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Skeena Adventure: Songs & Stories of the Skeena Series

A 150km musical journey down the Skeena River with Northern BC musicians Mark Perry and Rachelle van Zanten

Your own private concert with renowned Northern BC musicians along various scenic stops exploring  down 150 kms of the mystical, magical and musical Skeena River by boat!

Skeena Adventure: Songs & Stories of the Skeena

8:00am: Depart Yellow Cedar Lodge
Meet in the parking lot of the Yellow Cedar Lodge, 20km this side of Terrace
Explore, Adventure, Be Amazed
The wilderness scenery is spectacular sprinkled with the remnants of early settlements.
5:00pm: Arrive at the Cassiar Cannery
Freshen up before enjoying a fine dining meal,  a short show and an overnight
8:30am: Board VIA Rail to Terrace
VIA Rail will pick you up from the Cassiar Cannery for a scenic train trip back to the Yellow Cedar Lodge
Stellar  SCENERY

Stops of Interest

Wildlife - definitely birds and fingers crossed for seals, sea lions, porpoises, wolves  and grizzly or black bears!

Skeena Tributaries
A quick jaunt up one of the spectacular Skeena Tributaries is a great start to getting your camera finger warmed  up!  Full of waterfalls and towering mountains, these rivers seem to get better and better around every turn.
Skeena RIver
Please note that tides, time and weather play a strong role in what is accessible on the Lower Skeena.   Your experienced guides are very familiar with the shifting moods of the Skeena and will tailor the day to suit.
- Justine, your host
Cost Per Person:

$ 750.00
Private Guest House:

+ $100.00  (one only)


Make the escape 

Experience Cassiar Cannery

Port Essington: once the thriving hub in the area until the rail line was built on the other side of the Skeena

Waterfalls and Stunning Scenery:  guaranteed to be  gorgeous!  Ideal trip for photographers.

Canneries and Historic Sites: remnants of boilers, pilings, bottles, cemetaries, boneyards and buildings.

Cassiar Cannery

Exploratory jet boat day trip with expert knowledgeable guides from Terrace to the Cassiar Cannery

Cassiar Cannery
Rainbow heritage houses will greet you when you turn the corner off the Skeena River into Inverness Passage.  Your warm and cozy Guest House is waiting for you to freshen up before enjoying Chef's fresh, fine dining food.
Package Includes:
I'd choose Cassiar Cannery again, even over a tropical or European destination. The cabins were charming with furniture made from reclaimed wood.  The hosts were friendly, accommodating and fun.  Scenery amazing!
- Shirlboud, Kitimat on Trip Advisor

Packed lunch on the boat, four course dinner and delightful breakfast at the Cassiar Cannery

VIA Rail passenger ticket from the Cassiar Cannery to Yellow Cedar Lodge

Overnight accommodation in a shared Guest House.  One private Guest House available.

Special Notes:
  • minimum of 5 people required to run the tour; maximum 12 - 20 depending on guest sleeping configuration
  • full refunds will be given should we have to cancel the trip due to weather or lack of participants
  • tides, weather and time will dictate the areas which are accessible to visit  The guides reserve the right to change routing based on safety and conditions 
  • rates exclusive of taxes
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July 13 - 14, 2019: Mark Perry - SOLD OUT

Musician Mark Perry - July 13 - 14, 2019

'A Mark Perry concert is like a Canadian roadtrip...

You’ll travel up the powerful Skeena river, face large wilderness fires, conquer elusive mountain peaks and tap into that feeling of loving or leaving the place where you live. Born and raised in Smithers BC, Mark draws inspiration from his love for rural Canada — the strengths, the struggles, and the impacts of the landscapes and the dramatic change of seasons. He tours and performs at festivals, theatres and community halls and makes every audience feel like they’re in his living room."

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Fine Food in Fabulous Places!

Chef keeps us well fed at the Cassiar Cannery serving scrumptious meals but also sends us into the wilderness with delectable picnics!

Chocolate pot du creme along the shoreline of a beautiful river, surrounded by nature and listening to the authentic sounds, songs and stories of Northern BC.  It's an amazing trip

August 10 - 11, 2019: Rachelle van Zanten

Yellow Cedar Lodge, Terrace, BC

If you need a place to stay in Terrace the night before, we recommend the Yellow Cedar Lodge outside of Terrace, BC.  We will have a informal dinner at the Yellow Cedar Lodge on the Friday night prior to the trip for musicians, guests and hosts.

This is also where we will leave our vehicles on Saturday and get dropped by VIA Rail on Sunday morning. This is separate to the trip cost.

Musician Rachelle van Zanten - August 10 - 11, 2019

'Listed by Bachman as one of Canada's "best slide guitarists...

Rachelle van Zanten has spent most of her life on the international "Rock n Roll Highway" and is an accomplished songwriter and recording/touring artist. She cut her professional teeth as a member of the 1990s award-winning Canadian female rock band Painting Daisies and began making headlines as a solo artist in 2005, recording four albums in her first 8 years-- Known best as a Canadian roots rocker, van Zanten is renowned for her powerful live performances & soulful Canadiana grooves that capture the essence of her rural northern BC origins"  

Learn More about Rachelle van Zanten
Contact the Yellow Cedar Lodge