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Explore North Island Communities

Port Alice

Known as the Gateway to the Wild West Coast, Port…

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Woss, also commonly known as Woss Lake after the nearby…

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Finnish immigrants established this charmingly rustic harbour town on Malcolm…

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Port McNeill

Kayakers, scuba divers and boaters destined for the Broughton Archipelago…

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Port Hardy

The North Island’s largest community (4,000 residents) welcomes visitors year-round…

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Telegraph Cove

Named for a coastal telegraph station built a century ago,…

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Coal Harbour & Quatsino

A short drive from Port Hardy, Coal Harbour gives maritimers…

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Alert Bay

This harbourside community on Cormorant Island, a 45-minute ferry ride…

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First stop on the scenic highway north of Campbell River,…

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Getting To North Island

No matter how to plan to access Northern Vancouver Island, the journey is nothing short of beautiful.

Drivers on Vancouver Island can head north via Highways 19 from Campbell River to Port Hardy.

BC Ferries northern route connects Prince Rupert and Bella Coola to the Port Hardy, making for a stunning journey through the northern passage.

Learn more about getting to Vancouver Island.