On this website we want to show you some hidden gems of the northern part of Vancouver Island. Usually when you hear about Vancouver Island you only hear about Victoria, the main city in the very south, the ferry terminal in Nanaimo and Tofino beside the Pacific Rim National park on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Hardly ever do you hear about Vancouver Island North. If you do hear about it it will be about whale watching tours from Telegraph Cove or Port McNeill which bring people closer to Orca Whales (Killer Whales), Humpback Whales, Sealions, Bald Eagles and if very lucky maybe even close to some pacific white sided dolphins.
BUT - there is much much more to see and to do on Vancouver Island North. Beautiful scenery, great hiking trails, golden or rocky beaches, coastal communities and the undiscovered west coast at Cape Scott Provincial Park, just to name a few. Don't miss the little island communities such as Sointula and the native first nations village of Alert Bay, both are accessible with BC Ferries.
The infrastructure is getting better, the Ferry is leaving again from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert (the getaway to Alaska) and other communities. Beautiful campsites (including RV camping) are available in some locations (i.e. Cedar Park Resort in Port McNeill) and nice hotel accommodation are also available in Port McNeill and Port Hardy. There are also beautiful B&B's available like The Artists Point Bed, Breakfast & Photo Tours near Port McNeill and Telegraph Cove.
We hope our pictures from Northern Vancouver Island will inspire you to plan your trip to the north for a little longer then you originally planned. Maybe you enjoy photographing yourself. With Rolf Hicker there is a international award winning photographer on Northern Vancouver Island and his individual Wildlife & Scenery Photography Tours are visiting all highlights like grizzly bears, killer whales and much more. You won't find any better photo tours on Vancouver Island.
Now take your time and stroll through our photo galleries. Please help us to show other people this beautiful area by bookmarking this website or by linking to us.