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Visit Port Alberni and the Alberni Valley
ADVENTURE FOUND HERE, ALL YEAR!
This Vancouver Island destination has much to offer. Carved by glaciers, sheltered by mountains, the Alberni Valley is a brilliant ecosystem, protected by a group of communities working together and enjoying this amazing space. Discover old growth forest and west coast beaches, waterfalls and mountain views. Outdoor enthusiasts with a taste for the extreme will find breathtaking hikes, mountain biking, zip lines and kiteboarding, with west coast surfing just a bit further down the road. If it gets your pulse racing, you can find it in the Alberni Valley.
Those seeking a more relaxing pace, might explore walking trails under ancient canopies, watching bears from the boardwalk, or spending a day fishing or tubing on Sproat Lake. Take in some of our history, with a visit to the Maritime Discovery Centre, Maclean Mill Site or Port Alberni Museum. There’s lots to see and do for everyone!
Here are some ideas to help Build Your Alberni Bucket List and plan your Alberni Valley adventure!
New from the AVT Blog
Celebrate BC National Forest Week September 17–23, 2023 National Forestry Week in the Alberni Valley is celebrated each year during the 3rd week in September. It’s a great way to learn more one of our most important ecosystems, while promoting awareness and honouring the vital role that forests play in our lives. It also provides […]
Aptly named Canada’s Fishing Capital by the World Fishing Network, Port Alberni is widely known to have the best fishing on the planet. Located in the heart of Vancouver Island, the Alberni Valley attracts anglers year around, with special interest in Chinook and Coho starting in June, Tuna arriving in September, and Halibut beginning their […]
Nestled on the picturesque Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Sproat Lake stands as a serene paradise that captivates visitors with its stunning natural beauty, abundant recreational activities, and a sense of tranquility that soothes the soul. This hidden gem of Port Alberni is a year-round destination that offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, […]
THINGS TO DO
Salmon Festival, Bears on the Boardwalk, ocean playgrounds, boutique shops, and delicious restaurants.
Fishing, hiking, biking, camping, swimming, living, loving, and simply being – from relaxed to extreme!
The Alberni Valley is a place of community, and you’ll notice the difference as soon as you check in. Warm greetings, comfy beds, delicious treats, and a sense of safety you can’t find in the big city. From retro motels to a full facility hotel, we have something for everyone.