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Taking the ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert

Taking the ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert

Mar 15th, 2012, 11:45 PM
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Taking the ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert

is the scenery a once in a lifetime treat? Or should we stick to a shorter,quicker Prince Rupert-Ketchikan,AS option instead? 3-4 older guys in our 50's....2 have never been to BC.Will spend 2-3 nights in Vancouver then fly to either Port Hardy or Prince Rupert.
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Mar 17th, 2012, 09:31 PM
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"is the scenery a once in a lifetime treat?"

No.

Done the trip a number of times from different craft including a BC Ferry-it's not in any way exceptional just a lot of bare rocks/small broken trees and water.
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Mar 19th, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Does anyone else have an opinion? I have heard some say it is a gorgeous, if long, ride. And what about the quality and price of the food on board? Thanks, all!
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Mar 19th, 2012, 11:20 PM
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We did the BC Ferries trip in early March one year, with drizzle and low clouds.... lots of grey... grey skies, grey water. We didn't see any wildlife. But we still thought it was beautiful.
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Mar 20th, 2012, 06:23 AM
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Food on BC Ferries is notorious for being overpriced and poor quality-the northern routes even more so.

It's all prepacked/frozen microwaved pap-fresh anything is a rarity.
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