Port McNeill

" One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals. "

Jean Vanier 


Port McNeill is located in a sheltered harbour on the north east coast of Vancouver Island, 198 kilometres north of Campbell River. Port McNeill has been home to the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations for over 9,000 years and is presently home to 2,620 permanent residents. 

Port McNeill was settled in the 1930’s and has been predominantly a logging town ever since. Port McNeill was the first community in Canada to be proclaimed a town after the Canadian Charter of Rights was repatriated. Port McNeill is home to the BC Ferry terminal serving Cormorant and Malcolm Islands. Aquaculture is a growing industry in Port McNeill as is tourism. 

Port McNeill is known as the Gateway to the Broughton Archipelago. As such it is a popular destination for boating, sport fishing, kayaking, diving, whale watching, and wildlife viewing. Other activities include windsurfing, golfing, hiking, biking, and caving.  Community recreation includes an arena, curling rink, and swimming pool. 

Port McNeill is a full service community. Port McNeill has its own airport, hospital, and all levels of school. There is a wonderful heritage museum and the full service harbour is managed by the community. 

If you are considering calling Port McNeill home, BC Island Homes.com has detailed listings of homes and properties for sale in Port McNeill.

Your West Coast.com has an Accommodations Directory with a complete list of the bed & breakfasts, cabins & cottages, condos & suites, farm stays, hotels, inns & motels, lodges, resorts & retreats, and vacation homes available to welcome you to Port McNeill. Alternatively, a complete list of campgrounds and rv parks can be found in the Your West Coast.com Recreation & Leisure Directory.

While staying in Port McNeill, what better way to learn about the community than to seize the opportunity for some fun, food, and education! Your West Coast.com has a complete range of directories for you to enjoy everything Port McNeill has to offer. Plan out your day, your weekend, or your week in Port McNeill using Your West Coast directories that include Arts Culture & HeritageFarms Farmers & FoodFestivals & EventsRecreation & Leisure, and Business & Services.

Community Events:

Check the Port McNeill community calendar on Your West Coast.com every day for upcoming annual events, arts, meetings, recreation, music, and education in your community.