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Best things to do in Malcolm Island

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

History Museum
2 locals recommend
Cafe
1 local recommends
Premise
“ Beautiful Bay Trail starts at Bere Point Campsite and winds along a ridge through stunning rain forest with periodic glimpses of the sea and coastal mountains. It is 5 km one way and if the tide is right you can walk back along the beach. ”
2 locals recommend
Route
“ There is a rubbing beach at Bere Point where the Orcas come in to rub on the rocks as they pass through. Beautiful campground and trails. Great place for a wiener roast.”
1 local recommends
Lodging
“Whales Rub Pub is a good place to relax and watch the ferry come in, meet the locals, hear some fishing stories and sometimes join in for Karaoke night. ”
1 local recommends
Route
“Mateoja Heritage Trail begins on 3rd st and 9th ave above the town. There are numerous decks and benches and boardwalks through marshland and bog. It is a lovely forest trail about 4 miles long.”
1 local recommends
Route
1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“Nature surrounds us on Malcolm Island. We do not have any cougars or bears here so it is safe and relaxing to hike anywhere on the island. We have designated hiking trails and easy access to many beaches. It is very quiet and peaceful here and we have amazing sunsets. ”
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“It has a light house there, nice walking trail, gorgeous beach with beach glass and fabulous views.”
1 local recommends
Route
“Google says Kaleva Road is in Alert Bay but it is on Malcolm Island. It begins just outside of town at the graveyard. There is a 3 km long interpretive nature walk which goes to Mitchell By Rd. It takes about 1.5 hours to return and has viewing platforms, benches and picnic tables to enjoy the view of the beach, ocean and wildlife. ”
1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“We do not have buses or car rentals but the Resource Centre has free bike rentals during the summer. We also have bikes our guests can use. ”
1 local recommends
Premise
“Whale Country Gallery in the lobby of the hotel is where you will find amazing art by local artists. Wood carvings, greeting cards, fabric art and beach glass boards for your patio. See the life size crocodile and the whales tails carved by a local Finnish carver.”
1 local recommends
Street Address
“Nans Hands Gift Shop and Studio. For unique handcrafted gifts. Sally is a primitive rug hooker, crocheter, soap maker, fiber and glass artist and gardener. Her husband is a talented woodworker. Sally also carries a wide selection of art from local artists.”
1 local recommends
Locality
2 locals recommend