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Sightseeing tours in Northern BC cover a lot of ground - this vast region is the largest in British Columbia.
Traverse remarkable landscapes with VIA Rail's Skeena train, a two-day rail journey from Prince Rupert to Jasper, Alberta, or see the coast on BC Ferries' Inside Passage route, a full-day cruise through granite-walled fjords between Prince Rupert and Port Hardy (on Vancouver Island).
Guided sightseeing tours offer a comprehensive experience; arrange a floatplane trip and fly over remote villages or discover Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Island's beauty and culture with a land-based sightseeing tour.
Self-guided tours allow for leisurely exploration; follow driving routes or wander back in time on community heritage walking tours. Sightseeing tours are available in Prince Rupert, Prince George, Smithers, Dawson Creek and more.
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Ageless Adventure tours, formally known as Mandate Tours, is an established BC-owned & operated tour company with over 24 yrs experience. We specialize in escorted tours throughout Canada & the US. In British Columbia, our tours explore various regions including Haida Gwaii, Thompson-Okanagan, Sunshine Coast, Cariboo, Northern BC & the Vancouver Island. Our clients can expect diverse sightseeing, comfortable accommodation, quality meals & tours that provide an historic perspective. Each tour is led by a professional & personable tour guide who will create a fun, casual atmosphere. Call us for our free brochure. We can customize group travel.
All-inclusive discovery tours of Haida Gwaii. Tours are land based & focus on the unique natural, cultural & settlement histories of the Islands. Local guides & local guest speakers allow visitors to experience & participate in the unique lifestyle of the Islands. Accommodations are provided centrally at the Haida House along the banks of the Tlell River in Naikoon Provincial Park to give visitors access to all of the Islands' main attractions. Tours include a day long zodiac boat tour to ancient Haida First Nations Villages alongside the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve & Haida Protected Area. Small groups (maximum 12). Custom tours available.
2891 St Anne Ave
Prince George, British Columbia
Discover the working forests of BC with Touchwood Tours, fabulous fun & educational tour packages. Your passionate guide (Mark Clark, a Registered Professional Forester) will give you a forestry orientation & geographic overview of this unique area. You will travel comfortably through the forests of Central BC, viewing wildlife in its natural state, learning about endangered species & the many values & dimensions of outdoor recreation, fish & wildlife habitat management & our natural surroundings. You can even choose to visit an active harvesting site to see the heavy equipment at work, or visit a sawmill where logs are processed into lumber products.
VIA Rail's flagship train, the Canadian, travels through 4,500 km of some of Canada's most spectacular landscape. Operating year-round, this Landcruise between Vancouver & Toronto takes 3 days & 4 nights, departing 3 times/week in each direction in peak season & 2 times/week off peak. In the Sleeper Touring class passengers enjoy a unique dining car experience, with meals freshly prepared on-board, cabins with sleeping accommodations, glass dome viewing cars & lounge areas.
On the Jasper-Prince Rupert train, you travel between Prince Rupert & Jasper discovering Northern BC's scenery, native culture & other attractions along the way. Touring class is available from mid-June to late Sep.
1185 W Georgia St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Visit Whistler or Victoria & Butchart Gardens - amazing all year round! Travel to the Rocky Mountains to see Banff, Jasper & the Glacier on the Columbia Ice Fields. Private small group sightseeing tours of British Columbia, whale watching on the far west coast, cruise the inside, on the same route as the Alaska Cruise ships. Bear watching, wine tasting, spa & golf tours. Single & multi-day itineraries for groups as small as two. Treat yourself to a private tour. Superior service from the Alaska cruise ships. Pickup/drop-off at ship/hotel/airport. Talented professional guides & competitive pricing.
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A trip to British Columbia is not complete without a cruise on BC Ferries. Sail through spectacular scenery aboard our modern fleet of vessels with 25 routes throughout coastal British Columbia, including 3 connecting Vancouver to Vancouver Island. Circle Routes are a natural using BC Ferries with service to the Sunshine Coast & the Gulf Islands. Iconic cruises include the 15 hr Inside Passage between Port Hardy & Prince Rupert, as well as the Discovery Coast Passage between Port Hardy & Bella Coola & the mystical Haida Gwaii between Port Hardy & Skidegate. Visit bcferries.com for travel deals & itinerary suggestions.
850 River Rd
Prince George, British Columbia
The Railway and Forestry Museum is a place to explore.
Climb aboard locomotives, plows, speeders, fire engines and railcars. Ever been inside a beehive burner? Tour Penny Station and relive 1915 through the eyes of the old Station Master. The museum also has an incredible selection of chainsaws dating back to 1938 as well as the really big forestry equipment used in the early logging days of Prince George.
See the whole park on the Cottonwood Mini Rail ride and leave some time to learn about what's in our latest exhibit and visit the unique 'trains' gift shop.
2 Second Beach Rd
Skidegate, British Columbia
The Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay in Skidegate on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), opened in July, 2007. The Centre, located at the site of the old Haida seaside village of Kaay Llnagaay, or "Sea Lion Town", showcases the living culture of the Haida, dating back over 12,000 years. Six monumental cedar totem poles carved by Haida artists stand in front of the Haida longhouses, which are connected by interior walkways & atrium space. The Centre incorporates the Haida Gwaii Museum, a gift shop, canoe house, carving shed, performing house, the Bill Reid Teaching Centre & a cafe.
293 City Centre
Kitimat, British Columbia
Explore town history, multiculturalism, turn-of-the-century settlement, the 1950s Alcan Project aluminum smelter construction and Haisla arts and technology. Additional displays feature the geology, flora and fauna of the Kitimat Valley and some sea life of Douglas Channel. The temporary gallery offers changing exhibitions of arts, culture and history. We also offer summer programs for children. Visit the Museum gift shop for aluminum giftware, First Nations designs, jewelry, books and clothing. While in Kitimat, enjoy the Museum's four self-guided walkway circle routes and interpretive signs.
Burns Lake, British Columbia
Remote back-country cabins with trophy Rainbow trout in Tweedsmuir Park and Coast Mountains. Float plane access only! Two cabins available: Tesla Lake and Coles Lake. Our cabins are equipped with hot showers, flush toilets, full kitchens, boats and outboard motors. River and lake fishing with many hiking trails. Fly in from Burns Lake. Accommodations can be arranged at both locations. Very private - only cabin on the lake and we only book one group at a time. Fly-out fishing, high alpine hiking, wildlife viewing, daily sightseeing tours and daily fly-out fishing also available through Lakes District Air.