Things to Do in Port Hardy - Vancouver Island Attractions

Glen Lyon Inn & Suites provides easy access to all your adventures!


Ask our friendly staff for information on kayaking, sightseeing, whale watching, wildlife viewing, scuba diving, charter fishing, grizzly tours, dinner cruise. Go on a half day or one day trip to beautiful San Joesph Bay or hike in famous Cape Scott National Park. We can arrange it all for you!

With population of 5000, Port Hardy offers a wealth of opportunity to outdoor enthusiasts at any time of the year, a major BC Ferries Terminal, and the gateway to beautiful Northern Vancouver Island recreation:

Port Hardy is a fishing paradise! Fishing charters and boat rentals are available year-round. The best fishing season for salmon from April to September and for halibut and cod from April to October.

A year-round destination for divers. Port Hardy is rated as one of the best dive locations in the world for water clarity and tidal action. Local services include gear rentals and fully equipped dive boats.

The North Island is renowned worldwide for its killer whale population. The large number of whales in the area from May to September almost guarantee whale sightings during a tour. Other marine life such as dolphins, porpoises, and minke whales are also seen regularly.

Kayak, canoe, or hike in spectacular locations. Transportation to remote locations is available.

Launch a boat from Fisherman's Wharf or a private marina next door to us and tour the local waterways.

Hike to Raft Cove and San Josef Bay; these hikes are suitable for all levels of hiking ability.

Take a free forest tour and see some of the island's most beautiful forest; tours take about 5 hours.

Stroll along the sea wall or the Oceanside nature path and watch for marine wildlife.

Investigate the museum, shop for arts and crafts and watch Nature carvers at work.

The community of coal Harbour, 20 minutes from Port Hardy, is the location of a RCAF Memorial and a peaceful place to canoe, fish, and explore.

In mid-July, join the fun at Filomi Days, an event celebrating the area's biggest industries---Fishing, Logging, and mining. Play a relaxing round of golf on the par-72 course.

Explore the stunning beauty of the mid-coast area on the Discovery Coast Passage, the BC Ferries route from Port Hardy to Bella Coola. Stopovers include Klemtu, Ocean Falls, and Shearwater.

Take a 15-hour BC Ferry trip through the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert and enjoy the scenic grandeur of one of the world's most awe-inspiring voyages.

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