Walk on a beach where yours are the only footsteps, hike through a forest where all you’ll be surrounded by is trees.
Get ready to catch the big one! Listen for the scream of the reel and wait for the surge of adrenaline as a fish strikes the line.
Seat yourself in a kayak for a unique surface level view of this pristine marine environment.
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.
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.
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.