We are your best resource for all the activities in and around Port Hardy, British Columbia!

Things to do in Port Hardy:

Fishing in Port Hardy

Sport Fishing

With so many species of fish available in our waters, it’s no surprise we are a choice destination for anglers worldwide. Salmon fishing in Port Hardy is one of the most popular local activities. Tides and Tales is a trusted sport fishing guide offering fishing trips from our location in Port Hardy.

Whale Watching

Port Hardy offers great opportunities to see resident and migrating whales and we know the best whale watching tour operators in the area.
Hiking near Port Hardy


Hiking trails are abundant on northern Vancouver Island.  We are a launching point for many west coast adventures such as San Joseph Bay, Grant Bay, Cape Palmerston and Raft Cove as well as the North Coast Trail. The Ronning Gardens, Huson Caves and Nakwakto rapids are also nearby. Storey’s Beach is also a popular spot due to the World War 2 airplane ruins nearby.


Our resort is located on a estuary that’s sheltered and perfect for kayaking. There are several companies nearby that rent kayaks.


The Port Hardy area has excellent diving sites, click here for more information.

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Visit surrounding areas:

When you stay with us in Port Hardy it’s easy to access other areas and towns on northern Vancouver Island such as Port Alice, Port McNeill, Alert Bay, Sointula Island and Telegraph Cove.

Alert Bay

Click here to visit the U’mista Cultural Society website and tour the Museum in Alert Bay.

Great Bear Lodge

Ask us about packages for travelling to Great Bear Lodge on mainland British Columbia. Click here to visit their website.

Coal Harbour

Popular with kayakers and fisherman, Coal Harbour is a 20 minute drive on a paved road from Port Hardy.

Winter Harbour

Visit this small fishing village that has sheltered ships from rough seas since the 1800’s.

Aboriginal tourism

Ask us about operators specializing in local Aboriginal tourism.

Car Rentals

National Car Rental
Budget Car Rental

BC Ferries Northern Passage

Travel to Prince Rupert on BC Ferries from Port Hardy. Check the BC Ferries website for current schedules.


Pacific Coastal Airlines

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We had a huge room overlooking the harbor. It was spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff was helpful in recommending places and Kari , who was at the front desk when we were, went above and beyond in helping us decide what do do in the area. Her ideas were great and added to our trip. ~Simms