Top ChoiceMuseum in Alert Bay

U'mista Cultural Centre

This must-see longhouse-like facility proudly displays dozens of culturally priceless Kwakwaka'wakw artifacts confiscated when potlatch ceremonies were outlawed in Canada, and distributed to museums and...

Park in Alert Bay

Ecological Park

A big draw on tiny Cormorant Island, this hidden nature park consists of a small marsh guarded by a clutch of starkly beautiful dead trees (most of them still standing) that eerily resemble totem poles. Nature...

Bistro in Alert Bay

Pass 'n Thyme

Head up the ramp alongside and aim for a picture-window table overlooking shimmering, boat-bobbling Broughton Strait. You'll soon be diving into some excellent grilled halibut and chips alongside everyone else...

Performing Arts in Alert Bay

Namgis Big House

This traditional clan house hosts dance performances by Alert Bay's local Namgis community in summer. Ask at the visitor center for performance times and current ticket prices. Head up Park St from the waterfront...

Gallery in Alert Bay

Culture Shock Interactive Gallery

This diminutive gallery shop sells contemporary First Nations crafts, T-shirts and jewelry, all made in and around BC. There's a coffee shack alongside if you need to fuel up. To get here, turn left and follow...