Port McNeill is situated in the heart of the wilderness of Northern Vancouver Island and offers many attractions for the visitor, all within very close proximity.

Artists and Galleries

Wildlife and nature tours

  • Mackay Whale Watching
    These educational and entertaining tours depart from Port McNeill at 10:00am daily, beginning in late June until mid October.
  • Stubbs Island Whale Watching
    Founded in 1980, Stubbs Island Whale Watching was the first whale watching company established in British Columbia. Operates out of Telegraph Cove.
  • North Island Kayak
    North Island Kayak provides Sea Kayaking wildlife tours of Johnstone Strait and the Broughton Archipelago from Telegraph Cove.
  • Tide Rip Tours
    Departing from Telegraph Cove, Tide Rip Tours take passengers to the famous Knight Inlet for stunning encounters with Grizzly Bears and Black Bears.
  • Ecosummer Kayaking Vancouver Island Tours
    Sea Kayaking Tours since 1976. Most known for kayaking with Orcas off Northern Vancouver Island. Make sure to check all tours available. 
  • GreatBearTours
    Grizzly bear tours along the BC coast. Departing from Port Hardy.


  • Pacific Coastal Air
    Offering flight seeing tours on the so called "Mail Run", visiting small villages along the British Columbia coast
  • BC Ferries
    A passenger and vehicle service operating between Port McNeill, Sointula on Malcolm Island, and Alert Bay on Cormorant Island.
  • Water Taxi Service
    Providing transport between Port McNeill and the islands of Broughton Strait.

Other Port McNeill Activities and Services

  • Other Activities
    Kayaking, boating, sailing, diving, windsurfing, beachcombing, golfing, hiking, nature watching, eco-tours, caving, forestry tours, discover First Nations culture, museums, fish hatcheries, skiing, snowboarding, bear watching, photography and much much more.
  • Restaurants
    Port McNeill has a variety of restaurants to suit a broad range of appetites. 
    Sportsman Restaurant, Northern Lights Restaurant, Bo Banee's Cafe, Gus's Bar & Grill, McNeill's, and M & Y Restaurant.
  • Port McNeill also has a range of essential services such as:
    IGA Grocery Store, Visitor Information Centre, Drug Store, Bank, Post Office, Gift Stores, and much more.
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