Below you will find a list of suggested ‘dens and day beds’ within immediate striking distance of Tide Rip HQ. As always, please consult tripadvisor.com for the most up-to-date reviews and contact details.
Telegraph Cove Resorts
Voted one of the ten best “towns” in Canada to visit by travel writers (as published in Harrowsmith Magazine), Telegraph Cove is tucked away on the eastern coast of Northern Vancouver Island in one of the last virtually untouched areas of the North American continent. This tiny sawmill and cannery community was important to the development of the North Island and has a rich and colorful history.Telegraph cove resorts takes pride in being able to present it to the general public in as close to the original condition as possible. You’ll love their cozy cabins/cottages along the boardwalk and the campground/RV park in the old growth forest.
- website: www.telegraphcoveresort.com
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ph: 1.800.200.4665 or 250.928.3131
Dockside 29 Suites
Telegraph Cove’s over-the-water luxury suites are available for overnight rental. Each unit has a lovely view of the marina and Johnstone Strait. Access to your car and boat is only a few feet away!
ph: 1.800.200.4465 or 250.928.3131
Cottage at the Cove/Orca Pass B&B
Located in picturesque Telegraph Cove overlooking the peaceful Johnstone Strait. Enjoy wilderness surroundings, warm and friendly hospitality.
- website: www.cottageatthecove.com
- email: email@example.com
- ph: 1.888.928.6722 or 250.928.3187
Hidden Cove Lodge
A ‘West Coast Cedar’ Oceanfront Lodge with 9 fully accommodated rooms and a fantastic common viewing area overlooking the bay with a licensed dining room.
- Tide Rip is happy to pick you up from Hidden Cove Lodge by boat free of charge.
- web: www.hiddencovelodge.com
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ph: 250.956.3916
The town of Port McNeill is a thriving community on the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island. Established in 1937, Port McNeill was named after William McNeill, a Boston-born explorer for the Hudson’s Bay Company.
As well as being the centre of North Island logging operations, the town’s sheltered harbour is also a launching point for sportsfishing enthusiasts who test their skills in the maze of waterways between Vancouver Island and the mainland.
Please note: Port McNeill is approximately a 20 minute commute from Telegraph Cove.
At Water’s Edge B&B
At Water’s Edge is a modern bed and breakfast located in the coastal community of Port McNeill, on Northern Vancouver Island. With total guest comfort and relaxation our top priority, you will find this custom-built property which is open year round is the perfect place to recharge and refresh.
- website: http://www.atwatersedge.ca/
- ph: 1.866.956.2912 or 250.956.2912
Black Bear Resort
The Black Bear Resort Hotel is the newest property on Northern Vancouver island, offering elegant Port McNeill hotel accommodation situated on the fringe of a natural forest in the heart of Port McNeill.
- website: www.blackbearresort.net
- email: email@example.com
- ph: 1.866.956.4900 or 250.956.4900
Haida Way Motor Inn
The Haida Way is Port McNeill’s most popular hospitality complex. Located near downtown, the Haida Way is within walking distance of shopping, the harbour and the ferry terminal. They have a full-service restaurant, lively pub and well-stocked liquor store.
- website: www.portmcneillhotels.com
- ph: 1.800.956.3373 or 250.956.3373
Home Away From Home Cottage
Relax on two acres in the country setting of Hyde Creek. Centrally located 6 kms south of Port McNeill and 20 kms north of Telegraph Cove it’s not unusual for deer to wander through, see a black bear or view ocean life.
- wesbite: www.homeawayfromhomecottage.com
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nimpkish Forest B&B
The Northern Vancouver Island “Nimpkish Forest B & B” is nestled peacefully on 2.5 acres within the Northern Vancouver Island Nimpkish Forest. Your stay will be quiet, peaceful and charming.
- ph: 1.855.956.3464
Alert Bay on Cormorant Island, formerly a thriving fishing village on the BC coast, is the oldest community on northern Vancouver Island. Heritage buildings and old village
houses on the waterfront still speak of the early pioneer days, where a fish saltery was in 1870. The waterfront boardwalks, ferry dock and marinas bustle with life, but most vivid today is the living culture of the ‘Namgis First Nation of the Kwakwaka’wakw.
Please note: Alert Bay is approximately a 15 minute commute by boat from Telegraph Cove. Tide Rip is happy to pick you up from Alert Bay for your excursion. A $20/person fuel surcharge applies. Please do not lodge in Alert Bay after September 15; in the fall during adverse weather days, our bear trip will run from Telegraph Cove, but we will not be able to pick you up from Alert Bay in the dark at 6:40 am.
Alert Bay Lodge
- Cedar log in construction, the Lodge was originally a church. This legacy is reflected in the high arched cedar beams that frame the expansive common room and the former pulpit which now serves as one of our ‘conversation nooks’. In the common room guests can peruse the library, relax by the woodstove and exchange stories with other guests.
- website: http://www.alertbaylodge.com/
- email: email@example.com
- ph: 1.800.255.5057 or 250.974.2026
- Oceanview Cabins offers travelers a comfortable, enjoyable, and restful stay. Beautifully renovated cabins and countless amenities make Oceanview Cabins an enjoyable and desired destination.
- website: http://www.alertbaycabins.net/
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ph: 1.877.974.5457
Seine Boat Inn
- Just steps from the ferry dock, shops and restaurants, the Inn is built out over the beach and the ocean, providing spectacular views and the best sleep you’ll ever have. The Seine Boat Inn name honours the boat and its predecessors that created and sustained this small fishing village, and the men and women who fished and crewed them, some of whom never made it home.
- website: http://www.seineboatinn.com/
- email: email@example.com
- ph: 250.974.5310
Watch your Wheels! You’ve reached the end of Island Highway 19 – Port Hardy is as far north as you can drive.
Port Hardy was named after Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, former captain of H.M.S. Victory. With a population exceeding 5000, this turn-of-the-century townsite is now the largest community in the region and the bustling terminal for B.C. Ferries’ service to Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) via the Inside and Discovery Coast Passage sailing routes.
As 97 percent of the population of Vancouver Island lives on the southern half of the island, outdoor recreationists in search of solitude come north.
Please note: Port Hardy is approximately a 1.5 hour commute from Telegraph Cove.
Bear Cove Cottages
Facing west overlooking Hardy Bay, the Cottages offer luxury, simplicity and comfort. For adventurous and relaxed travelers alike, the opportunities are boundless.
- website: http://www.bearcovecottages.com/
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ph: 1.877.949.7939 or 250.949.7939
Situated on 15 acres on the northern end of Vancouver Island, Ecoscape Cabins provides a truly unique nature-based holiday experience. Close to pristine beaches, rainforests & numerous hiking trails, Ecoscape is located minutes from Port Hardy, boat launch & BC Ferries.
- website: http://www.ecoscapecabins.com/
- email: email@example.com
- ph: 250.949.8524
“I’ve spent most of my life surrounded by incredible beauty, enjoying wonderful relationships with wild animals most of us were taught to fear. We really need to get over our fear of the wild. It’s what sustains us; not what threatens us.”
~Charlie Russell (Author, Naturalist, Grizzly Bear Crusader)