Port McNeill, Canada

Port McNeill is located on the Northeast coast of Vancouver Island. The top half of 280-mile-long Vancouver Island is served by a maze of logging roads and Highway 19 (north Island Hwy), which links Campbell River with Port McNeill and Port Hardy, the southern terminus of BC Ferries' Inside Passage and Discovery Coast routes.

There are a wide variety of excursions and activities on offer in Port McNeill. These include canoeing, kayaking, diving, fishing, spelunking, cultural and wildlife viewing. Dense forest, tranquil lakes, spectacular views of Broughton Strait, and plenty of wildlife make this a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts

Things to See & Do

* Wildlife viewing
* Sport fishing
* Port McNeill and District Museum
* See the two Largest Burls in the World
* Waterfront Park

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency – Canadian Dollar (CD)
Language – English
Land Area – 32,134 km² (Vancouver Island)
Population – 2,929 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – Port McNeill Boat Harbour is open year round with both commercial and pleasure berthing available for all sizes of boats. It is centrally located in downtown Port McNeill.

Travel Links – Port Hardy is the closest commercial Airport providing flights to Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo and many coastal communities.

Terminus for the Tri-Island route, a BC Ferry connector service to Alert Bay situated on Cormorant Island, and Sointula on Malcolm Island - both worthy destinations for day-tripping foot passengers.

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Cruises from Port McNeill, Canada

Cruise Date Duration
Island Odyssey, Orcas Totems & Grizzlys ex Port McNeill Return 01/08/19 6 nts
Island Odyssey, Orcas Totems & Grizzlys ex Port McNeill Return 08/08/19 6 nts
Island Odyssey, Orcas Totems & Grizzlys ex Port McNeill Return 15/08/19 6 nts
Island Solitude, Fall Whales & Totems of Jonstone Strait ex Port McNeill Return 16/10/19 4 nts
Island Solitude, Fall Whales & Totems of Jonstone Strait ex Port McNeill Return 21/10/19 4 nts
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