"A quick visit to Port Hardy" Port Hardy by GrumpyDiver

Port Hardy Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 32 photos

The town where the highway ends

Port Hardy is a small town on the north-eastern side of Vancouver Island (population around 4,000). Its where Highway 19, that runs up the east coast of the island ends.

Pacific Coastal Airlines

The choices to get here from southern BC really are limited to driving or flying from Vancouver. None of the major airlines fly here - Pacific Coastal Airlines do in a 30-seat Saab 300.

Flying time is just over an hour and there are 2 flights a day

Ferry Terminal

The main reason we (and many other people too) went to Port Hardy was to catch the BC Ferries ship "Northern Expedition" to travel through the Inside Passage up to Prince Rupert back on the mainland.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The place to catch the ferry up the inside passage
  • Cons:Not much else is happening here
  • In a nutshell:North end of Vancouver Island - the ferry stops here
  • Last visit to Port Hardy: Jun 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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