A gem of the Northern Gulf Islands, Cormorant Island is a historically rich, vibrant community. It is home to the ‘Namgis First Nation who, along with the Village of Alert Bay, provide a welcoming environment for visitors. It’s an island that truly encapsulates “Island time”, when a stroll to the grocery store can end up taking hours when you end up meeting and having great conversations with new friends along the way! The way of life on Cormorant Island has come to a standstill over the last months of Covid-19. And many of our businesses rely on seasonal tourists to make ends meet throughout the year, so Alert Bay and Cormorant Island are excited to participate in this Island COMEBACK initiative and hope you will be too.
Take a look at our wonderful cultural, accommodation, recreation and dining options ~ though not all available for a visit right now, we hope you come up to say hi in the future! And please visit alertbay.ca to see more businesses, services and events in our wonderful community!
Alert Bay is accessible by various means, the most common of which is a 40 minute ferry ride from Port McNeill.
In these unprecedented times, our ability to root ourselves in community and find meaningful solutions will help us recalibrate, find our footing, and determine our future.