Port Hardy Travel Guide

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Port Hardy Things to Do

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    by wilsonjw Written Dec 30, 2008

    Coal Harbour is just "down the road" about 14 km, and is well worth the trip. Coal Harbour is a historic fishing and mining town, that's now oriented toward charter fishing and tourism. It's also the gateway to Quatsino, BC.

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    by trek06 Written Dec 5, 2005

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    I stayed two nights at the Western Forest Products Recreational campground which is has vehicle accessible camping just outside the park. The park does not have vehicle accesible camping. When I stayed here I was returning from Port Alice and had done enough driving for one day. I was warned by a local that cougars frequent the campground, which doesn't surprise me given the terrain. After exploring around the river and taking pictures I climbed a bank and brushed a wasp nest. They covered one arm and left me around twenty stings.
    Good thing I'm not allergic! I never thought I could run so fast. I'm sure it would of made a funny video. Luckily my dog was the only spectator.
    As you can see by the photos this place is stunning. You can learn a lot from the website.
    Next time I'm in the area I will explore more!

    tree on road Road into Western Forest Products Campground 2 minutes before twenty wasp stings! Camp spot Stick recovery
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    • Camping
    • Eco-Tourism

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    by trek06 Written Dec 5, 2005

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    You should visit all three communites as you explore in between. Port Alice is the smallest of the three but is so scenic. If you need to take care of busines or get supplies Port Hardy is your best bet. Port McNeil is another scenic friendly community.

    Port Alice Map of North Vancouver Island Port Hardy Port McNeil Port McNeil Marina,  Vintage Steam Workhorse
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    • Beaches
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Camping

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Port Hardy Hotels

  • Quarterdeck Inn

    6555 Hardy Bay Rd., Port Hardy, V0N 2P0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Airport Inn

    4030 Byng Rd., Port Hardy, V0N 2P0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Port Hardy Inn

    9040 Granville St, Port Hardy, Canada

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Ecoscape Cabins

    6305 Jensen Cove Road, Box 2505, Port Hardy, V0N 2P0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Orange Tabby B&B

    8755 Hastings Street, Port Hardy, V0N 2P0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Pioneer Inn

    4965 Byng Rd., Port Hardy, V0N 2P0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • C&N Backpackers Port Hardy

    8740 Main St, Port Hardy, V0N 2P0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

  • North Shore Inn

    7370 Market Street, Port Hardy, BC V0N 1P0, Canada

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

  • Seagate Hotel

    8600 Granville Street, Box 28, Port Hardy, V0N 2P0, Canada

Port Hardy What to Pack

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    by wilsonjw Written Dec 30, 2008

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Port Hardy is at the northern end of Vancouver Island, and there is always plenty of rain. Be prepared!

    Photo Equipment: Bring a nice camera -- you'll use it. Between the wildlife and the town, there are a lot of good photographs to be taken and enjoyed.

    Miscellaneous: Port Hardy wraps up a lot of services during the "off season". We arrived during the Christmas holiday to find nearly everything in town closed. Christmas was on a Thursday this year, and since Boxing Day is a national holiday, everything was closed on Friday, as well. Several of the hotels in town were closed completely, and others closed their restaurants during that period.

    The local convenience stores were open, however, as was the local Subway franchise.

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