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Visit Port Alberni and 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.

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!

New from the AVT Blog

Inspire a Love for Alberni Valley – Indigenous Culture

The Alberni Valley sits on the unceded traditional territories of the Tseshaht and Hupačasath First Nations. Tseshaht First Nation Elected Chief Councillor Ken Watts was born and raised on his traditional territory of Tseshaht First Nation, which, along with that of the Hupačasath First Nation, encompasses the entire Alberni Valley. For Watts, his connection to […]

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Inspire a Love for Alberni Valley – Shop and Stroll

As autumn sets in, the Alberni Valley grows a little quieter. This turn of the seasons is marked by the rich, golden leaves that blanket the intricate trail system at the base of the Beaufort Range, along with the jumping salmon who have made their way back to the Stamp River to spawn. While the […]

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Inspire a Love for Alberni Valley – Nature Meets Urban

The “Inspire a Love for Alberni Valley” campaign is all about celebrating the love that residents have for their hometown and encouraging tourism that honors and respects local culture, people, and the environment.   While we see high visitation in the summer months in the Alberni Valley, we’re here to inform you that the shoulder […]

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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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