Port Hardy is the northern most city on Hwy 19 with an economy based on fishing, logging, and tourism. Many of the tourist activities center around the water or back country but there’s also a museum and two walking paths.
The museum is tiny with displays on logging, mining, fishing, and natural history. RVs will fit in shopping center parking lot behind the museum. The sidewalk down to the museum is steep so wheelchair users may need assistance. The museum is accessible.
A short paved walkway with informative signs and nice views starts at Rotary Park and travels along the waterfront. The park has an information center, restrooms, and playgrounds. Park along the street north of the park for easy access to the walkway.
The Harbor Walkway parallels Hardy Bay Road and travels north for a short way, passing by commercial fishing businesses and boat docks, before ending at the Glen Lion Inn. The southern end is supposed to connect to two more short trails but we did not find this link. Pull offs large enough for RVs are located along Hardy Bay Road.This path is not wheelchair accessible due to steep hills.