Post # 1
Fiance and I have lived on Vancouver Island all our lives and eventhough we’ve gone through the interior a few times we haven’t done much site-seeing (really only point A to point B) other than going through the rockies last summer which btw was AMAZING!! So this late August we are planning to travel around BC for our honeymoon and check out some stuff 🙂
So to all the BC bees, where are some must-see places??
Post # 3
Do a circle tour! Drive up to Port Hardy and take the ferry to Prince Rupert. Go to the Queen Charlottes if you have the time. It is beautiful! and the people are so friendly. Fantastic fishing.
Drive inland from Prince Rupert to Prince George, throughj Smithers and Terrace.
Drive South from Prince Gerorge and detour off to Barkerville . It is lots of fun. If you like canoeing, you can stay at the lodge on Bowron lake and rent a canoe for the day.They also rent mountain bikes. It is a short 20 min drive into Barkerville if I recall correctly.
Drive south on Highway 97 ,you will see lots of cattle country.- cut through to the Okanagan at Cache Creek, over to Kelowna via the Connector.
Go south on 97 to Penticton- go up the East side of the lake to Naramata-great wineries, B7B’s etc.
Drive back to the coast via the Hope Princeton.
Or, go further south to Osoyoos for some lovely hot sunny boating weather. Cross the border and come back across Washington State. Catch the ferry back to Victoria for there.
Post # 4
That’s an awesome idea! We never thought about going up from Port Hardy! Last year we went to Alberta, up the rockies, across to Prince George and down but didn’t go into the southern part. This time we’re hoping to take our time and go through a bunch of little towns and see some good attractions!
Post # 5
If you like small towns you could go north on the way from Rupert to Prince George. Towns like Old hazelton, New Aiyansh and Kitwanga are very interesting.
Post # 6
Hi Firefighter Bride!
I grew up on the island (Campbell River) and now live up north (Prince George) So I have done the trip between the two quite a few times.
The Port Hardy to Prince Rupert idea is fantastic. I have done it a couple times and it is a beautiful trip (although the ferry ride is on the long side)
Just outside of Prince George you can visit the Huble Homestead
An hour or so East of Quesnel you can get to Barkerville, it’s a blast.
If you like horseback riding there is a place just off of HWY 97 between Quesnel and Williams lake called “Old Buckshot Place”
Its a small operation, but the people who run it are super nice and it is in a beautiful part of the country. They are also a B&B and have cabins you can stay in.
Going through the canyon you can stop at Hells Gate
Congratulations and good luck on your very soon wedding!