Port McNeill, BC, Canada is a small village on the shores of the Queen Charlotte Strait situated on the northern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Because of the close proximity to popular boating and kayaking ocean routes the community is often referred to as "The Gateway to the Broughton Archipelago".
Activities most enjoyed in the community and surrounding areas include boating, sailing, fishing, scuba diving, backpacking, hiking, ocean kayaking, camping, picnicking, whale watching, wildlife touring, hiking, bird watching, flightseeing, downhill skiing and snowboarding.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations in the region includes the Cape Scott Provincial Park, Raft Cove Provincial Park, Nimpkish Lake Provincial Park, Telegraph Cove, Mount Cain, Sointula on Malcolm Island and Alert Bay on Cormorant Island.
Some of the attractions, museums and cultural venues in Port McNeill, British Columbia and the surrounding regions includes the "Worlds Largest Burl" (350 years old) and the Port McNeill Museum.
Services important in and around the community of Port McNeill include accommodations (motel, inn, vacation homes, cottages, bed and breakfast, suites), tours, guides, campground, pub, gift stores, restaurants, coffee house, gas station, grocery store, liquor store, cell service, internet, bank and transportation services including a BC Ferry Terminal, marina, taxi and the Port McNeill Airport.
The ferries transport vehicles and people from Port McNeill on Vancouver Island to Sointula on Malcolm Island and Alert Bay on Cormorant Island. The community has a 6000 foot dock for moorage and 3500 feet of it is reserved for visitor berthage.