North Coast Trail Backpackers Hostel

An affordable, fun, quality backpacker's hostel in Port Hardy, BC
#101- 8635 Granville Street, Port Hardy | BC, Canada V0N 2P0
Toll free 1-866-448-6303 or Local 250-949-9441

Hike to the crash site of the Dakota 576 which crashed in 1944 during the war. The memorial states it overshot the runway at Port Hardy and ran out of fuel crashing just North of Bear Cove across the bay from Port Hardy, killing two of the three crewmen. This is now a National Heritage Site.

Time: About a 30-40 min hike.

Location: Across from Bear Cove marina 

About The Trail: The trail is very crude but has survey tape marking the route. There are a few steep slopes and many wet stretches but this part of the trail is only about 500 meters long.

The trail includes a fantastic view of Port Hardy.

This trail can be muddy and is best on dry days.