We sailed south through the night, crossing the border between Alaska and Canada, and woke up next to Prince Rupert, British Columbia. After brunch, we headed ashore to visit the town and surrounding area. Guests explored the temperate rainforest on foot, getting to know some of the local vegetation and a few of the animal inhabitants. We used hand lenses to look at small lichens and mosses, and enjoyed the view out into the surrounding harbor. At the end of the hike we found a salt marsh, which hosts some unique biodiversity and provides crucial habitat for many intertidal and marine species. Some of the guests also traveled to a nearby cannery museum to learn about the region’s industrial history. We learned about fishing practices from the early 1900s and got a first-hand look at the equipment used to package local salmon for shipping around the world. Other guests explored the many shops, cafes, and museums in town. After a full day, we returned to the ship for dinner, drinks, and the wonderful company on board.