Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
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Approximately 2¾ Hours
Meals not included
At the pier, meet your expert guide trained in outdoor leadership and knowledgeable about the area's history, indigenous culture, and local plant life.
A shuttle bus takes you through the heart of Prince Rupert's residential neighborhoods and past Roosevelt Hill to the Wantage Road Trailhead connector.
At the trailhead, gear up with trekking poles and a water bottle. Descend a staircase into the forest and follow a half-mile boardwalk trail. In season, you can taste the salmonberries, huckleberries, or wild blueberries that grow alongside the trail.
At the base of the mountain, pause to rearrange the hiking order and add/remove some layers of clothing. From here, the climb starts gradually up an old dirt utility road. For the next two-plus miles, the gradient gradually increases uphill, with loose rocks that are often wet.
Along the way, a few openings in the treeline allow you to glimpse Prince Rupert's protected inner harbor, ferry terminals, and working container port. Pause at each viewpoint to catch your breath and take photos. At an elevation of approximately 1,000 feet, step off the dirt utility road into the alpine forest. The last quarter mile is a rough trail that requires clambering under and over logs and rocks. A mountain staircase leads down to about 850 feet above sea level and a stunning panoramic view of the North Pacific Ocean. Here, you are directly above the city's container terminal. You can see the working port below and the indigenous community of Metlakatla. Take a seat on the wooden platform to devour an energy-rich, locally-made snack and appreciate the natural scenery.
Please note: Minimum age is 15 years. Participants must be in good physical condition and able to walk unassisted. Tour involves an approximately two-hour trek over sometimes steep, wet and uneven terrain, including rocks and exposed roots. Suitable only for fit, agile guests. There are natural obstacles and high cliff-top trails without barricades. Participate at your own risk. Waiver must be signed, and medical conditions disclosed. It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion; outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Wear comfortable, waterproof hiking boots and wool or synthetic hiking socks. Tour operates rain or shine but may be canceled by the operator in the event of extremely bad weather or unsuitable conditions.