Welcome to the Alberni Valley


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.

Your Summer Adventure awaits! 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! Need ideas? You can start with this “How to Spend 2 Days in Alberni Valley” or some bigger adventures with Build Your Alberni Bucket List!

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Fire Ban

Effective at 12 p.m. (noon) PDT on Friday, July 12, 2024, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre. This prohibition is being enacted to help prevent human caused wildfires and protect public safety. These prohibitions apply to all public and private land within the Coastal Fire Centre jurisdiction, unless specified otherwise in an […]

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Summer Family Fun Guide for Alberni Valley

Fun Summer Activities for Families! Located in the heart of Vancouver Island, Port Alberni offers a seemingly endless amount summer activities that promise fun for the whole family. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, our charming city is the perfect setting for unforgettable summer memories. Here’s a guide to some of the best family-friendly activities […]

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Live Music & Summer Markets!

Live Music and Summer Markets are the Heartbeat of Port Alberni What to do on Vancouver Island during Summer? With an abundance of sunny lake days and cool forest hikes, the Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island draws a lot of visitors during the hot summer months. Add another level of fun with a mix of […]

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Places To Stay

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.

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