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Mount Waddington Regional District > Port Hardy – Port McNeill – Port Alice – Alert Bay – Sointula

Port Hardy – Port McNeill – Port Alice – Alert Bay – Sointula

“Port McNeill is located on Northeast coast of Vancouver Island, off the west coast of British Columbia. A coastal setting and abundant rainforest supports many species of fish and wildlife. The mild climate allows for year ’round outdoor recreational activity and is enjoyed by visitors from all the world.” Town of Port McNeill

“Port Hardy is found at the northern tip of Vancouver Island and is a gateway for visitors wanting to explore the rugged and wild west coast wilderness. Outdoor activities including hiking, sport fishing, wildlife viewing, and boating are the main attractions for visitors to this small community of around 4000 people. From here visitors can also access the beautiful Cape Scott and the challenging North Coast trail.” Port Hardy

“The Village of Port Alice is perched above the picturesque Neroutsos Inslet and provides southerly access to Quatsino Sound. From here outdoor enthusiasts can explore pristine Pacific Ocean waters and enjoy amenities the town has to offer.” Port Alice 

“The Village of Alert Bay is a small community of 450-500 people on Cormorant Island along with approximately 500 members of the ‘Namgis First Nation. Cormorant Island is a 40-minute ferry ride from Port McNeill and is a global centre for First Nations culture, rich in wildlife, and accessible by walking trails across the island (but it is hilly!)” Village of Alert Bay

“Sointula is a small seaside town on Malcolm Island and was originally established by Finnish settlers in the late 19th century when they set out to build the “perfect community”. This village is a 25-minute ferry ride from Port McNeill and offers many outdoor adventure opportunities, including the possibility of seeing orca whales rubbing up on the beaches at Bere Point Regional Park.” Vancouver Island North – Sointula