There are two locations from which you can access our tours
Alert Bay by Ferry
from Port McNeill.
Alder Bay Resort, on Vancouver Island, a 15 minute drive
south from Port McNeill.
Located on Cormorant Island and rich in First Nations people,
history and culture, Alert Bay is the oldest community in
the North Island. The tiny, crescent shaped island, with its
numerous walking and cycling trails, offer visitors easy access
to a unique coastal and cultural experience: a place to enjoy
and explore at leisure.
|Orcas pass Alert Bay
Alert Bay Accommodations www.alertbayaccommodations.com
The village is graced with captivating paintings and totem
poles, including one of the worlds tallest totem poles. The
Centre houses one of the finest collections of historical
artifacts depicting the Potlatch Ceremony and the unique gift
shop offers a wide variety of local Native art. There are
scheduled performances of Traditional First Nation dancing and singing
offered during July and August.
|Mt. Derby above Robson Bight
Alder Bay Resort
is a private camping facility near to Telegraph Cove and a
15 minute drive south from Port McNeill on Highway 19. By car from Port McNeill, drive 10 minutes south and turn left at the Beaver Cove/Highway 19 Junction. Road signs
lead to Beaver Cover, Alder Bay Resort and Telegraph Cove.
Drive 3-5 minutes and turn left at the sign indicating the
Alder Bay Road and drive 1 km down into the campground. If
you do not turn off the Beaver Cove road at this point, you
will arrive eventually at Telegraph Cove. At Alder Bay, camping
is available for tents and RV's and if not camping, there
is a $5.00 day parking fee (plus gst) that is payable at the
Approximate driving times to the Port McNeill ferry terminal
or the Alder Bay Campsite via HWY 19:
- Port Hardy: 1 hour
- Campbell River: 2 hours
- Courtenay: 2.5 hours
- Nanaimo: 4 hours
- Victoria: 5.5 hours
Coastal Airline to Campbell River & Port Hardy
Campbell River to Seattle
Airlines from Abotsford, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna to