Alert Bay Accommodations

A vacation rental home in Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada is a starting off point to a relaxing or adventure packed vacation. Alert Bay is located on the south shore of Cormorant Island which is accessible by a scenic ferry ride from the community of Port McNeill on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island. Home of the 'Namgis First Nation Alert Bay is one of the ancient aboriginal populations on the BC coast.

Today, Alert Bay is a well-known centre for the powerful resurgence of Native culture and hosts some of the region's finest historical and cultural artifacts, First Nations paintings and totem poles. In addition to the unique opportunity to enjoy the rich cultural heritage of the island at the doorstep of you unique vacation rental accommodations, visitors can enjoy many activities such as whale watching, eco-tours, kayaking, hiking and biking. Explore the First Nations culture by visiting the U'Mista Cultural Centre, the 'Namgis Burial Grounds, the Alert Bay Big House where you can see the world's tallest Totem Pole, or the Big Tree Interpretive Trail.

Stroll along the boardwalk at the Alert Bay Ecological Reserve nearby your vacation rentals, which are an ecological treasure trove of sights and sounds and a paradise for bird-watchers and botanists. A series of trails wind around the forest area and the boardwalk crosses the marsh, allowing visitors a close view of the swamp's ecosystem. Cedar snags, hemlocks and pine trees draped with moss provide an eerie charm and beauty.

Alert Bay's surrounding waterways are home to Killer whales, sea lions, porpoises and dolphins which are inspiring to see minutes from your vacation rentals and accommodation.

Alert Bay is one of the better-known destinations for fishing, scuba diving and whale watching. Fishing and whale watching charters are available on Cormorant Island and there are several scuba diving operations on nearby Vancouver Island.

This diverse area provides whale watching, grizzly bear viewing, kayaking, biking and salmon and halibut fishing all within easy access to your lodging. Rent holiday accommodations directly from owners of cabins and other vacation rental accommodations in Alert Bay.

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  • West Coast Retreat

    West Coast Retreat

    Alert Bay: Lodge
    • 4 BDR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 12
    • #59769
    $375 to $475 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal Pet Friendly
    Alert Bay Lodge is a west coast retreat lying off the pristine north-east coast of Vancouver Island, B.C. Located on the south shore of Cormorant Island, the lodge overlooks Johnstone Strait. This narrow, glacier-carved waterway is home to a population of about 200 orcas, the largest pod in the world. Cedar log in construction, the Lodge was originally a church. This legacy is reflected in the arched cedar beams that frame the expansive common room and the former pulpit which now serves as the dining room. Guests can peruse the library, relax by the woodstove and exchange stories with others. Wireless internet is available without charge. The main kitchen, including a cold room and freezer, is available. Orcas are often spotted from the sundeck, which is a stone's throw from the beach. Across the Strait from the Lodge, the Vancouver Island Mountain Range rises from the shores of Vancouver Island, providing a stunning backdrop to our ocean view. The lodge is busiest from mid-June to the end of September when orca and grizzly bear viewing is prime. Year round attractions unique to Alert Bay include the U'Mista Cultural Centre. Known for its potlatch collection, the Centre is a 20 minute walk away along the ocean road and is open Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. About one kilometre inland lie the Ecological Gardens and Big Tree Trail - haunting and beautiful at any time year. Our resident managers live on site and would be pleased to offer their support during your stay. Or they may be available on check-in and on your departure day.

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