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Prince George to Prince Rupert

To make the 725km journey west from Prince George to Prince Rupert, you can use either Hwy-16 (the Yellowhead Hwy) or the parallel VIA Rail line; neither is terribly scenic by BC standards until you reach the glorious river and mountain landscapes of the Skeena Valley 150km before Prince Rupert. Most people make this trip as a link in a much longer journey, either to take ferries north to Alaska or south to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, or to start the Stewart-Cassiar Hwy en route to meet the Alaska Hwy at Watson Lake over the Yukon border. The best place to pause during the journey is near Hazelton, approximately 450km from Prince George, where you can visit a little cluster of aboriginal villages.