Leg 13: Prince Rupert to Bella Bella

The magnificent 14-mile harbour of Prince Rupert is one of the deepest natural, ice-free harbours in the world and offers a great starting point for a trip to the western coast of Canada. In the few days we spend in Haida Gwaii, we will marvel at the superb old-growth rainforests and appreciate the beauty of Haida culture. In the sea between the islands and the mainland, we will find the Hecate Strait reefs, 9,000-year-old glass sponges, as we make our way to the Great Bear Rainforest, where we may meet grizzly bears, gray wolves and the rare and elusive white-furred Spirit bear.