Port Hardy

" Community is a sign that love is possible in a materialistic world. "

Jean Vanier 


Port Hardy is located on the very northern tip of Vancouver Island. The area has been home to the Kwakiutl First Nations for over 8,000 years. Port Hardy is the largest community on North Vancouver Island with over 5,000 permanent residents. 

Port Hardy was originally a Hudson Bay Company trading post called Fort Rupert. The economy of Port Hardy has always been resource based – fishing, logging, and mining. The highway from Campbell River to Port Hardy was finally paved in 1979. The bustling deep water harbour of Port Hardy became the home of the BC Ferry terminal serving Prince Rupert and the Queen Charlotte Islands. Today, like many West Coast communities, Port Hardy’s primary resource and economic driver is tourism. 

‘Where the road ends and the adventure begins’ aptly describes Port Hardy and all that it has to offer. There is fantastic fishing, kayaking, and diving, whale watching and wildlife viewing, as well as numerous hiking and biking trails. Stroll along the seawall, have a picnic at one of the many waterfront parks, stop by the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre and Hatchery, enjoy a round of golf, take in a stock car race, or enjoy one of the recreational facilities including an arena and a swimming pool. 

Port Hardy is a full service community rich in culture and history. There are many galleries and studios to explore. Port Hardy has its own hospital and an airport. 

If you are considering calling Port Hardy home, BC Island Homes.com has detailed listings of homes and properties for sale in Port Hardy.

Your West Coast.com has an Accommodations Directory with a complete list of the bed & breakfasts, cabins & cottages, condos & suites, farm stays, hotels, inns & motels, lodges, resorts & retreats, and vacation homes available to welcome you to Port Hardy. Alternatively, a complete list of campgrounds and rv parks can be found in the Your West Coast.com Recreation & Leisure Directory.

While staying in Port Hardy, what better way to learn about the community than to seize the opportunity for some fun, food, and education! Your West Coast.com has a complete range of directories for you to enjoy everything Port Hardy has to offer. Plan out your day, your weekend, or your week in Port Hardy using Your West Coast directories that include Arts Culture & HeritageFarms Farmers & FoodFestivals & EventsRecreation & Leisure, and Business & Services.

Community Events:

Check the Port Hardy community calendar on Your West Coast.com every day for upcoming annual events, arts, meetings, recreation, music, and education in your community.

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