Farewell Harbour Lodge Wildlife Eco-Tour, 3-7 Days. Accommodation.
The primary lodge building and common area features a comfortable lounge and dining room, bar and a large brick fireplace surrounded by large windows and a wrap around deck boasting spectacular harbour views. The expansive decks continue as a boardwalk along the shore, leading to 8 private oceanside suites perched on a bluff at the ocean’s edge overlooking picturesque Farewell Harbour. These suites feature ensuite bathrooms, a gas stove and 2 double beds. A ramp leads off the main lodge to the floating lodge below featuring 4 additional suites, each with a gas stove, 2 queen beds and private bathroom.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Pacific Coastal Airlines offers daily service between Vancouver Airport’s South Terminal and Port Hardy Airport (approximately 65 minutes). To connect with the Alder Bay water taxi, please book the following flights. Farewell Harbour Lodge’s complimentary airport shuttle service will transfer passengers from Port Hardy Airport to the Alder Bay water taxi (approximately 35 minutes).
- Vancouver – Port Hardy: $294
- Port Hardy – Vancouver: $288
- CAR AND WATER TAXI:
If driving to Alder Bay, you need to sail on BC Ferries from the Vancouver area to either Nanaimo or Victoria on Vancouver Island. From Victoria drive north on Highway 1 to Nanaimo. From Nanaimo, head north on Highway 19. 7 km before Port McNeill, turn onto Beaver Cove Road and continue for 4.3 km. Turn left onto Alder Bay Road and drive for 1.5 km to Alder Bay RV Park and Marina. Tip: if you cross a bridge over the Nimpkish River while driving north on Highway 19, you have gone too far. (The only other option to this route is north of Nanaimo just before you reach Parksville you can take the seaside route on Highway 19A). The driving time from Victoria to Alder Bay is approximately 6 hours and from Nanaimo to Alder Bay is approximately 4.5 hours.
Free parking at the Alder Bay RV Park & Marina water taxi dock is provided for guests courtesy of Farewell Harbour Lodge.
Water Taxi Schedule (25-30 minutes)
Daily, Jun 1 - Oct 8
Departing Alder Bay: 12:30
Arriving Alder Bay: daily at approximately noon