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
    avg $408 CAD/night Credit Card Paypal Pet Friendly
    Cradled on a peninsula overlooking Johnstone Strait on an acre of lush land, the lodge lies on the south shore of Cormorant Island, in a glacier-carved waterway with Vancouver Island to the south and the rugged mainland coast to the north. Accessible only by boat or ferry, Alert Bay (pop. 1400) is the oldest community on north Vancouver Island, and Johnstone Strait is home to the largest population of orca whales in Western North America. Eagles nest in our backyard. Activities include fishing, kayaking, whale and grizzly bear watching, the Big Tree Trail and First Nations culture. The lodge has been recently renovated and has an expansive common room with 14' arched cedar beams, a wood stove, library, bathrooms with heated floors and dining room. A children's playground is located on the east side of the Lodge. Two bicycles are available to explore the Island. Transportation to the lodge by 15 passenger van is available from Vancouver or Victoria.

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