Ferry in Cape Scott Provincial Park

Cape Scott Water Taxi

Runs an early-morning water-taxi service from Port Hardy to Shushartie Bay ($100 per person) for the start of the North Coast Trail hike. Operates mid-April to late September depending on weather. Book ahead.
Ferry in Port Hardy

BC Ferries

Ferries arrive from mainland Prince Rupert (passenger/vehicle $175/399, 16 hours, schedules vary) via the scenically splendid Inside Passage. The ferry terminal is 10km by road from the town center at Bear Cove.
Bus in Port Hardy

Tofino Bus

Currently the only bus service connecting Port Hardy to the rest of Vancouver Island. Office is underneath the Pier Side Landing.
Bus in Cape Scott Provincial Park

North Coast Trail Shuttle

Runs a pick-up van from Cape Scott to Port Hardy for North Coast Trail hikers from mid-April to late September.
Shuttle in Port Hardy

Waivin Flags Taxi

Runs shuttle buses between the ferry terminal and downtown Port Hardy ($8) and can also organize taxis to the airport ($25).
Ferry in Alert Bay

BC Ferries

Services arrive in Alert Bay from Port McNeill (adult/vehicle $12.35/28.40, 45 minutes, up to six daily).
Airline in Port Hardy

Pacific Coastal Airlines

Services arrive from Vancouver's South Terminal ($265, 65 minutes, two to three daily).
Bus in North Vancouver Island

Tofino Bus

Daily services to and from Port McNeill and Port Hardy from 'down south.'
Airline in North Vancouver Island

Pacific Coastal Airlines

Daily service between Vancouver's South Terminal and Port Hardy.
Bus in Port McNeill

Tofino Bus

Buses stop next to the Alert Bay ferry terminal.