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 - an area that is part of the larger Great Bear Rainforest.
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."