Hartley Bay, BC. Canada

Hartley Bay is a small First Nations community on the coast of British Columbia. The village is located at the mouth of Douglas Channel, about 630 kilometres (390 miles) north of Vancouver and 145 kilometers (90 miles) south of Prince Rupert. It is an isolated village accessible only by air and water.

It is home to the Gitga'ata (sometimes Gitga'at or Gitk'a'ata), which means "People of the Cane." The Gitga'at are members of the Tsimshian Nation. About 200 band members live on the reserve and 500 members live off reserve in Prince Rupert, Vancouver or other regions.

A very pretty village, it has a church, community center, school. The entire community is built with wooden boardwalks. There are no gravel roads. Residents travel by scooters, ATV – all terrain vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles. Houses are kept very neat and clean. Residents are very friendly. Another notable feature is that the village is declared "dry" - no alcohol.

Things to See & Do

* Fishing
* Hiking
* wildlife viewing

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Population – 200approx
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1

Port Location – There are mooring facilities at the Hartley Bay village.

Transport Links - Transportaton into Hartley Bay can be done through daily scheduled flights with Harbour Air, and Metlakatla Ferries, with two trips per week. Barge charter services are offered out of Prince Rupert and Kitamaat.

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