What to Do in Port Hardy

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


Day 1 


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 



Visit the 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. 


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. 



Day 2 




Next up pack a picnic and head on out to the trail 

The Fort Rupert Commuter trail is a 4km trail that has parking at both ends. You can choose to start from Story’s beach or from Bear Cover Road. This trail includes a boardwalk and crushed gravel-type surface and some uphill terrain. As well you’ll have the chance to see some local wildlife such as black bears. Please follow this link to learn more about being Bear Safe https://porthardy.ca/community/bear-smart/bear-smart-info/ 


Storey’s 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. 

How to get there: From Island Highway turn onto Byng Road; Turn onto Beaver Harbour Road stay on the road until you see the three-baseball diamonds, you can park at one of the baseball diamonds and walk down to the beach. 



Day 3 

Shore Fishing for salmon/ Dock fishing 

Try your luck at salmon fishing from the estuary shores of the Quatse and Keogh Rivers. Pink and co-ho salmon school here as they prepare to return to their natal streams to spawn. Tip: A good cast and bright lure can improve luck! Don’t forget your tidal license and salmon stamp! Available online at https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/licence-permis/application-eng.html 

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 

Stop by and enjoy high quality delicious candied salmon. Smoked to perfection, try the legendary five flavors. Hardy Buoys where they put delish in fish, or grab some live crab and have a seafood feast. 

How to get there: From the Island Highway Turn onto Cougar Road; Turn onto Trustee Road. 

and finely the perfect end to a great day

Beach Fire at Thomas Point   

What better way to spend your last day in the area then to be at 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.