Port Hardy’s premier First Nations destination hotel, offering 85 guest rooms and a curated selection of authentic local Indigenous arts and culture.
GilaKas’la! Welcome to Kwa’lilas Hotel. Kwa’lilas is a kwak’wala word used by Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw people meaning a place to sleep. A group of Elders chose this word in hopes that travelers and guests would find a peaceful rest after a day of exploration on the Northern Vancouver Island.
Our History goes back over 12,000 years where our old people lived off the land and waters of our old countries. Travelling by sea between our villages allowed families to practice our culture through ceremonies like feasts, and potlatching. We also travelled to surrounding villages for trading and harvesting.
Amenities at Kwa’lilas Hotel
Enjoy the hospitality at ha’me’ Restaurant where local, fresh west coast cuisine is served daily; enjoy cool refreshments and small plate snacks in the relaxed atmosphere of nax’id’ Pub; or browse the local Indigenous art collection in the gift boutique, lobby and throughout the hotel. At Kwa’lilas Hotel, you can enjoy your stay your way.
Destination: Port Hardy
Port Hardy offers a wealth of outdoor activities and cultural experiences. Spend a relaxing day at San Josef Bay, venture out on the Salish sea in search of whales or learn about the culture and history of the area at the museum.