You catch the Yellowhead Highway in Prince Rupert at the ferry dock. Head east towards the junction with the Cassiar Highway.
This route follows the Skeena river all the way to the Cassiar. You ride in the broad Skeena River Valley. There are numerous Bald Eagles along the route, we joked they were like pigeons back home at some points. Black Bears were seen looking for dinner in July. There are mountains on both sides the entire route with some nice views near the Seven Sisters Park. In Terrance there are two roads you can take a sidetrip on. The Niaga Highway heads north to New Aiyansh, home to a Native museum. Rt.37 heads south to Kitimat.
The pavement is generally very good the entire section. Since it follows a river there are not many elevation changes. Almost all the curves are sweepers with a few tighter ones leaving Prince Rupert for the first 60 miles.
In Terrance there are two roads you can take a sidetrip on. The Niaga Highway heads north to New Aiyansh, home to a Native museum and artifacts. Rt.37 heads south to Kitimat and Lakesle Lake Park. There is camping and fishing there. There are numerous spots to pull off to observe the great outdoors.
This is a fun ride along the river. The road is in good shape with passing lanes common. You can ride it pretty quickly but take it more leisurely and enjoy it. Take in the numerous Eagles and Bears finding dinner along the Skeena.