Alert Bay

Alert Bay is a beautiful little paradise for adventurers of all ages from around the globe. Alert Bay is located on Cormorant Island and consists of about 900 people. Over half of the population residing here are First Nations Peoples. That’s what makes this area so unique in history and rich with culture. The First Nations language in this area is Kwak’wala or Kwakiutl and to say hello, you just say ‘yo’.

To get to Alert Bay, there is a ferry with BC Ferries that you catch from Port McNeill, BC. A left hand turn from the ferry takes you to Culture Shock, a place where you can buy First Nations arti-crafts, apparel, or sign up for a fun First Nations activity for the whole family. Enjoy a coffee or tea from them while you browse their shop.

Further down the road is the U’Mista Cultural Center, a museum of illuminating masks and enlightenment on the First Nations culture of this area. They have a gift shop full of First Nations carvings, souvenirs and great books of all subjects. The museum is a ‘must see’ in Alert Bay.

Alert Bay 360 LogoAlert Bay hosts the Alert Bay 360, a race around Cormorant Island in any paddle powered vessel with one or more people. Blackfish Adventures ltd is proud to be a sponsor of the Alert Bay 360 festivities and activities that last the weekend with many prizes to be won. Enjoy an evening at the traditional Big House, with a First Nations dinner, drumming and dancing. This is an event that is not to be missed!!

Every place to grab a bite to eat is unique. There are many varieties of food and happy people to serve you. There is Passin’ Thyme restaurant ( and the Bayside Pub and restaurant ( as well as The Cook Shack.
If camping is your thing, Alert Bay has an R.V. campground (
There is also a wide variety of indoor accommodation to choose from:
Pass’n Thyme – (
The Bayside Inn –
Alert Bay Cabins –
The Seine Boat Inn –
Accomodation on the Beach –
Alert Bay Lodge –