August 07, 2008 | Tips from Travellers >
Prince Rupert, Ferry
Just back from a family wedding up in Prince Rupert and had to share with folks how great the trip up via BC Ferries was (Port Hardy/Prince Rupert onbaord Northern Adventure). We saw a lot of whales; probably 20 orcas and a five or so grey. The scenery is impressive and I have lived on the Coast most of my life- including the northern end of Vancouver Island so I honestly thought I'd be a bit bored by it all. We travelled as large group- ten or so family members and we were all impressed. They do a casual bbq on one of the decks- it was very impressive, very west coast and relaxed! There was a 2 year old, 8, and 15 year old with us and they were all equally entertained. I would strongly recommend booking a cabin- we did and it was great especially for the kids and a mid day nap- its an EARLY start!
Prince Rupert has some nice parts- great museum, loved "Cow Bay Cafe"- amazing fresh food, Cowpuccion's Cafe is great too- we were there every morning for coffees and bagels. The sunken gardens were pretty. The surrounding area is very scenic- lots of great hiking/camping. We spent a sunny day at Diana Lake- water was chilly for me but the kids loved it.
There is so much to see and do in this province, I love exploring it it always makes me so happy that this is home!