Sunday, February 25, 2024

This hidden gem is one of the most remote pubs on Vancouver Island (VIDEO)


Are you an outdoor enthusiast looking for a place to stop on your remote adventures? 

Look no further!

The Scarlet Ibis Pub, located in Holberg, is the most remote pub on Vancouver Island. 

The Scarlet Ibis sits in the middle of a long logging road connecting Port Hardy and Cape Scott Provincial Park, in a town of under 100 people. 

The pub has great views from their patio as well as their own Lager. 

They also serve Pale Ale brewed by Longwood Brewery, with a part of their profits going toward the maintenance of the trails in Cape Scott Provincial Park!

A community staple for nearly 50 years, the Scarlet Ibis was once a bunkhouse brought to Holberg in five pieces from Port Hardy. 

According to the pub’s website, a logger named Art Jones had a dream of opening an English style pub, and that is what he did. Art’s wife Ruby chose the name because the location reminded her of the place she was born, Jamaica.

Digital creators Meagan and Andy, of @fuelforthesole on Instagram, visited the unique location and created some content from their travels! 

You can watch the reel below: 

The Scarlet Ibis Pub

  • Location: E Hardy Way, Holberg
  • Hours: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday

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