Sightseeing (Picture BC photo)
Get a bird's eye view of Prince Rupert, surrounding First Nations villages, untamed wilderness and never-ending ocean waves on a flightseeing tour.
Experiencing Prince Rupert and its impressive surroundings from the air helps visitors appreciate how truly isolated and wild the west coast of Northern BC is.
Eagles gliding through the air are a common sight and, though not guaranteed, passengers may even glimpse views of wild goats standing stoically on mountain tops.
Seaplane and Heli-tours
Two companies within Prince Rupert offer seaplane tours. A third offers helicopter trips, but tours are limited. Both floatplane companies offer a variety of flightseeing tours. All vary in length, cost and destinations. Most require a minimum of two or three people.
5 Sightseeing Tours in Prince Rupert
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VIA Rail's flagship train, the Canadian, travels through 4,500 km of some of Canada's most spectacular landscape. Operating year-round, this land cruise 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.
Experience our new Prestige bedroom featuring a double bed, private shower, and concierge service.
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 on select departures in peak season.
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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 16 hr Inside Passage between Port Hardy & Prince Rupert, as well as the Discovery Coast Connector between Port Hardy & mid-coast ports & the mystical Haida Gwaii between Prince Rupert & Skidegate. Visit bcferries.com for travel deals & itinerary suggestions.
Various Areas On The BC Coast
Victoria, British Columbia
Rated "Trip of a Lifetime" by Frommer's (2000-2014) & a "Tour of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler (2011). Take a boutique expedition cruise by classic, small ship to experience BC's wildlife, landscape & culture. Cruise islands & fjords, explore ancient rainforests. A-list naturalists & guides lead you to special bear, whale & seabird viewing & First Nations sites that are not accessible to the general public. Frequent shore trips, gourmet cuisine, friendly crew & comfy accommodations aboard beautiful ships. Private ensuite staterooms available.
Destinations: Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Great Bear Rainforest, Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands. Operated by a leader in sustainable tourism since 1986, these trips are for people who enjoy the path less travelled. We welcome you to contact us or visit our website.
1889 Skeena Dr
Port Edward, British Columbia
Located on the outskirts of Port Edward, 20 km from Prince Rupert, the North Pacific Cannery's history is unique on the west coast of North America. Established in 1889, it had almost 90 years of continuous salmon canning production and fish processing until ending in the late 1970s.
Experience the history of BC's oldest surviving salmon cannery. Take a walk along the boardwalks and experience early coastal lifestyle. Tours are offered daily and are included in admission. Gift shop, cafe and accommodations are also available.
C2-215 Cow Bay Rd
Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Experience one of the greatest wildlife shows on earth. Come aboard & let Prince Rupert Adventure Tours show you some of the most stunning & magnificent displays of wildlife that Northern British Columbia has to offer. Enjoy grizzly bear viewing in the famous Khutzeymateen 'Valley of the Grizzly'. See these legendary giants in their natural environment. Watch humpback whales flashing their unique tails as they dive to feed. Watch orca whales as they follow the migrating salmon. Along the way, you'll encounter stellar sea lions, harbours seals, eagles, blue herons & more. It is truly an unforgettable adventure experience of a lifetime.