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Alaska/British Columbia NEED HELP!!

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1. Posted by beforewedi (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I am going to Prince George in British Columbia from Vancouver.

My question goes out to anyone who knows about train rides/the Alaskan highway buses... anything!

I only have a few days but I get so confused when looking online, everything looks beautiful. The ferrys, the Yukon railway... Is there any way to see Alaska for just a day and get right bak to Prince George? And where does the ferrys go from, are they just as beautiful scenery as the train will give?

I hope for answers!! Katrine.

2. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 1999 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

There are many cruise lines that go through the "Inside Passage" from Vancouver to Alaska and back. Most of these run during the spring through fall months only (no winter trips).

I'm not aware of the rules for getting off at Prince George on the return trip--but I presume it could be arranged. You will probably have to pay the entire round-trip price though.

3. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Sounds like you are very mixed up-Prince George is hundreds of miles inland not anywhere near the coast.

Perhaps you mean Prince Rupert.

4. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 1999 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

He/she is probably confusing Prince Rupert with Prince George's Island (on the east coast of Canada).

I should have made this correction--thanks, SamSalmon.

5. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Calcruzer

He/she is probably confusing Prince Rupert with Prince George's Island (on the east coast of Canada)

There is no such place.

6. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 1999 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Well, I meant Prince Edwards Island, so obviously I'm the one who's confused as well. Ha, Ha!

7. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Calcruzer

Well, I meant Prince Edwards Island....

Prince Edward Island is the name -or PEI for short.