

The Fraser 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).

U-Drive tour per person based on double occupancy.

Please request our fully detailed itinerary for this tour for more information. Escorted tours are
limited to 8 clients traveling via a non-smoking 15-passenger van.


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