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.
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The primary employers in Port Hardy are commercial fishing and logging companies; however, eco-tourism is fast becoming a mainstay of the local economy. World class SCUBA diving, whalewatching and grizzly bear tours are now offered to visitors. Cape Scott Provincial Park is a hidden gem situated at the northern end of Vancouver Island. Magnificent vistas and beautiful wilderness hikes await you. (Please expect a one-hour drive from the town.)
Port McNeill is surrounded by the mountains and islands of the Broughton Archipelago. This area is part of the natural Great Bear Rain Forest.
Port McNeill is a small thriving community offering Rotary trail hiking, fishing, kayaking, whale watching and mountain biking. This community was originally a logging base in the 1930's. A small community had formed by the 1960's. Port McNeill is a friendly population of less than 3000 residents. There continues to be much opportunity for growth in this beautiful seaside town.