About Us


The Managers - FRANK AND KELLY VAN ELST

Frank and Kelly van Elst , our Park Managers, are big cheerleaders for the North Island. They have spent many hours and days exploring all those cool hidden corners of our region including a stint off-grid on Hanson Island at Double Bay. Frank comes to us with a strong mechanical background and a keen interest in all things RV. Frank is out-going and very approachable so feel free to ask him any questions you may have. He is also a very avid fisherman - happy to provide free consultations to keep your lines tight! Kelly has an extensive customer service and management background and strives to meet any needs you may have. One of Kelly's favourite past-times is enjoying the beautiful outdoors - camping, gardening, boating or just simply savouring the Alder Bay sunsets! She loves hearing all about our guests' adventures so stop by the office to share some of your experiences! Contact Frank and Kelly at stay@alderbay.com or use our easy contact form.

THE OWNERS - BROCKWAY, MCGRADY AND SHARPE FAMILIES

 As owners, we mostly try to stay out of the way and let our Park Managers run the Park. We are three families all with a long and varied history of living and working in and around Northern Vancouver Island. We all have a passion for this region! The McGrady and Brockway families own and operate Farewell Harbour Lodge not far from Alder Bay. The Sharpe family are deeply rooted on the North Island raising their family and operating their businesses in Port McNeill for the past 35 years. The McGradys reside in Comox and the Brockways live in Spokane. You might see us around the park hauling recycling or cutting grass! 

MANAGING PARTNER - TIM MCGRADY

Tim works closely with our Park Managers, Frank and Kelly, to ensure our team does our very best to provide a high quality experience for our valued guests.  Tim spends his summers as General Manager of Farewell Harbour Lodge and winters down in southern Comox with his family where he logs as much time as he can at Mt Washington Alpine Resort. Contact Tim at tim@alderbay.com