Sightseeing (Picture BC photo)
With surroundings of ocean, islands and mountains, it goes without saying that Port McNeill offers some spectacular sightseeing, and walking is one of the best ways to take it all in.
Beyond the town itself, hop on a ferry for the 25-minute ride to quiet Malcolm Island and the community of Sointula. Or for an aerial view, enjoy a flightseeing tour via seaplane or helicopter.
Malcolm Island walks have a charm all their own. They're quiet, no denying it. Town walks are easy. They involve few hills, no mountains to climb and no rivers to ford. And they're about the natural beauty and history of an unusual destination.
Finnish settlers arrived on Malcolm Island in 1902 in search of Utopia. They named their new world Sointula, or "place of harmony." They built a foundry, brickyard, sawmill, blacksmith shop, fire hall, library, community centre, shops and homes. But this wasn't an easy place to live. Eventually, the commune disbanded and many of the settlers left to return home or relocate elsewhere in BC. The determined survivors are responsible for today's village of Sointula. Tenacity was their middle name.
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910 Fern Rd E
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
Discover the story behind Vancouver Island's ancient rainforests of giant trees, alpine flower meadows & turquoise mountain lakes; ocean tide pools; marine & other wildlife; salmon & bird watching areas. Year-round personal nature tours with a biologist trained by Interpretation Canada. Get to the right place in less time so you can spend more time exploring, learning, exercising & experiencing. Find secret places & special moments off the beaten path & discover the hidden creatures others don't know about. Have an authentic vacation that tells the story behind the scenery through thought-provoking & interactive programs. Snowshoeing & hiking tours.
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1150 Station St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Pacific Coach offers daily, scheduled services from Downtown Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Downtown Victoria, and, also between Downtown Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to the resort village of Whistler. We also offer sightseeing tours, packages, group and charter services including transfers, day-trips and overnight trips.