Carrot Park

Carrot Park, Port Hardy: Hours, Address, Carrot Park Reviews: 4/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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EkMusafir
Pune, India2,206 contributions
Welcome To Port Hardy!
Jul. 2019
You will see the giant signboard ‘Welcome To Port Hardy’ at the Carrot Park, and it offers a photo opportunity to all visitors to this northernmost town of Vancouver Island. There is an unique monument of a half-eaten carrot here reminding residents and visitors of the years of effort to persuade the Provincial Government to extend its road network to the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

It is located in the heart of downtown Port Hardy and there is a waterfront walkway that provides more than a quarter mile of promenade with lovely views of the harbour and the open sea. There is a beautiful lawn and children’s playground and a public washroom nearby. The Port Hardy Visitor Information Centre is also located here. There is a totem and a monument dedicated to the servicemen of the nation. There are also several informative signboards giving information about the wildlife that live around here like orcas, wolves, bears and salmon fish.

It is a good place to visit in Port Hardy, specially if you have driven down the island’s Highway No. 19. This is where the highway terminates.
Written October 3, 2019
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T059736
9 contributions
A nice place to stop and rest...
Jul. 2019
Just a nice walk-about park where there is great scenery and just enough local history to make you feel good. Enough benches for everybody, well maintained and close to downtown.
Enjoy, we did.
Written September 9, 2019
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188petere
Brisbane, Australia1,629 contributions
Was looking unsuccessfully for a beachside restaurant for dinner but found this cute park
May 2019 • Couples
Arrived late in the afternoon and found this little park by accident. The park runs along the waterfront and provides magnificent view across the channel including watching the ferries come and go).

There are a number of items to look at (native art) and stories to read telling you some of the history of the area.

There are basic park facilities (children's play area,amenities, walking path and seats) with adequate car parking places along the road.
Written June 27, 2019
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403Lyn_E
Las Vegas, NM42 contributions
Nice Views and Beach Access
May 2019 • Solo
I stopped here my first day in Port Hardy after a longish drive from Nanaimo. This is a small community park along the waterfront, with stairs that give access to the beach. I spent a relaxing half hour, looking at the park statues, and walking along the stony shore line and enjoying the view across Queen Charlotte Strait.
Written June 21, 2019
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada2,403 contributions
A Park With History
May 2019 • Solo
This is not only a great place to stretch after a long drive, but a chance to understand the history of this area.
Jeanette M has done an accurate and easy to read precis of how this area came to be named "Carrot Park", and anything I might add from my research would be repetitive.Nice work, Jeanette!
While this spot might be the physical/actual end of Hwy 19, the "legal" end is actually across the bay at the ferry terminal. So, those interested in the background history (or those that simply wish to say they drove ALL of Hwy 19) should take a quick trip to the other side of the bay.
The park itself, history aside, has all the amenities expected: children's playground, washrooms, trails, and benches. I particularly enjoyed the Native art and memorials.Whether you are interested in local history, or want to walk and marvel at the views, give this park a try.
Written June 3, 2019
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443davinah
15 contributions
Christmas lights stroll
Dec. 2018 • Family
Family and friends can enjoy the beautiful stunning Christmas lights along the beautiful waterfront of Carrot Park.
Written December 12, 2018
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Jeanette M
Cairns, Australia474 contributions
Something 'Port Hardy' to do while waiting for the ferry
Sep. 2018 • Solo
This harbourside park is named for the trouble the locals had in getting the highway extended all the way north to Port Hardy. They kept having carrots dangled before their noses.
There's a very large, orangey wooden sculpture of a carrot with a bite taken out of it (looks like rodent's teeth marks!) in the park.
There's also a cenotaph dedicated to Canadian servicemen and women, and flagpoles for the Canadian, B.C. & Port Hardy flag.
There are several signs with basic information about: orcas, wolves, etc with photos and First Nations style illustrations.
There's an excellent walking path the length of the park with stunning views of the harbour. This path is paved and flat, making it ideal for walking children, or people with mobility issues.
Best of all, from my point of view, was the beautiful totem pole dedicated to Canadian First Nations servicemen and women. At the top there's an eagle (Air Force) a small salmon (Navy, and the totem carver's clan animal) and a big solid bear holding a copper (Army). This totem is in excellent condition and is very beautiful. They light it up at night.
This would be a great place for a picnic, or just to stretch out on the grass and enjoy the view of the harbour.
Written October 11, 2018
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Carrot Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.


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