Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, Gulf Islands is a small First Nation community located off the northern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The 3 mile long - 1/2 mile wide island is rich in First Nation art, attractions, language, history and culture. Alert Bay is known to many as the " Home of the Killer Whale" because of a rubbing beach located on the island and because of its close proximity to the Robson Bight Ecological Reserve.
Activities and attractions most enjoyed in and around Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, Gulf Islands includes wildlife tours, boating, fishing, ocean kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, sightseeing, art touring and birdwatching.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations located Alert Bay on Cormorant Island includes the Promenade Waterfront Boardwalk, Ecological Park and the Johnstone Strait Marine Route.
Travel services and amenities important to travelers in and around Alert Bay includes accommodations (hotel, bed and breakfasts, vacation homes, cottages), campground, tours, guides, restaurant, general store, pub, liquor store, bank, gas station, gift stores, internet and transportation services including a BC Ferry terminal connecting Alert Bay to Port McNeill, BC on Vancouver Island ( BC Ferry Schedule).
The most visited natural sightseeing attractions, historical sites and cultural venues in and around Alert Bay includes the U'Mista Cultural Centre, Traditional Big House, the 173 foot World's Tallest Totem Pole, Namgis Burial Site and some beaches with historic midden shells ( piles of mollusk shells ) dating back centuries.