Alert Bay is a forty-minute ferry ride from Port McNeill. Tourists often visit the U'Mista Cultural /Centre and Museum. Please inquire about the tradition of the Potlatch and view the potlatch collection which consists of ceremonial masks and regalia once outlawed in this country. A visit to the 'big house' brings exhilarating First Nations drumming and dancing. This community has many stunning totem poles on display thoughout the area.