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Port Hardy is located approximately 500 km northwest of the City of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.  If you’ve ever wondered what happens when you reach the end of Island Highway 19 on the north tip of Vancouver Island, it’s time for you to make your way to Port Hardy.

With more than 4500 residents, this modern full service community is the largest in the North Island region. Port Hardy is home to a bustling B.C. Ferries Terminal with service to Prince Rupert or the mid-coast using the Inside Passage and the Discovery Coast Ferry. Once in Prince Rupert travelers also have the option to board another ferry to the Queen Charlotte Islands. Port Hardy is the beginning of many an adventure – a place where you can live your adventure.

But what is it that’s drawing more and more visitors to explore this place? Many seeking solitude, exceptional outdoor reaction experiences, or a look into Vancouver Islands’ past, have already discovered this diamond in the rough. Cape Scott Provincial Park, home to the North Coast Trail as well as numerous spectacular beaches and trails covers a large portion of the North Island. In addition to the surplus of available outdoor adventure, visitors can enjoy a unique shopping experience and a quaint arts and culture scene while learning about the significant aboriginal contributions to this community.

Experience wildlife viewing in remote settings, kayaking or canoeing on a lake or the ocean, or meander along the oceanside and wander the winding trails. There are opportunities to sample an abundance of local fare and creative dishes supplied by the many restaurants Port Hardy has to offer. When looking for accommodation, Port Hardy offers everything from luxurious B&Bs, hotels, suites, hostels, cabins & cottages and stunning campgrounds.

With so much to see in such a small town, it’s worth incorporating into your itinerary. For more information visit the Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce at www.ph-chamber.bc.ca  or Tourism Port Hardy at www.porthardy.travel

Media Guest Program

Tourism Port Hardy is able to offer a number of services to qualified journalists to assist with research, such as arranging discounted or complimentary accommodations, admission to attractions, assistance with suggestions and/or important connections, and itinerary preparation.

We generally require several weeks advance notice to arrange to host journalists, however, this may be flexible.  Tourism Port Hardy does not provide complimentary transportation to and from Canada, although sometimes we are able to provide transportation in the Port Hardy area. We do not provide per diem allowances, nor do we usually provide meals to visiting journalists, however in certain circumstances this is flexible. We are able to direct journalists to government or regional tourism agencies that may be able to provide additional types of assistance.

The following information is required to assist in hosting a journalist:

For further information, and to begin planning your visit to Port Hardy, please visit the Tourism Port Hardy website at  http://www.porthardy.travel/

Travel Media contact:

Vancouver Island North
Joli White
Tourism Coordinator
Phone: 250-902-8281
Email: joli@vancouverislandnorth.ca