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Alert Bay

Cradled in the protective arms of Cormorant Island, the historical village of Alert Bay offers visitors an incredible look at the 'Namgis First Nation heritage as well as a unique experience in this friendly costal community.Visit the Alert Bay Big House and discover the rich past of the Kwakwaka’wakw through their traditional dances. During the summer months the Tsasala Cultural Group awe crowds with the movements and sounds of the time-honoured celebrations. Call ahead to confirm the performance schedule. 

Explore the treasures of the U'mista Cultural Centre as you examine masks and regalia of the Potlatch Collection that was taken and then returned to the Kwakwaka'wakw. See the world's tallest Totem Pole, the old Anglican Church and chapel. Enjoy a stroll along the main street of the oldest community on Northern Vancouver Island. Hike or bike along the myriad of nature trails that wind their way through the Island. Walk along the Ecological Park, a quiet marshy area of snags and moss covered trees. An amazing array of plants, shrubs, and birds can be found in the mystical Ecological Rain Forest Park. 

Transportation to Alert Bay is via BC Ferries. This car ferry leaves from Port McNeill, 463 km (289 mi.) north of Victoria, between 8:40 am and 9:15 pm seven days a week. While chartered flights to Cormorant Island’s fully paved airstrip are available, commercial airline service is to Port Hardy, 44 km (27 mi.) north of Port McNeill. Population: 1500Elevation: 63 m (207 ft.)Average July Temperature: 14ºC (57ºF)Average January Temperature: 3ºC (38ºF)Annual Rainfall: 154 cm (61 in.)Annual Snowfall: 70 cm (28in.)

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Situated on one wooded acre and a ten minute walk from the Village, you’ll find our inn is more than...

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G. Cook's Tours are eco-oriented chartered tours focusing on the Native Culture of the Kwakwaka'wakw...

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This remote retreat experience starts in Alert Bay on Cormorant Island just off the northern tip of...

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A Restored Seaside Heritage Home in a West Coast Fishing Village. Views from every window of Oceans...

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Talking Totem tours packages all-inclusive cultural tours with Aboriginal tour suppliers in BC...

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Culture & Heritage at the edge of the Great Outdoors. These are good reasons to come to Alert...

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We offer 14 modern & tastefully renovated cabins each with fresh paint, hardwood floors...

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comfortable old fashioned rooms located in historic old customs house(1917)on ocean front right down...

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Located in beautiful down town Alert Bay, full service Restaurant with a million dollar view, your...

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Sail with the Whales, moving quietly with them. From mid June thru September, join a unique five...

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Rent this newly restored 2 bedroom, fully equipped, vacation unit overlooking beautiful Johnstone...

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Rent this newly restored 2 bedroom, fully equipped, vacation unit overlooking beautiful Johnstone...

Sail with the Whales, moving quietly with them. From mid June thru September, join a unique five...

Located in beautiful down town Alert Bay, full service Restaurant with a million dollar view, your...

comfortable old fashioned rooms located in historic old customs house(1917)on ocean front right down...

We offer 14 modern & tastefully renovated cabins each with fresh paint, hardwood floors...

Culture & Heritage at the edge of the Great Outdoors. These are good reasons to come to Alert...

Talking Totem tours packages all-inclusive cultural tours with Aboriginal tour suppliers in BC...

A Restored Seaside Heritage Home in a West Coast Fishing Village. Views from every window of Oceans...

This remote retreat experience starts in Alert Bay on Cormorant Island just off the northern tip of...

G. Cook's Tours are eco-oriented chartered tours focusing on the Native Culture of the Kwakwaka'wakw...

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