Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Port McNeill rejoices in unspoiled wilderness.
With its benevolent climate and natural terrain of rainforest, islands and mountains, it's a natural hub for hiking on northern Vancouver Island and has some of the most adventurous and varied hiking on the planet.
Hiking near Port McNeill encompasses terrain from the Nimpkish Valley to Cape Scott Provincial Park (home to the famous Cape Scott Trail), and includes literal peak experiences from mountain climbing to heli-hiking; hiking tours are available. For easier or moderate trails, take a short boat ride to scenic Malcolm Island, which offers routes with bird watching sites and views of the bay.
Ideal for novice hikers is the most popular, accessible, 4.2km/2.6mi Marble River Trail leading through rich, verdant rainforest in Marble Creek Provincial Park.
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