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Ghost Towns of Northwest BC

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    University of Northern BC

  • Locations

    Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    $3600 USD per person
  • Duration

    5 days

  • Avg Distance

    400 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    August 18, 2014 at 8:00 am

  • Starting Location

    Terrace, British Columbia

  • Price Includes

    All accommodations, meals and transportation (shuttle, jet boats, ocean boats, 4x4 trucks) during the 5 day program

  • Notes

    Maximum 10 people per trip We are the only company with access to these remote and relatively inaccessible ghost towns


  • Jet Boat up the mighty Skeena River through Kitselas Canyon to the abandoned railway town of Doreen
  • Jet boat down the lower Skeena River to the historic cannery ghost town of Port Essington. We also enjoy a soothing soak in remote but rustic hot spring.
  • Drive through Canada’s last volcanic eruption which happened 263 years ago en route to our ocean launching point to access Canada's most remote Ghost Town called "Anyox"
  • Cruise through magical ocean inlets enroute to another remote ghost town of Alice Arm.
  • Visit one of Canada's most unique ghost town's as it remains intact from its demise in 1980. View swimming pools, banks, shopping centers and pubs as they appeared in 1980


Trip Info

This experiential adventure is a must for any ghost town aficionado. Enjoy exclusive access to some of British Columbia’s most restricted ghost towns. The remoteness and history of these fabled towns will amaze even those without an interest in the eerie past of these boom and bust communities. Visit the modern day Ghost town of Kitsualt, see the remote and historic mining town of Anyox and enjoy an adventure to one of BC’s most inaccessible ghost towns; Alice Arm. No ghost town experience in northwest BC would be complete without exploring the abandoned cannery town of Port Essington and the Skeena railway community of Doreen.

Your adventure awaits!

University of Northern BC

Do you have a desire to learn and sense of adventure? If so, come and experience some of Northern British Columbia’s most unique and exclusive Experiential Tourism programs. We have custom designed four educational programs to showcase some of this region’s most interesting and feature rich locations. Our participants will not be merely spectators but actively engaged in all facets of the program. Our expert guides and resource persons will lead you on an experience you will never forget.

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