Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
Information Not Currently Available
Approximately 5 Hours
Experience a taste of the beauty offered by British Columbia's temperate rain forest and bountiful rivers on this jet boat adventure with an optional trek.
From the pier in Prince Rupert, board an air-conditioned coach for a guided, hour-long scenic drive through the coastal mountains and up the mighty Skeena River valley to Exchamsiks River Provincial Park.
Upon arrival at the mouth of the Exchamsiks River, your naturalist guide will walk with you through an old-growth forest, where centuries-old cedar and spruce trees reach heights of over 200 feet.
Enjoy a meal of fresh wild salmon cooked over a campfire and served beneath 4,000-foot vertical cliffs. Accompanying the fish are pasta salad, potato salad, and dessert. Tea/coffee, hot chocolate, bottled water, and juice are also on offer.
Next, embark the waiting jet boat for a breathtaking voyage on the Exchamsiks River. Your camera will come in handy as you look for wildlife along the riverbanks.
Equally scenic is the return drive to Prince Rupert's Cruise Terminal.
Minimum age is 6 years. The paved nature trail is approximately 600-900 feet - a relatively flat surface. Participants must be able to (dis)embark the jet boat from the shore with minimal assistance. There are three steps up into the boat with an aluminum bridge to cross the back channel when water conditions are lower. It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing so you can fully enjoy and participate in this excursion. Outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat, and a scarf. Wear sturdy walking shoes.