After a busy summer of travelling and activities, sometimes Fall is the perfect time for a quiet and intimate getaway in the pristine setting of Vancouver Island North. From cozy accommodations to all-inclusive resorts, these cabins, cottages, and resorts can be your one-stop vacation or basecamp for other island adventures. Snuggle up by the fire, join a guided wildlife tour, or fish the abundant waters of the coast. There’s so much to love about Fall on Vancouver Island North.
Here are some of the coziest places to unwind this season:
Cluxewe Resort Cottages in Port McNeill
Fish, camp, birdwatch, or just plain relax at Cluxewe Resort. Nestled on a pristine waterfront property just a few minutes north of Port McNeill, Cluxewe Resort’s picturesque setting is perfectly admired from the comforts of their cozy cabins. Take a break from cooking and head over to their bistro to enjoy an all-new ocean-inspired menu featuring dishes like jumbo scallops, steamed mussels, or pan-seared Sablefish (Open until Sept 30th, 2020).
Port Hardy RV Resort & Log Cabins
The private log cabins at Port Hardy RV Resort & Log Cabins are the perfect size for a romantic weekend getaway. Each cabin is stocked with a shower, kitchenette, cable tv, wifi, and some are even pet-friendly! The resort itself is situated between the Quatse River and a 138-acre estuary, making it a great place to enjoy coffee on the porch while looking out for birds and other wildlife.
Bear Cove Cottages in Port Hardy
Located just a few minutes from Port Hardy’s town centre with stunning views of Hardy Bay, Bear Cove Cottages are as convenient and beautiful as they are cozy! The self-contained suites provide all of the comforts of home, plus breathtaking views of the ocean from inside the cabin or outside on the wraparound deck. For those interested in fishing, you can book the cabin as part of an all-inclusive fishing retreat complete with food, accommodations, gear, guided days of salmon fishing, and packaging of your catch. Learn more about their all-inclusive fishing charters here.
Seine Boat Inn in Alert Bay
Alert Bay, a small village on Cormorant Island, is a charming seaside community bursting with history and First Nations culture that includes the world’s tallest totem pole and the U’mista Cultural Centre.
The Seine Boat Inn, originally a dry goods store in the 1940s, this historic building is one of Alert Bay’s many unique places to stay! It’s situated on the ocean near the heart of Alert Bay, near restaurants, an art gallery, and the beautiful harbourfront walkway. The Panoramic King suite boasts almost panoramic views of the water, a full kitchen, a wraparound deck, and a big, comfy king bed.
Alert Bay Cabins
On the other side of Cormorant Island is Alert Bay Cabins, a small resort near the ocean of fully-equipped self-contained cottages. Inside, you’ll find all the amenities of home, making it the perfect basecamp for island adventures. The self-contained cabins are available in many sizes, making them a great option if you need something just for two or the whole family.
Nimmo Bay Resort
For those in search of a luxurious way to get away from it all, look no further than Nimmo Bay Resort. Nestled in the stunning remote wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest, Nimmo Bay Resort is the ultimate way to put the world on pause and reconnect with nature. Packages include private cabins, 3 gourmet meals a day, a floating sauna, a yoga studio, a games room, and all the adventure gear you might need for a hike through the many nearby trails or paddle your way along the coastline. Upgrade your experience even further with guided wilderness sessions, spa treatments, heli adventures, or a fishing expedition, just to name a few.