Hardy is often used as a "jumping off point " for those
wanting to explore the wonders of the northern part of Vancouver
Island; breath taking scenery, beaches, great sportfishing, whale
watching and wildlife.
courtesy of Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre
Port Hardy area itself has much to offer the visitor; museums,
arts and crafts shops, local Native artisans, walks along the
seawalk or along the beautiful Quatse River. And don't miss Storey's
Beach. Birdwatchers and nature lovers will by intrigued with the
number and species of birds including eagles, herons and kingfishers
at the sanctuary preserve on the south side of town. On one of
the oceanside nature paths the visitor has a good chance of sighting
a seal, sea-lion or otter. Salmon fishing is particularly exciting
with the catches plentiful and prize winning.
very popular activity is to take the ferry through the 274 nautical
mile long Inside Passage to Prince Rupert and enjoy the scenic
grandeur of one of the world's most beautiful ocean voyages.
Coastal Springs Float Lodge: A full service salmon fishing lodge in the protected waters of Knight Inlet and Blackfish Sound. We focus on large Chinook Salmon (King or Tyee) and cater to smaller groups offering a premier guided BC salmon fishing and wilderness experience. more
Coastwide Sports Fishing: Enjoy pure / unique hard-core fishing with comfortable home-style accommodations, and a home-cooked dinner! Owner operated, we offer fully guided salmon & bottom fishing charters on Vancouver Island with the main part of our season in the Port Hardy area. more
Ecosummer Expeditions: Have a whale of a time at Orca Camp! Sea kayak with Orcas and Humpback whales along BC's Johnstone Strait. Join an intimate group of travelers, paddling out on three, four, or six-day kayaking adventures with expert guides. more
Pacific Coastal Airlines: Enjoy scheduled service from Vancouver's South Terminal to Anahim Lake, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, Campbell River, Comox, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Klemtu, Masset, Port Hardy (float & amphibious aircraft to coastal communities), Powell River, Trail, Victoria, & Will... more
Quarterdeck Inn and Marina Resort: Close to downtown & tourism services in Port Hardy, our full service 3 ½ Star hotel features a marina & pub-style restaurant. We have a water taxi and can also arrange wilderness experiences including whale watching Eco-Tours, salmon fishing, storm watching,... more
Sea Kayak Adventures: For 20 years we've offered sea kayak wilderness vacations for active outdoor-minded travelers -- a combination of fun, challenge and excitement. Join us to seek beautiful places to get away from it all, and once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters. more
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Port Hardy, BC, at the northern terminus of the Island Highway
is 36km north of Port McNeill, on Highway 19. Regional airlines
and BC Ferries also service the area of Vancouver Island. Port
Hardy is the southern terminus of BC Ferries' spectacular "Inside
Passage" route to Prince Rupert.
Attractions: Cape Scott Provincial Park, North Coast Trail,
Storey's Beach, Fort Rupert Big House, Historic Museum, Quatse
River Fish Hatchery, Quatse River Nature Trail, Sea Walk, bird
estuary, local and native crafts, Inside Passage Ferry trip.
July - Filomi Days
Visitors to Port Hardy will enjoy a variety of tourist services
and lodging. Choose from hotels, motels, hostels, or perhaps try
a bed and breakfast establishment. There are RV and campsites
Hardy Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre
7250 Market Street, Box 249, Port Hardy, BC, V0N 2P0
Telephone (250) 949-7622 o Fax (250) 949-6653 www.ph-chamber.bc.ca
Association of Vancouver Island
#203-335 Wesley Street, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2T5
Telephone (250) 754-3500 Fax (250) 754-3599