The small town of Port McNeill lies on the northeast coast of Canada’s Vancouver Island. It started out as a humble logging outpost and slowly evolved into a settlement and, more recently, a popular tourist destination. You can find out more about the logging era at the Port McNeill Heritage Museum, housed in a historical timber building. The region is rich in biodiversity, both marine and terrestrial, and wildlife viewing is a popular pastime. Land species that may be sighted include black and grizzly bear, cougar and deer, while whales occur seasonally in the coastal waters. Just off the coast lie Cormorant and Malcolm Islands, remote and stunningly beautiful islands with pristine ecology.