Recreation


Recreation Program in the NICCRD

Heater PointIf your interests include catching 15 kilogram salmon, or sailing in the archipelagos of islands, exploring the untouched beaches of the central coast and the west coast of Vancouver Island, soaking in hot springs in their natural state,kayaking through deep fjord inlets, world class scuba diving, or taking a trip on the North West Passage, then the North Island - Central Coast is the place for you. 

The North Island - Central Coast Resource District Recreation Program manages 14 district recreation sites including 4 marine anchorages, 32 recreation sites (managed cooperatively with major licensees), 56 kilometres of hiking trails, and 3 kilometres of interpretive trails.  About 40,000 visitors per year use the Forest Service and licensee supported recreation facilities.  These sites and the unique features within are managed to ensure that visitors and local people will be enjoying northern Vancouver Island and the central coast for all of it's natural wonder.

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Informative Links

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Port McNeill Area Trails and Interpretive Sites

Trail Name Length
(Km)
Activities Vehicle
Access
Other Notes
Horse
Riding
Hiking Mtn.
Biking
ATV
Use
Snow
mobile
X-C
Skiing
Wheel
chair
Access

Broughton Lake

4   X           boat

Access to inland lakes

Nahwitti River

2   X           2wd

In old growth forest

Songhees Lake

3   X           2wd

Old growth forest

Turnbull Cove

0.5   X           boat

Lake access

INTERPRETIVE FOREST SITES

Beaver Lake Interpretative Trail

    X            

Self-guided trail. Brochure

Hoomak Lake

3   X            

Self-guided forest interpretation trail

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Canadian Coast Guard Contact Information

 

Air or Marine Emergency
Call no charge1-800-567-5111
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police Contact Information

RCMP Coastal Watch
Call no charge1-888-855-6655
Emergency Calls Only911
Port McNeill Non-Emergency Calls (250) 956-4441
Crime Stoppers/TIPS 1-800-222-8477
Port Hardy Non-Emergency Calls (250) 949-6335
Bella Coola RCMP (Bella Coola) (250) 799-5363