Canada Day 2020, presented by the Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the District of Port Hardy and the Port Hardy Rotary Club.
A virtual flag ceremony (on Facebook Live) was held at the Cenotaph, followed by a procession through the streets of Port Hardy. The Port Hardy Rotary Club went all out with their musical float (every song being played was by a Canadian artist) Port Hardy Mayor Dennis Dugas was on hand to greet everyone and lent a hand at tossing Frisbees to excited children. Also joining the celebration and procession were the fine men and women of the RCMP Port Hardy Detachment, Port Hardy Fire Department, Canadian Coast Guard, Port Hardy Canadian Rangers Patrol BC Company, 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, BC Ambulance Service, BC Wildfire Service and the Royal Canadian Legion Port Hardy & the Port Hardy Lions Club. There was a photo contest too, with members of our community showing of their Canada Day spirit.
Thanks go to Save-on Foods for supplying the lunches for our participants, the North Island Gazette and North Island Eagle for providing generous media coverage and to Cafe Guido, Sporty Bar & Grill, the Port Hardy Visitor Centre and Home Hardware for donating prizes for the photo contest.
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We asked Laura, a member of our Visitor Services team, to come up with her top ten favourite things to do in and around Port Hardy. Check out the rest of our website for more information.
Starting with number 10:
10. Grab a group of friends and go bowling at North Island Lanes.
9. Leap into the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre and learn everything to know about a salmon.
8. Relax and go camping in one of our campgrounds in Port Hardy!
Camping & RVs
7. Head to the west coast and visit San Josef Bay. On your own or with one of our local tour operators. San Josef Bay is beautiful and a must-see.
6. Check out the North Island Mall and while you are there get some bubble tea! Bubble tea is all the new craze and is delicious, with different flavours every day!
5. Walk the Sea Wall. The Seawall is a 0.2 km spans from Government Wharf to Tsulquate Park. In the evening the wall is illuminated by blue light.
4. Grab a coffee or a snack at one of our local eateries. After work or even on lunch break we love to order our favourite sandwich, sit down and read a book.
3. Watch the sunset and roast some marshmallows at Storey’s Beach, great for the kids to play or to explore yourself.
2. Hike the Fort Rupert Commuter Trail. This trail consists of 4 km of boardwalk and gravel. Once you complete the trail you can relax at our beautiful Storey’s Beach.
1. Enjoy the day at a Lake. We love sitting down and relaxing by a lake. Beaver Lake is just off the turnoff to Port Alice and has a cute little dock. The Beaver Lake Forest Trail will take you about 45 minutes around the lake and is super simple. If you’re looking for a campsite by the lake then Alice Lake or Georgie Lake is your friend.