Things to Do
Port Hardy is a major-league outdoor adventure destination.
The cold waters of the Queen Charlotte Strait are renowned for saltwater fishing and scuba diving. The primary land-based activity here is hiking, and the trail selection ranges from easy riverfront strolls to epic, multi-day treks to Cape Scott and along the North Coast Trail (the island's northernmost extreme).
Shopping and dining options abound for those enjoying a pleasurable few days in town before or after their trip aboard the Inside Passage ferry.
The sheltered waters found elsewhere on Vancouver Island's east coast begin to take on a wild quality near the Port Hardy region as the open Pacific exerts its stormy influence. The tidal race is ideal for a spectacular array of underwater marine life, and scuba pros rate the cluster of islands that comprise God's Pocket Marine Provincial Park among the top dive sites in the world.