Outdoor adventure awaits you in the historical town of Port McNeill, two hours north of Campbell River. Originally settled in 1936, named after Captain William Henry McNeill of the Hudson’s Bay Company, the town began as a base camp for loggers.
Come join us and explore the scenic waterways of Port McNeill. Take in the excitement of fishing the Pacific and surround yourself with astonishing coastal vistas, enough to create memories to last a lifetime.
Departing from the southern tip of Vancouver Island, travel the length of Highway 19A north towards Campbell River. Along the five hour (460 km) journey, you’ll be greeted with scenic views of beachside towns and seamless west coast wilderness along the Georgia Straight before heading inland for the remaining journey to Port McNeill. Along the way, we’d recommend stopping at Courteney’s walkable Downtown, the forested trails of Miracle Beach or Elk Falls Suspension Bridge in Campbell River.
From the bustling streets of Downtown Vancouver to the quiet and scenic Highway 19A, journey across ocean and land to the coastal town of Port McNeill. Along the way, watch for orcas on your ferry passage to Nanaimo or stop in at the Nanaimo Museum and explore the history and culture of the third-oldest city in BC. Please schedule ferry bookings ahead of time.
If the airways are your preferred method of travel, depart for Port Hardy (the closest airport to the Lodge) and take to the skies for a breathtaking journey above the mountains and jagged coastlines of Vancouver Island. Transportation to and from the Port Hardy airport to Lodge is included in all packages.
Flights from Vancouver, BC depart twice a day via Pacific Coastal with an approximate journey time of one hour and five minutes.