Walk the promenade of Alert Bay and witness wildlife, landscapes and historical sites unlike that which you've ever seen before. This wonderful town is located on Cormorant Island and plays a pivitol role in the development of the northern areas of Vancouver Island, with deep-rooted history revealed in sites and sounds that are quintissentially west coast.
A stroll down Fir Street reveals such features as the U’mista Cultural Society, full of wonderful artifacts and stories that tell of the history and culture of the region going back thousands of years.
Heading back into town we find the local marina, full of fishing and recreational boats, beckoning the visitor to climb on board and discover all the remote area has to offer.
Further along, we find the Government Wharf and historic buildings that today are home to many. You will also find terrific restaurants and lodging here, making this an easy destination to pick when planning your next vacation.
A large community of Bald Eagles calls Alert Bay and the surrounding area home. This makes Cormorant Island a must-visit destination for those who are avid bird and wildlife watchers.
Near the eastern end of Fir Street, we find the Namgis Burial Grounds. These original grounds have been used for centuries to hold the remains of some of the original residents of Cormorant Island and Alert Bay. It is said that the fallen totem poles are returning to the earth, completing the circle of life.
No matter what your interests are, you will find something special on Cormorant Island to discover. It's the ultimate romantic getaway, and walking the length of Fir Street will find you discovering aspects of the west coast of Canada that make it so unique.