Port Hardy, BC – Where the Road Ends and the Adventure Begins!
Port Hardy BC Canada is the northernmost community at the end of Highway 19 on Vancouver Island. It’s a small town with a population of about 4000 residents and is New Port Residences EC named after Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Hardy who was famously known for holding the dieing Nelson in his arms at the Battle of Trafalgar when Nelson said his last words, “Kiss me, Hardy”. Port Hardy BC was originally a resource industry based town, but with waning needs for these commodities Port Hardy has now taken on a new role as an adventure tourism destination.
Because this town is so uniquely situated, it makes for a hub of activities, adventure and attractions. You will find few other places in the world that can provide you with practically year round salmon and halibut fishing. The new North Coast Trail in near by Cape Scott Provincial Park is now attracting avid hikers from all over the world and now rivals its little brother the infamous West Coast Trail. Some person you may have heard of, Jacque Cousteau, put Port Hardy BC on the scuba diving destination map stating that this place has the best cold water diving in the entire world, specifically Browning Wall near God’s Pocket Provincial Park. There is also some great kayaking (with Orcas too) and caving opportunities awaiting your exploration, as well as a rich Native cultural presence.