You are here
Circle British Columbia
Featuring an Inside Passage cruise and two days riding the rails through British Columbia’s Northern interior.
After a flight to Vancouver, transfer to a smaller aircraft for your trip over the Georgia Strait. This flight gives you your first glimpse of the beautiful coastline of British Columbia. Located at the northern tip of Vancouver Island, Port Hardy is a remote village with a big history. The Quarterdeck – 2 nights (L,D)
Board BC Ferry’s MV Northern Expedition this morning for the 15 hour crossing through the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert located on the coast of mainland British Columbia. Enjoy enchanting views of the many islands and surrounding mountains from the comfort of your ferry. Watch for bald eagles, sea lions, dolphins, and whales from your reserved seating area. Arrive in Prince Rupert late evening. Crest Hotel – 2 nights
Prince Rupert is dubbed the “end of the rainbow”… sitting at the northern end of the BC Ferry system, the southern end of the Alaska Marine highway, and terminus of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (now the Canadian National). Perched on the shores of the harbour, Prince Rupert is an intriguing mixture of old buildings decorated with English coat of arms, modern civic buildings and Pacific Northwest native totem poles. Tour the North Pacific Cannery and learn the role it has played in the settlement of British Columbia’s interior. (L)
The Kwinitsa Railway Station is one of the last Grand Trunk Pacific Railway stations and has been wonderfully restored. Head east this morning aboard VIA’s Skeena, towards the geographical center of British Columbia. The first of two days aboard the train, you will be enjoying first class service, with your meals served at your seat. As a first class passenger, you will have exclusive access to the train’s Skyline Car with its breathtaking views from the dome. The journey to the interior is approximately 12 hours, arriving into Prince George late evening. The Coast Hotel (L)
Back aboard the Skeena, the route follows the Fraser River for most of the day as you continue east. The Fraser River is the longest river in British Columbia and certainly provides a dramatic and spectacular views from the train. Arrive in the town of Jasper in the late afternoon. TBA – 2 nights (L)
After days of traveling it feels good to just sit a spell and what better place to just enjoy your surroundings than in this alpine village of the Canadian Rockies: surrounded by incredible beauty – mountains, glaciers and the neighborhood elk and moose. (D)
With the awesome beauty of the mountains over your shoulder travel to the oil town of Edmonton. The capital of Alberta is the hub of retail and commerce in Western Canada, and where your afternoon flight home awaits.
|B||Generally a limited buffet or menu|
|FB||Full buffet or choice of menu|
|BR||Brunch, often buffet-style|
|L||Lunch, often several menu options|
|HT or AT||High or Afternoon Tea|
|D||Dinner, often several menu options|
Prices to be announced after November 1st
Place your name on the Priority Notification List now!