Things to Do
BC Ferries (Tom Ryan photo)
Port McNeill rejoices in unspoiled wilderness. It enjoys an ancient First Nations culture, spectacular coastal setting, lush rainforest and the Broughton Archipelago, its islands and wildlife.
Pack the days with hiking, walking, bird-watching, caving, whale-watching, sea kayaking, fishing, diving and Aboriginal culture. Pack the camera.
When to visit? Spring, summer and fall are the favored seasons for Port McNeill.
Hiking and Walking
Port McNeill proves a natural hub for north island hiking. A popular and accessible trail for newbie hikers is the relatively short, 4.2km/2.6mi Marble River Trail in Marble River Provincial Park. Seasoned hikers may prefer the challenge of the 48km/30mi-roundtrip Cape Scott Trail in Cape Scott Provincial Park. Those looking for a challenge can try the North Coast Trail extension from the Cape Scott Trail, a challenging route second only to the West Coast Trail in BC hiking fame.