World's Most Beautiful Ferry Rides
Courtesy of British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.
British Columbia: Between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert
Ferries ply the Inside Passage from Port Hardy on the northern end of Vancouver Island passing rugged mountains, islands covered in coastal Douglas fir and Sitka spruce, quarter-mile-wide Grenville Channel, and small First Nations’ communities such as Bella Bella. Along the 15-hour, 250-mile journey to Prince Rupert, passengers may see orcas, porpoises, black bears, bald eagles, and the scenic Boat Bluff lighthouse on Sarah Island.
(BC Ferries; bcferries.com; from $105 per person one-way.)