Be a Hometown Tourist – Happy May Long Weekend


Be a hometown tourist with Samantha this May long weekend.

May long weekend is finally here! While some of us may have had plans to travel, current travel restrictions are keeping us closer to home. This can be the perfect time to have a “staycation”!

Here are just a few of the amazing adventures you can have right in your own backyard.

For more inspiration go to the Visit Port Hardy website

Try a luxury hotel or a cozy cabin getaway

Why not book at a local hotel or resort? Ecoscape Cabins and Bear Cove Cottages are modern and cozy with great views. Enjoy barbequing for dinner, relax by the fire pit in the evening or take a stroll down to the beach and see if you can spy some of the local wildlife. You could also stay a night at the Kwa’lilas Hotel and enjoy a fabulous meal and a beautiful room. You may only be a short way from home, but a simple change of scenery can make a world of difference.

Have a new adventure outdoors

Get out and find an activity you have never done before. Try a different bike route, find a viewpoint or explore a new walking trail. The Fort Rupert trail is a point-to-point trail with gravel and boardwalk throughout, unique trees and a beautiful little lake to stop for a break or have an afternoon picnic. For information on local walks and hikes click here

Don’t forget the beaches!

Port Hardy is home to many great beaches and we get some gorgeous sunsets.  Grab some hotdogs and marshmallows and head out with the fam for an evening beach fire!  Storey’s beach is beautiful and sandy and goes on forever when the tide is out.  Maybe you will get lucky and find a moon snail shell. Airport Beach has great views of some mainland glacial mountains and a tire swing for the kids to play.  Hang out after dark for some star gazing.  This time of year, if you look up you can spot the Pisces and Capricorn constellations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Take to the skies with Wilderness Seaplanes!

  • ask about their local resident discount!

There is no better way to see the British Columbia coast than by floatplane! Get a group of 4 together and you can board the iconic bush plane of Canada, the DeHavilland Beaver, and enjoy viewing a wide variety of locations from the immediate local area around Port Hardy to the glaciers of Knights Inlet and the beaches of the Hakai area. Their knowledgeable staff can help you create the trip of a lifetime- anywhere, anytime.

Wilderness Seaplanes Website


These are just a few of the amazing adventures you can have right here.  For more inspiration go to the Visit Port Hardy website

So get out and rekindle your love for our hometown. Trust us, there is always something new to explore. Have a great weekend and stay safe!