The Overnight Stay
You’re here as part of a bigger circle trip and en route to Alaska, Haida Gwaii, Vancouver Island, or along the Yellowhead Highway to destinations unknown.
You have just an afternoon and an evening and you want to get out and explore. Easy. Getting a little taste for the town at the end of the highway is simple, once you’re pointed in the right direction.
If wildlife is on your list, Rupert is a great place to see incredible animals.
If you arrive early enough, getting a spot on a wildlife viewing tour is a breeze. For marine wildlife, join a tour that will explore nearby stomping grounds for humpback whales, getting you up close and personal with some of this planet’s largest and most mysterious creatures. For the big ticket land mammals, you’ll want to get up to the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary where you’ll have an intimate glimpse of the extraordinary Ursus arctos, better known as the grizzly, or brown bear. Several tour operators offer short daytrip excursions into the spectacular protected area; many combine whale watching en route. And for bird watchers, well, you’ll have a great time on both of these tours, or you can arrange something uniquely avian focussed. Even just walking around town will give you a good view of eagles, ravens, and shorebirds.