Author: Jason Thompson

Alberni Valley Holiday Events

Now that we’ve said goodbye to our warmer-than-usual fall weather, we are (rather briskly) reminded that our Holiday Season is quickly approaching and, although most children will be disappointed, thankfully snow is not in the immediate forecast. This season promises to bring many fun filled events in and around the Alberni Valley, from winter markets […]

Mountain Biking the Alberni Valley

Discover one of Vancouver Island’s Best Mountain Biking Destinations Image: Alberni Valley News A top tier Vancouver Island destination for mountain biking of all skill levels and ages, the Alberni Valley boasts over 150km (and counting) of mountain biking trails and an avid, welcoming mountain biking community. Whether you are an experienced rider or new […]

Halloween Special: Ghosts of the Alberni Valley

Looking for a spooky way to spend this Halloween? Believe it… or not, the Alberni Valley is home a number of rather (in)famous resident ghosts and creatures. We’ve gathered a few of their stories for your spook fulfilled enjoyment. Who knows, maybe you might even want to do a little “ghost busting” yourself! Cameron Lake […]

Autumn Activities in the Alberni Valley

Harvest Season Fun for Everyone There is plenty of fall fun to be had in the Alberni Valley for all ages, and families too! We welcome cooler (yet sunny!) October days with cozy sweaters, warm apple cider, hikes in the forest admiring the changing leaves and watching the salmon jumping at Stamp Falls. Cruise the […]

Port Alberni Salmon Derby and Festival 2022

Going Back to Where It All Began! Port Alberni’s Annual Salmon Derby (with $10,000 worth of prizes!) is heading back to where it all began for its 2022 event. After 50 years of being held in various locations, the 2022 Salmon Derby will be held at the Alberni Valley Tyee Club & Fisherman, home to […]

Port Alberni Craft Beer

If you are a craft beer lover, you will want to be sure to check out all the stops on the BC Ale Trail on Vancouver Island, including 3 fantastic Port Alberni Craft Beer Breweries. Discover  Twin City Brewing,  Dog Mountain Brewing and Alberni Brewing Company.  Each offers a full food menu, and you will […]

Discover the Best Waterfall Hikes in the Alberni Valley

West Coast Waterfall Hikes from Easy to Moderate The beautiful Alberni Valley is home to some of the most wonderful waterfalls on Vancouver Island. If you enjoy hiking or walks in the forest, what better reward for your effort than a picturesque waterfall at the end of the trail! We have gathered some favourite local […]

RV Adventure in the Alberni Valley

Planning your next Vancouver Island RV adventure? The beautiful Alberni Valley has much offer! Port Alberni and the surrounding Alberni Valley is a favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts and RV adventure seekers on Vancouver Island. Choose from a large list of locations offering of RV-friendly campsites, with varying amenities and attractions depending on your road […]

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