Northern Vancouver Island is a huge region, encompassing both east and west coasts of the islands as well as the northern tip. Stretching from Kelsey Bay on the east coast to Winter Harbour on the northwest coast, this region is made up of freshwater lakes, huge west coast inlets, massive forest and beautiful beaches. The networks of ocean waterways as well as the close proximity to some very large pristine fresh water lakes provide recreational opportunities to satisfy most anyone.
The communities of Port McNeill, Port Alice and Port Hardy provide opportunities to access the west coast, east coast and northern waters of Vancouver Island. Port McNeill is a quaint, coastal community. Located approximately 20 minutes further north on Highway 19 is Port Hardy. Port Alice is located on Neroutsos Inlet, one of Vancouver Island’s gateways to the wild and wonderful west coast. Port McNeill and the community of Port Hardy offer a variety of convenient and essential services including a small airport, hospital and health care services and a marina amongst other conveniences and community facilities.