Alert Bay "Home of the Killer Whale" is the oldest community on Northern Vancouver Island. The Island is rich with an abundance of First Nation Culture and History. Explore the U'mista Cultural Centre, Alert Bay Library-Museum, Ecological Park, nature trails, beaches, Galleries and Gift Shops, whale watching, kayaking and fishing. Stay awhile in one of our accommodations. We have approximately 150 magazines and brochures available for local, surrounding areas and BC. We have the Gilbert Popovich Memorial Town Square located next to the visitor centre where you can sit, relax and enjoy our quiet island life. Take a stroll along our beachside boardwalk. We welcome you to come and discover our world.