Situated at the Northern most tip of Vancouver Island and at the very end of Island Highway 19 is the town of Port Hardy. With a population of approximately 4,500, Port Hardy is the largest town site in the Northern Vancouver Island Region.
Port Hardy or the nearby Bear Cove is a bustling terminal for BC Ferries with passengers arriving from or embarking on a cruise to Prince Rupert along the Inside Passage route. Port Hardy has a variety of hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast accommodation which cater to travellers, along with a Visitor Information Centre with knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Port Hardy is also a starting out point for trips to Cape Scott Provincial Park and the soon to be completed North Coast Trail which will rival the 'world famous' West Coast Trail situated further south. ...More information below photos...
There is no shortage of activities and sights available for visitors to Port Hardy. The waters surrounding the northern end of the island are home to a spectacular array of colorful and unique marine life and is considered one of the best places in the world for cold water scuba diving.
From Port Hardy there are wildlife watching tours such as humpback and killer whale watching, kayaking with Orcas off Vancouver Island, and bear watching. Trophy Fishing is also popular from Port Hardy and charter operators know exactly where to take visitors for that record weighing salmon or halibut.
In summary, Port Hardy is where "the Highway ends and your adventures begin", but don't just take our word for it, come and see for yourself!