Port Hardy Weather
Carrot Park - welcome to Port Hardy
Totem Locations throughout the City
Local Native Carvers
U'mista Cultural Center
Annual festival celebrating First Nations Culture: Indian Summer Games (Sept)
Artlish Caves - local guides available
Mt. Cain - close to Port Hardy offers two T-Bars and a rope tow for skiing
Nimpkish Valley & Lake
Market Street Souvenirs & Galleries
Chain Saw Carvings
Tour of Murals
Port Hardy Museum & Archives
Storey's Beach - perfect for swimming & sandcastle building
Tex Lyon Trail - hiking with extreme challenges
Quaste River Estuary & Hatchery
Cape Scott Provincial Park (Ronning Gardens is on route)
Raft Cove Provincial Park - body surfing spot
Filomi Days weekend- held the 3rd weekend in July celebrates history & industry
Things To Bring:
Notice: summer months are peak season for the small port town, it is recommended that accommodations and reservations with BC Ferries be made months in advance.
Archaeological evidence indicates that First Nations tribes existed here over 8,000 years ago. Many First Nation band members still reside here and visitors can view carving produced in Southern Kwakiutl art forms.
The first white settlers to the area arrived in 1904. They were Alec and Sarah Lyon, who operated a store and post office on the east side of Hardy Bay.
In 1912, a land deal promoted by the Hardy Bay Land Co. drew new settlers to Port Hardy. The town was named after Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, former captain of H.M.S. Victory.
Summer average 19 degrees Celsius
Winter average 2 degrees Celsius
Map of Port Hardy
Please select from the Port Hardy travel directory below to find out more details.