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Welcome to Port Hardy ...

Port Hardy is located on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island (the Queen Charlotte Strait).



While we don't have a date for the founding of Port Hardy, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1956.

A typical abbreviation for Port Hardy: Prt. Hardy

Port Hardy is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Port Hardy lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).

Area codes for Port Hardy: (250) & (778)<2>

The Canadian Postal Code for Port Hardy: V0N<3>

Websites for Port Hardy ...

Official Website: www.district.porthardy.bc.ca/

Communities near Port Hardy ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Port Hardy.

  • Port McNeill
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port McNeill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port McNeill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port McNeill <5>
  • Fort Rupert 1
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Rupert 1 came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Rupert 1
  • Fort Rupert
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Coal Harbour
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Harbour came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Harbour
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coal Harbour <5>
  • Suquash
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suquash came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suquash
  • Quatsino
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quatsino came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quatsino
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quatsino <5>
  • Shushartie ‑ Historic
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Shushartie. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shushartie
  • Jeune Landing
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeune Landing came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeune Landing
  • Port Alice
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
  • Sointula
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sointula came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sointula
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sointula <5>

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Hardy ...

Looking for more information about Port Hardy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Port Hardy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Port Hardy.

Adding Port Hardy to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Port Hardy was on a map titled Road Map for British Columbia (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Port Hardy.

The official website for Port Hardy: www.district.porthardy.bc.ca/

The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Hardy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (778) is an overlay for area code (250).
<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Port Hardy). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Port Hardy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<4>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.









 

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