June 5 , 2011

 

Northern Vancouver Island

As soon as we left the ferry near Campbell River we turned north, bound for Port Hardy and the coast to the west.

We have a soft spot in our hearts for Port Hardy. Many years ago we had a terrible flight south from Alaska in a seaplane (Mike was flying) with really bad weather. It was great to get our feet on the ground in Port Hardy! It's the largest town on the north shore of the Island.

More about Port Hardy.

Port Hardy

Port Hardy

 

Carrot Monument

Famous Carrot Monument

 

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

We found lots of Bald Eagles along the waterfront.

 

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

 

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

 

Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles

 

Canoe

Paddling at Port Hardy

 

From Port Hardy it's easy to access the western Pacific coast of Vancouver Island. A 65 km (40 mile) gravel road leads to Cape Scott Provincial Park and Raft Cove Provincial Park. There's also a 19 km (12 mile) paved road to Coal Harbor and a longer 50 km (31 mile) road to Port Alice.

Cape Scott and the Pacific Coast

More about Cape Scott Provincial Park.

Jan Josef Bay Rocks

Beach Rocks at San Josef Bay in Cape Scott Provincial Park

 

Flowers on Rocks

Flowers on the Rocks

 

Wandering Throug the Rainforest

Wandering Through the Rainforest

 

Trail to Beach

The Challenging Trail to the Beach Raft Cove Provincial Park

 

Beach at Raft Cove

The Beach at Raft Cove

 

Raft Cove Beach Arch

Beach Arch

 

Kayaking

Kayaking Near Coal Harbor

 

Beach Campsite

Beach Campsite Near Port McNeill

 


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