Port Hardy - "Where the highway ends and the adventure begins"
on the north-eastern coast of Vancouver Island, Port Hardy has a
population around 4000 people. It is the gateway to Cape Scott
Provincial Park on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island and home to
the BC Ferries Northern Route terminal. The town's motto, found on a
sign entering town, that reads, "where the highway ends and the
Once a year, Port Hardy holds a celebration in Rotary Park to
acknowledge its natural resource based economy. The three syllables, fi,
lo and mi, stand for "Fishing, Logging and Mining". The celebration
includes festivities in the park such as activities for children,
fundraising concessions, entertainment, beer gardens, a dunk-tank,
balloons, bake sales, craft sales, and fireworks.
Deer, black bears, bald eagles, squirrels, and many other species of
birds and mammals are often spotted along the Quatse Loop Nature Trail
or at Storey's Beach which is a short drive from town. Humpback whales
can occasionally been seen surfacing in the bay in front of Rotary Park.
Port Hardy has many wildlife charters, fishing charters and places to
camp during tourist season.
Port Hardy is a terrific place to visit, vacation, and live. Just ask
Representatives from Coast Realty Group (Port Hardy), leaders in real
estate who, like all of us, put People. Above all.