Alert Bay is located on Cormorant Island about 3 kilometres off the Northeast coast of Vancouver Island and is accessed via Port McNeill. Alert Bay is a native fishing port and home to the Kwak-waka'wakw (Kwakiutl) first nation. The Alert Bay Info Centre is in the old Municipal Hall where the town's fire truck once was housed.

Key attractions include Namgis Burial Grounds, where you will find a display of totem poles. The U'mista Cultural Centre is a museum built in a plank and beam style where native artefacts can be viewed. Alert Bay has the world's largest totem pole at 52 m (173 ft.). It is made up of two pieces: 51 m (168 ft.) and 1.5 m (5 ft.) The totem pole was completed in 1972.

Cabins, bed and breakfasts, a hotel and a lodge make up the accommodations in Alert Bay.

A five room, west coast retreat overlooking Johnstone Strait, the Lodge offers a peaceful setting where one can relax by the fire, take in the splendid views or stroll along the beach. The heritage of the lodge as a church is reflected in by arched cedar ceilings and its spacious common room. Guests have access to the Internet, parking and kitchen facilities. BC Tourism Approved Accommodation.

Distances to…
Downtown Port McNeill: 15.2km
Downtown Telegraph Cove: 37.5km

Our Alert Bay hotel includes a fresh and nutritious continental breakfast. Relax in the gorgeous sunroom with a panoramic view of the Broughton Strait. There are two common areas for guest use. The sunroom with a microwave and kitchen supplies and the covered deck on the lower level. BBQ your own supper and enjoy eating it outside. Free wifi & cable TV, mini-fridge, hair dryer, queen-sized bed.

Nimpkish Hotel Nimpkish Hotel
318 Fir Street
Alert Bay
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Join us in Alert Bay on Cormorant Island, just off the northern coast of Vancouver Island. Enjoy the good fishing and the whale watching charters. Share our rich cultural heritage with a walking tour of the historical buildings and visit the museum and cultural centre. Or just relax in peace and quiet amid the natural beauty surrounding you. There is something for everyone.

Distances to…
Downtown Port McNeill: 15.8km
Downtown Telegraph Cove: 38.1km

Alert Bay Campground
101 Alder
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