July 6th, 2021 – Victoria, BC – The District of Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, Shops Local with Book King Software based in Victoria, BC.
Book King Software is proud to announce their newest local client, the District of Port Hardy. Located at the very northern tip of Vancouver Island, Port Hardy is a destination for outdoor activities including sport fishing, scuba diving, caving, kayaking, recreational boating, hiking, and nature viewing. Before this month, the district was managing their recreation activities manually using pen and paper. Port Hardy will now have world class recreation software to manage their programs and provide the district with a comprehensible system for all things recreation.
The primary focus for this project will see the district implementing Book King’s Registration, Public Access and Point-of-Sale Module. Port Hardy offers a wide range of program activities for the community which will be accessible through Book King’s Public Access website. Users can easily create an account online and begin registering themselves or their children for programs offered by the district. The plan is to have programs and camps up and running by the end of summer, with the intention of adding Book King’s Scheduling Module for facility bookings in the Fall.
Bruce Toogood, President of Book King, noted “We are very pleased to welcome another client on Vancouver Island to our customer list. We love living and working in Victoria on VI.”
Port Hardy’s culture and history begin near the BC Ferries Terminal at Bear Cove – the oldest known site of human habitation on Vancouver Island (circa 5850 BCE). First contact with Europeans occurred in the early 19th century when the steamship S.S. Beaver was sent on an exploratory trip by the Hudson Bay Company (HBC) in 1836. Coal deposits motivated the HBC to establish a fortified trading post at Beaver Harbour a dozen years later. The trading post was named “Fort Rupert” after the company’s governor, Prince Rupert, Duke of Bavaria. Though little of the fort remains today, the Kwakiutl First Nations continue to reside adjacent to the former fort site.
Port Hardy is the largest community on Vancouver Island North. It is the northernmost point of the Island Highway (aka Hwy 19), site of the regional airport and the starting point for the BC Ferries Inside Passage route to Prince Rupert, an epic ocean journey along the Discovery Coast Passage to the mid and north coast and the Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii.
About Book King
Our innovative Book King Recreation Management solution includes: Facility and Resource Scheduling, Activity and Program Registration, Membership Management, Public Access and Point of Sale Modules. Book King is currently used by over 200 organizations in various industries located in Canada, US, and Caribbean to manage over 1,000 locations, 7,500+ facilities, with over 500,000 activity enrollments each year.
For more information on Book King Facility Management Software Solutions or on Pacific Tier Solutions, visit the Web site located at www.bookking.ca or call Book King at 1.888.599.8282