Photo Credit: Scott Reimer
getting here by road
PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Most visitors drive Highway 16 to Terrace to take advantage of the incredible scenery along the way. Driving to Terrace from Vancouver, Calgary or Edmonton is a must for anyone whether it’s your first time in Canada or you have lived here your whole life. As you get closer to Terrace, you will be treated to views of pristine forests, dramatic mountain vistas and the mighty Skeena River. Plan to take several days to allow you to maximize the time in the communities and stops along the way. Don’t forget to keep your camera handy as this drive is home to more wildlife than anywhere in BC!
Most communities along the way have fueling stations for both gas and disel, and many places where you can grab a bite to eat. It is advisable to fuel up fully when you have a chance, because the hours of operation can vary along the route.
Should you require a vehicle, there are many trusted car rental business which offer visitors a variety of options for transportation including vehicles equipped for winter driving.
If you have the time, make sure you hop on a BC Ferry and enjoy a mini-cruise along the west coast of the province, from Port Hardy at the northern tip of Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert. The 220 km drive from Prince Rupert to Terrace is one of the most scenic drives in BC. Check Drive BC for road conditions before and during your journey.