Ferry service to Prince Rupert is provided by both the Alaska Marine Highway and BC Ferries.
Ferry service is integral to the economy of this city & the recently reinstated Alaska ferry service connecting BC to Alaska was greeted with both excitement and a heavy demand for summer reservations.
Located on the northern coast of British Columbia, Prince Rupert is a hub port where ferries from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, from the Queen Charlotte Islands, and from Alaska, meet.
Travelling up the Inside Passage into Alaska from Prince Rupert shaves both considerable time & serious dollars off the ferry trip beginning in Bellingham.
Enjoying a spectacular setting, Prince Rupert is a thriving city with much to offer visitors and ferry travellers.
Waterfalls, white sand beaches, hot springs, Humpback whales, Canada’s only Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, eagles & seals are only a few of the reasons for extending a stay in Prince Rupert.
Amongst the more popular activities available in this City of Rainbows are the Palmerville grizzly bear expeditions; whale watching tours; kayaking, sailing trips and golf.
Less strenuous activities enjoyed by Prince Rupert visitors include marine life harbour tours, heli-sightseeing, visiting the variety of museums and exploring the unique shopping in the Cow Bay & Historic district
BC Ferries operates year-round auto/passenger ferry service with ferries between Prince Rupert, Port Hardy and Skidegate.
Alaska Marine ferries travel up & down the Inside Passage and to the Alaska Peninsula.
Currently, with only 2 sailing a month from Prince Rupert to Alaska, reservations absolutely must be made well in advance for not only the Alaska ferry & BC ferry but for lodging as well.
The late arrival / departure times for the ferries mean accommodations in Port Hardy & Prince Rupert are in heavy demand and the better properties are often sold out months in advance