Today we awoke aboard National Geographic Venture in Canada! We are starting our Great Bear adventure in the British Columbia town of Prince Rupert. Here we got acquainted with some of the recent human history of this coastal land. Guests had the following options: visiting the North Pacific Historic Cannery, touring the Museum of Northern BC, walking along the beautiful Sunken Gardens of Prince Rupert, or a guided walk through Rushbrooke trail. It was a great day to start our journey. As for tomorrow, National Geographic Venture will head deeper south into the wilderness of British Columbia.
National Geographic Venture
The first full day within the boundaries of the temperate rainforest set the scene for our upcoming trip as the weather consisted mostly of rain. After embarking in Ketchikan, Alaska, our first stop was Prince Rupert, Canada to fill out customs forms and visit the town. The rain did not dampen anyone’s spirits, as over half the boat hiked the Rushbrook trail. Alders and red cedars lined the trail on either side. Some of the cedar trees were culturally modified, as bark strippings were observed. Those not on the hike visited the North Pacific Cannery, or the Museum of Northern British Columbia, and don’t forget time spent wandering around town! Returning from the day’s activities, guests had a chance to stop at Cowpuccino’s, a local coffee shop where they could order a complimentary hot beverage. As the day came to an end and the rain subsided, a rainbow broke out to cap off a wonderful day spent exploring Prince Rupert.