Canadian Ports: Port Hardy, BC
Ferry passage from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert has become so popular that not only ferry space, but lodging in this city located at the northern end of Hwy 19 on Vancouver Island, is sold out months in advance from May to October.
During the summer months (May–Oct) the 15 hr non-stop Inside Passage cruise from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert departs on alternate days. During the winter months the ferry stops at McLoughlin Bay, Bella Bella, Shearwater & Ocean Falls making the trip to Prince Rupert close to 30 hrs.
Just a few of the year-round activities enjoyed by Port Hardy residents and visitors included sport fishing; whale watching; kayaking and scuba diving (the area is reputed to be one of the best clear water diving locations in the world)
The ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert enables travellers to connect with the Alaska ferries and to continue travel up the Inside Passage to Skagway AK.
Note that check-in for the Port Hardy ferry to Prince Rupert is 0530h - so unless travelling with an RV or pitching a tent, it is imperative that any Prince Hardy lodging is booked well in advance.
Accommodations in Port Hardy is limited so look at the properties on the right & book early!