What to do in Port Hardy for 2 Days

What to do if you have two days in Port Hardy! 

 

Day 1 

7:00am-10:00am  

Start your day right at any one of Port Hardy fine Restaurants we have several to choose from, follow the link here to find out more https://porthardychamber.com/business-listing/?type=restaurants&sort=a-z 

10:15am-12:00pm 

The Book Nook/ Community Craft Shop (250)949-9808 

Grab a specialty latte and explore the book nook and west coast community craft shop. Featuring writings of local authors and arts, crafts and makings of local artisans. Immerse yourself in a welcoming west coast atmosphere. 

 

Port Hardy Museum (250) 949-8143 

Explore the history of Port Hardy at the Port Hardy Museum. In a town where the fishing, logging, and mining industries are incremental to the economy, exhibits and displays showcase artifacts about how Port Hardy began. The museum also features First Nations artifacts and artwork, testament to the cultures and traditions of the local First Nations communities. 

 

12:10pm-2:10pm  

Lunch  

Stop at Copper and Kelp and grab a charcuterie board or grab a dessert snack-pack then it’s off to Storey’s Beach only a 10-15min Drive from Port Hardy  

How to get there: From Island Highway turn onto Byng Road; from bung rd turn onto Beaver Harbour Road here you will find The Copper & Kelp Conner Store, stay on this road until you see the three-baseball diamonds, you can park at one of the baseball diamonds and walk down to the beach. 

A beautiful sandy beach that goes on forever when the tide is out. A popular picnic area, there is a Rotary pavilion, picnic tables, barbecue pits and grassy fields for having fun in the sun. There is also a heated public washroom. 

 

2:20pm-3:20pm 

After Lunch and a quick call to The Copper Maker Gallery (250)-949-8491 you can arrange a time to go visit.

The Copper Maker Gallery is the artist’s studio of Calvin Hunt, world-renowned Kwakiutl carver. His totem poles stand in galleries in Vancouver, Germany and Japan. Contact him to arrange a tour through his workshop and see the creation of great art in progress! 

How to get there: From the Island Highway turn onto Byng Road; turn onto Beaver Harbour Road; turn onto Tsak’is Way; turn onto Copper Way. 

 

 

3:35pm- TBD 

Beach Fire at Thomas Point  

With one of best places in town to view the coastal mountain range, Thomas Point offers a perfect setting for a beach fire. Gather with friends and family and enjoy the view, while the kids can have fun roasting hotdogs and marshmallows.  

How to get there: From the Island Highway turn onto Byng Road; Turn onto Tsak’is Way until you reach gravel road and at the end there will be parking areas.   

 

Day 2 

7:00am-10:00am 

Breakfast (at a restaurant of your choice)  

10:15am 

Spend the day fishing with anyone of our many local Fishing Charters 

Port Hardy has a variety of guided fishing charters. Whether you are out for a half day trip or a full week of fishing, don’t miss out on an opportunity to catch a salmon or halibut of a lifetime! 

Once you have caught your limit you can take your catch up to Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish to have them process, and package it for you while you go on to the next thing to do in Port Hardy. 

Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish Inc. 1-877-949-8781 

Or if you want to get out and hike, try the Tex Lyon Trail 

The 8-hour hike through the rocky coastline, and under trees is a challenging trail but worth it in the end having a panoramic view of the Queen Charlotte Strait and Dillion Point. This trail is tidal dependent in a few spots so you will want to time this one just right. You can find a tide guide here https://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/en/stations/8408 

How to get there: From the Is-land Highway turn onto Byng Road towards the Port Hardy airport; Turn left onto beaver Harbour Road; Continue along the road, stay on the road as you go around the bend, turn right onto Chantham Ave. Follow the road to the end and park in the graveled area, the trail head and sign begins from this point. 

6:00pm-10:00pm