Monday, September 11, 2017

Prince Rupert fares well with Lonely Planet guide

With the 2017 tourist season quickly coming to an end, a look back at how the area is received by visitors could provide a few pointers on how to improve the experience in the years ahead.

One resource that visitors find helpful for travel planning comes through the Lonely Planet group, famous for their television programming the travel enthusiasts also offer up a range of tour guides that highlight the attractions, services and both notes on the positive and negative aspects of taking to the pathways of explorers past.

When it comes to the Lonely Planet Tour book, Prince Rupert has seemingly made a pretty good impression for reviewers, with the entry for the North Coast one that offers up a few reasons for travellers to make the trek to our corner of the travel world, while acknowledging the one discussion point that has made us famous, our weather.

Dig a little deeper into the Lonely Planet review and they take us into some of their favourite eating spots and offer up a bit more reading material for those that might be planning a journey towards our Northwest port city.

Prince Rupert is one of three locations to receive a wider overview when it comes to the tourist destinations for Northern BC and we fared somewhat better than Prince George, which for the most part was highlighted as a highway interchange for those on travels north, south, west and east.

Smithers as well was given a snapshot review and the overview for the Bulkley Valley community is somewhat more gentle than the region's largest city four hours to the east, with Smithers noted for its downtown core, as well as its place as the hub for the vibrant regional cultural scene found midway between Prince Rupert and Prince George.

You can review the three overviews of the communities below:

Prince Rupert


Prince George

For the Northwest the Lonely Planet offers up a snapshot of the Highway 16 corridor with segments listed for the stretch from Prince Rupert to Smithers, as well as the stretch from Smithers to Prince George.

Haida Gwaii while not receiving the same in depth focus as Prince Rupert, did have some of its key attractions noted as part of the wider overview of Northern British Columbia.

For more items related to tourism and travel across Northwest BC and Haida Gwaii see our archive pages here.

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