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Port McNeill

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Port McNeill is a town in the North Island region of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada with a population of 2,623 (2006). Located on Vancouver Island's north-east shore on Queen Charlotte Strait, it was originally a base camp for loggers. Port McNeill became a settlement in 1936. The town was named after Captain William Henry McNeill of the Hudson's Bay Company.Tourism and locationAlong with housing the headquarters of the Regional District of Mount Waddington, Port McNeill acts as a central hub for all of North Vancouver Island. It offers the only access to the villages of Alert Bay (Cormorant Island) and Sointula (Malcolm Island) via BC Ferries which run daily. Port McNeill Airport is located just 5 minutes South on highway 19. The town is also a popular tourism destination during the summer, with a large population of animals including black bear, cougar, and deer. The town also features a museum and a history revolving around logging.Other informationPort McNeill is also the Hometown of Willie Mitchell, an NHL defenceman for the Florida Panthers and is also the birthplace of Anaheim Ducks defenceman Clayton Stoner. Accounting for 25.7% of the labour force, logging remains the primary employer in Port McNeill and contributes approximately 8% of the total BC timber harvest. The main contractors are Western Forest Products and LeMare Lake Logging. Port McNeill is also the home of the world's largest burl.
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