Magazine article Sunset

The Price of Paradise

Magazine article Sunset

The Price of Paradise

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* Currency. All prices are in Canadian dollars.

* Length of stay. Visiting the Queen Charlottes takes at least five days; a week or more is better. Spend l:he first night in Sandspit if you fly from Vancouver, B.C.; in Skidegate if you arrive by ferry from Prince Rupert. Then venture north or south the next morning. Plan at least a night or two in Masset, using it as a base to explore Old Masset and the north part of Graham Island.

*Transportation. If you fly, you'll land at the airport at Sandspit on Morseby Island. Cost is about $800 round trip from Vancouver, B.C., on Canadian Airlines; (800) 426-7000 or (800) 665- 177. If you take a ferry, you'll land at Skidegate on Graham Island. Crossing takes about seven hours and costs S1107.25 for you and your car, plus $20.25 per passenger, each way. For reservations, call BC Ferries at (250) 386-3431, or check the Web at www.bcferries.bc.ca.

Car rental is available in both Sandspit and Skidegate, but you really need a car only on Graham Island. …

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