Accommodations at the Orange Tabby ~ 8755 Hastings Street, Port Hardy British Columbia
Beautiful Port Hardy: Stay at the Accommodations at Orange Tabby while visiting Port Hardy on Northern Vancouver Island and experience many of the adventures this area has to offer. This unique oceanside resource town is located in such a stunning location that it features whale watching, bear watching, bird viewing, sport fishing, kayaking, deep sea diving, hiking, and beachcombing at it's doorstep. There are cultural, artistic and scientific attractions alongside quaint regional museums and interpretive centre. Come and enjoying all aspects of a rich Temperate Rain Forest, from mild winters to glorious coastal summers!
Driving Directions: Travel North on Highway 19 into Port Hardy, and travel straight to where the highway ends at Market Street, facing the beautiful seaside Carrot Park. Turn right, travel 2 blocks to Hastings Street, and turn right. The Orange Tabby is the 3rd building on your left - 8755 Hastings Street.
Things to see and do in Port Hardy:
Bear watching, research & info
Whale watching, research & info
Port Hardy and the surrounding North Island have North America’s densest population of Black Bears. Spotting Black Bears in many various locations from your car, on foot or by boat is relatively easy from early spring until late fall. Bear Watching Tours are available with our local naturalist Larry Woodall who has 35 years experience. For Grizzly bear tours there is Tide Rip out of Telegraph cove which offers day trips form May through October. Great Bear lodge is also an option from Port Hardy, offering a remote wilderness lodge and 3 day + trips. (Photo Credit, Angela Smith.)
Our temperate rain forest offers incredible hiking for all levels of ability. Among the amazing trails are the world-famous Cape Scott Park Trail, the newly opened North Coast Trail, day trails to San Josef Bay, Raft Cove and the Tex Lyon Trail to Dyllan Point. There are many local hikes just out our front door in Port Hardy, and no shortage of beaches to explore; whether you walk down to the end of the street or head out exploring wilderness areas, you will find a variety of sea life at low tide, amazing birdlife at all times, and are guaranteed to be amazed by the beauty of the North Island. (Photo Credit: visitporthardy.com)
Whale watching on the North coast is fantastic from late June to the end of September. Mackay’s Whale Watching, Stubbs Island Whale Watching and Seasmoke Tours are only a short drive from Port Hardy. All companies provide the experience of a lifetime viewing Orca and Humpback whales in their natural environment. Sea lions, Dolphins and Porpoises as well as many different species of birds will complete these memorable day trips. (Photo Credit, Angela Smith.)
Port Hardy Sport Fishing Charters include fishing for Halibut, Salmon and many species of Cod. Our favourite company Leisure Suit Charters offers a fully guided experience with packages available to fish anywhere in waters off Northern Vancouver Island! Fishing is hottest late May through the end of September, but certain groundfish can be caught year-round. (Photo Credit: Larry Webber, Leisure Suit Charters.)
(Photo Credit: Angela Smith.)
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Town Taxi: 250-949-7877
Wavin Flag Taxi: 250-230-7655