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Vancouver to Vancouver

Alaskan Vistas | 14 Nights | Departs May 20, 2015

 

Prince Rupert, Canada

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-Vancouver, Canada

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-Icy Strait (Hoonah), Alaska

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Prince Rupert, Canada-port

The port of Prince Rupert is the largest community on British Columbia's north coast. Deep-green fjords and coastal rain forest surround this quaint fishing town, located on Kaien Island at the mouth of the Skeena River, where the Tsimshian people have been for thousands of years. Prince Rupert was, at the time of its incorporation in 1910, poised to rival Vancouver as a center for trans-pacific trade. Prince Rupert turned instead to fishing and forestry.

 

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

As shore excursions to be offered in this port are not yet confirmed, below is a list of those offered previously. We make every effort to have excursions finalized at least 240 days in advance of sailing, and often sooner, so please check back regularly.

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Ancient Songs & Stories of the Tsimshian
  • Butze Rainforest Nature Walk
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Coastal Eco-System Kayak
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Golf Prince Rupert
    Regent Choice
  • Mysteries and Traditions of the Northcoast
  • Prince Rupert City Highlights and Museum
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Wilderness River Jetboat Adventure
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Ancient Songs & Stories of the Tsimshian

    Duration: 1 1/2 hours
    Tour Code: ypr-006

    Immerse yourself in the fascinating culture of the Tsimshian native people by watching a performance of traditional dances, songs and storytelling.

    From the pier, it's a 20-minute walk from the ship to the Performance Longhouse near the Museum of Northern British Columbia. Here, you will enjoy a show of authentic stories and songs that have been passed down from generation to generation of the Tsimshian, a First Nations people. Oral history is one of the most important and valued ways that the Tsimshian elders impart knowledge and history to the younger generations.

    The show may include a mask dance, in which the performers wear a mask or headdress that depicts an animal such as a wolf or a supernatural spirit known as a naxnox. Perhaps you will hear a tale about why the killer whale clan is represented by a grizzly bear crest. Another common subject matter is fishing, and you may learn how the Tsimshian spent their summers netting salmon and eulachon, also known as candlefish because their oily flesh will burn like a candle when dried. Whichever performances you are treated to, they each colorfully showcase the many facets of the Tsimshian culture.

    Following the performance, you are free to either walk directly back to the ship, or visit the Museum of Northern British Columbia and browse its collection of art, artifacts, jewelry and books. It's an excellent way to understand even more about the area and its people. Those who return directly to the ship after the performance can make use of their complimentary admission to the Museum later in the day.

    Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 hour of easy to moderate walking/standing. There is an incline to negotiate to reach the Museum and the longhouse. The tour is available to wheelchair guests with non-motorized wheelchairs only. No guides or service animals are permitted in the Museum. A Museum staff member may be requested in advance for visually impaired guests. Warm, layered clothing; waterproof jacket and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Terms & Conditions:

Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.

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