From the natural history of the local landscape to the deep-rooted First Nations heritage and the founding industries from which the community economy emerged, discover the elements that have shaped the coastal community of Port Hardy into what it is today.
Port Hardy Museums & Archives
Delve into the history and heritage of Port Hardy at the Port Hardy Museum & Archives. In a coastal town where the fishing, logging, and mining industries were incremental to the development of the local economy, permanent exhibits at the museum feature artifacts and key historical pieces essential to the beginnings of the newly established community and the northern most Port on Vancouver Island. Also featured are various First Nations artifacts and artwork, testament to the long existence of the deep-rooted cultures of the neighboring First Nations communities within Port Hardy and the surrounding area, with some artifacts dating from thousands of years ago.
Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre
The family-friendly environment of the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre welcomes all to come learn all about Pacific salmon. Featuring a world-class interpretive gallery, interactive exhibits and hands-on displays, this educational facility promotes discovery into the world of salmon and their natural environment. Discover how salmon are intimately connected to the coastal ecosystem of Northern Vancouver Island and the of Pacific salmon to local First Nations and the local community. From salmon biology to conservation, visitors to the Salmon Centre get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore and get a hands-on experience with salmon.