North Coast Odyssey: The Inside Passage from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert


202 pages
Contains Photos, Illustrations, Maps, Bibliography, Index
ISBN 1-55039-032-5
DDC 917.11'1





Reviewed by Peter Henderson

Peter Henderson teaches history at Douglas College in New Westminster,


Before reading this book, I had contemplated taking the regularly
scheduled B.C. Ferries run from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to Prince
Rupert on the mainland. Now I have even more of an incentive. The trip
is described in detail in North Coast Odyssey, and supplemented with
maps of each part of the journey and anecdotes of the explorers and
residents connected with each settlement.

It is a pity that the book is divided into two segments, one describing
the settlements (including ghost towns, which are not visited by the
ferry) and the other describing the ferry ride itself. The result is
some duplication of material, which is somewhat tedious. Nevertheless,
the book is well worth the time of anyone interested in the B.C. coast.
Certainly, no one should take the journey itself without a copy in hand.


Campbell, Kenneth., “North Coast Odyssey: The Inside Passage from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed December 6, 2023,