On our way back from Alaska last summer, we got off the ferry at Prince Rupert and drove east through BC to Jasper before heading back through AB and into the states at the Sweetgrass, Montana, portal. Awe-inspiring territory! I agree any trip into/through BC wouldn't be wasted. While in Jasper, daily visits to the Bear's Paw Bakery are strongly suggested...
Where are you relative to Prince Rupert?
Edit: just looked you up on Google Maps. You're near a place I want to visit someday, Vancouver. We have relatives in Seattle but we seldom get there to visit and it's always a hasty trip. Someday maybe we can camp our way back there and then explore the area.
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