Aerial view of Port McNeill and Broughton Strait
(Picture BC photo)

Port McNeill

Harbour Park (Picture BC photo)

Harbour Park (Picture BC photo)

The town of Port McNeill (population 2,700) – the famed "Gateway to the Broughton Archipelago" – sits on the northeast side of Vancouver Island.

It lies surrounded by the staggering grandeur of mountains, rainforest and the islands of the archipelago.

This small, thriving community offers big, exciting things to do: hiking, whale watching, sea kayaking, fishing, diving, bird watching, walking, caving and photography. Plus the human dynamism of First Nations history and culture.

Friendly Community & Residents

Port McNeill today serves as a hub for Northern Vancouver Island and the islands of the archipelago. It's a vital, friendly place. Though the town radiates out from the harbour, seemingly with no centre, its sense of community runs large and deep. The motto, according to one astute McNeiller, "If I can't help you, I know three people who can."

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