The early settlement history of Vancouver Island North is born out of resourcefulness and perseverance. This was a remote and untamed frontier where only the hardiest thrived. Natural resources, establishment of a western colony, the dream of a utopian society – each community has its own story to tell. Most communities remain today, but some have left only remnants of the past.
- Take a walk in the woods on the Blinkhorn Trail
- It doesn’t get fresher than catching your own dinner, head out on a guided half-day fishing charter
- If you’re heading west, be sure to stop at the Shoe Tree on the eastern end of Kains Lake, this old cedar snag is covered with hundreds of shoes contributed by visitors
- Find the perfect Island-inspired gift item to remember your trip by at local galleries
- Borrow a bike and cruise Kaleva Road, the bikes are free to borrow, just sign one out at the Sointula Resource Centre
- See the world renowned Potlatch Collection of masks and regalia at the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay
- If you are visiting during July and August see traditional Dance performance in Big House or take a guided Circle Tour of Cormorant Island