Mount Waddington Accommodations

Island health has acquired a number of accommodations to assist those working temporarily or permanently in the Mount Waddington area. These accommodations are used by Island Health RNs and LPNs that travel to Mt. Waddington to pick up casual work. For new hires to the area that have accepted a temporary or permanent position, these accommodations may be provided on a temporary basis (dependent on availability) while looking for permanent housing. 

Currently, Island Health offers accommodations in Alert Bay and Port McNeill with the aim to add more. 

Alert Bay Accommodations

There are currently four Island Health owned accommodations (with more to come) located within the quaint village Alert Bay to support Cormorant Island Community Health Centre (CICHC). 

CICHC Onsite Accommodations

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These Island Health owned, shared accommodation is conveniently located on site at Cormorant Island Community Health Centre. This location is ideal for nurses who are flying in without access to a vehicle. These are shared accommodations with three bedrooms and a modern open-concept kitchen and living room.

Included Amenities:
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Linens and towels
  • Dishes, cutlery, cookware

Blue House

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The Blue House is a three bedroom character home situated on a grassy corner lot with ocean views on Gatu Road.  It is a three minute drive or eighteen minute walk to CICHC, and a three minute drive or sixteen minute walk from the Alert Bay Ferry Terminal.

Included Amenities:
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Linens and towels
  • Dishes, cutlery, cookware

 

Holly House

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Holly House is a two bedroom character home with ocean views located on Alder Road.  This shared accommodation boasts an updated kitchen and open-concept living room. It is a five minute drive or twenty-five minute walk to CICHC, and a three minute drive or nine minute walk from the Alert Bay Ferry Terminal.

Included Amenities:
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Linens and towels
  • Dishes, cutlery, cookware

Fir Street House

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The Fir Street house is a one bedroom lower suite directly across from the beach and ocean. This cozy suite has an open concept kitchen and living room and unique yard with eclectic decorations.  It is a seven minute drive or forty minute walk to CICHC, and a four minute drive or twenty-three minute walk from the Alert Bay Ferry Terminal.  

Included Amenities:
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Linens and towels
  • Dishes, cutlery, cookware

About Cormorant Island Community Health Centre (CICHC) 

Cormorant Island Community Health Centre (CICHC) has four inpatient beds and an Emergency Department with two stretchers, one cast/gyne room, one trauma bay, and one COVID triage room to service approximately 1,200 island residents.

About Alert Bay

The Village of Alert Bay is located on the traditional Kwakwaka'wakw territory. The 'Namgis First Nation has the largest population on the island, with 700 residents. The Village of Alert Bay has a population of 500-600 residents, and the remainder of the island's population is the Whe-la-la-u Area Council, which represents four of Kwakwaka'wakw Tribes (approximately 250 people) and the Regional District of Mount Waddington (35 people.)
Alert Bay is a 40 minute ferry ride from Port McNeill on the new hybrid-electric vessel Island Aurora and has a rich history, hosting some of the region’s finest historical and cultural artifacts and totem poles. Click here for a deeper look at the region. 

Port McNeill Accommodations

There is one Island Health owned accommodations (with more to come) located within Port McNeill to support Port McNeill Hospital (PMH).

Quatsino House

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The Quatsino House, a two bedroom half-duplex shared accommodation with stunning ocean views, is located at the quiet corner of Quatsino Crescent and Pine Street in Port McNeill.  It is a three minute drive or a fourteen minute walk to PMH. 

Included Amenities:

Wifi
Smart TV
Kitchen
Washer/Dryer
Linens and towels
Dishes, cutlery, cookware

About Port McNeill Hospital

Located 195 kilometers north of Campbell River, Port McNeill Hospital (PMH) has 10 inpatient beds, an Emergency Department with four stretchers and a trauma room to service approximately 3000 Vancouver Island citizens.

About Port McNeill

Port McNeill is the second-largest community on the North Island and falls within the traditional territories of the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples. The area is a regional centre for ecotourism including wildlife viewing, whale watching, grizzly bear safaris, diving, sea kayaking and fresh and saltwater fishing included. Port McNeill is the gateway to the Broughton Archipelago and offers the only access to the villages of Alert Bay and Sointula via BC Ferries. Click here for more information.

Port Hardy Accommodations

Island Health currently offers seven newly renovated apartments in Port Hardy to support Port Hardy Hospital (PHH).

Creekside Apartments

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Conveniently located only 8 minutes by foot to Port Hardy Hospital, these newly renovated two-bedroom (shared) and one-bedroom (private) suites are bright, modern and desirable for professionals. 
Included:

Included Amenities:
  • Wifi
  • Smart TV
  • Kitchen
  • Linens & towels
  • Dishes, cutlery, cookware
  • Onsite coin-operated laundry

About Port Hardy Hospital

Port Hardy Hospital (PHH) is located in the northernmost District on Vancouver Island. It has twelve inpatient beds, an Emergency Department with four stretchers and a trauma room, and it is the low-risk obstetrics site on the North Island.

About Port Hardy

Port Hardy is the largest community in the Regional District of Mount Waddington. Built along the shores of a natural deep water harbour the area is rich in beauty and natural resources.
Port Hardy is falls within the traditional territory of the Kwakiutl First Nations on the northern-most tip of Vancouver Island. In addition to being the home of the Kwakiutl, the District is also home to two neighbouring First Nations bands — the Quatsino and Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw. Approximately 35% of the local population is of First Nations descent. Click here for more information.

 

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