Explore North Island

A selection of recommended experiences to complete your North Island Adventure


Places to Go

Our friendly towns and villages are charmingly relaxed, pleasingly civilized and within easy reach of the area’s many special wild places. Once unpacked, you’re free to experience the North Island at your own pace. Spend your days out at sea, exploring magical coastlines, or immersed in our inland wilderness.


Things to Do

Explore the North Island on your own with go-anywhere impulsiveness. Fish for wild salmon or watch orcas spy hop across ocean waves. Ski world-class powder at crowd-free Mount Cain, photograph black bears, scuba dive, try rafting or hike the impossibly scenic Cape Scott Provincial Park at the island’s northern tip.


People to Meet

The Kwakwaka’wakw peoples have called this region home for thousands of years. Alert Bay is internationally known for its First Nations cultural centre, public dance performances and the world’s tallest totem pole. Visitors to Fort Rupert watch awestruck as native carvers transform raw wood into exquisite art.