Port Mcneill, Vancouver Island
Port McNeill and its harbor sits on the edge of the Broughton Archipelago, on the northeast side of Vancouver Island. It is surrounded by misty rain forests, spectacular mountains, rushing rivers and serene lakes. The community has a resource based economy, but it is balanced with a great tourism industry that will continue to grow and prosper.
This small, thriving community offers many things to do, there is great hiking trails to enjoy or head out on the sea for some kayaking, some of the best fishing can be had here, both fresh and saltwater, you can go diving, bird watching or take a whale watching tour to see Killer whales, grey whales, fin whales, porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, harbor seals or mink. All kinds of tours head out from the harbor daily during the warmer season.
The Port McNeil Harbor is the gateway to the Broughton Islands Archipelago, here you can pick up last minute supplies before heading out. The Broughton Islands are just awesome, offering some of the best kayak/canoeing opportunities on the north Island.
The wildlife viewing is incredible and the variety of bird life is mind boggling, you can see black bears, cougars, black tail deer, wolves, eagles, ravens, northern shrikes, owls, hawks and a vast variety of other animals and birds. Just head out on any of the numerous trails in the area and keep your eyes open.