From Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, you’ll take BC Ferries to Prince Rupert, a quintessential Inside Passage town boasting of excellent fishing and bear viewing. Alaska Marine Highway System ferries connect Prince Rupert to the continuing ferry journey north up the Inside Passage.
Prince Rupert is situated at the southernmost tip of the Inside Passage, and its landscape is typical of the region – tall coastal mountains, islands, ocean, rainforest, a charming small boat harbor and a downtown built on pilings over the water. It’s a great place to take a bear-viewing tour; several local tour companies offer these excursions. In Khutzeymateen Provincial Park, a limited number of permits are available to visitors to view grizzly bears in their natural habitat.
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