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British Columbia's Scenic Yellowhead Highway, Terrace to Prince Rupert

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The silvery-blue Skeena River, known as the “River of Mists,” glides close to Yellowhead Highway (Trans-Canada Highway 16) past steep cliffs and rocky outcroppings. Your drive cuts through the coastal rain forest, framed by mountains draped with dense forests and crowned with white peaks that melt to form towering waterfalls.
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Begin your Yellowhead Highway journey in Terrace, a premier location for salmon and trout fly-fishing in the Skeena River that parallels the roadway. Exchamsiks River Provincial Park offers a short, self-guiding nature trail through the rain forest that enfolds the route. Your trip ends in Prince Rupert, a transportation hub where many wildlife-viewing tours begin.