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Get ready for an exhilarating outdoor adventure that you’ll never forget. When you think about the outdoors, the first thing that should come to mind is Port Hardy. Over the last several decades, Port Hardy has become synonymous with outdoor activities and adventure. Flanked by coniferous forest on one side and the Queen Charlotte Strait on the other, visitors are just steps away from a vast expanse of untamed wilderness.

The diversity of activities is staggering. Take your pick from whale watching, camping, or even caving! You can also take guided cruises to spot seals and sea lions basking in the sun. Some of the lodging available in Port Hardy puts you right in the heart of the action. Sit on the porch of your cabin and watch the sun set with the gorgeous Pacific Coast Mountains in the distance. Or wake up to eagles soaring over head or fighting for a salmon on a rocky beach nearby.

Port Hardy Eagle Soaring

If you’re into hiking and camping, why not explore the various parks and trails in the region. Port Hardy is a great starting location for some of the best hiking trails in the world, including Cape Scott Provincial Park, which includes the new North Coast Trail. You can also take guided tours to see a variety of wildlife indigenous to the area. Go on a bear watching adventure and witness firsthand the thrill of a salmon hunt.

Maybe your idea of fun is getting a double header right after dropping the lines on a salmon fishing charter. Saltwater fishing is extremely popular with guests in the region, but there are also opportunities for freshwater fishing in the Quatse and Cluxewe Rivers.

Come prepared to fully experience the outdoors and see for yourself why Port Hardy is North Vancouver Island’s premier recreation destination.