Experience the Magic of Fall in Alberni Valley
As the days grow shorter and the leaves start to change, there’s no better place to embrace the beauty of autumn than Alberni Valley, British Columbia. Nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Vancouver Island, our charming valley transforms into a vibrant tapestry of fall colors and outdoor adventures. Highway 4 is open and the communities of the west coast are ready to welcome you!
Discover the Autumn Wonders of Alberni Valley
Take a leisurely drive through our picturesque valley, where every corner reveals a new burst of red, gold, and orange hues. The iconic Cathedral Grove and the winding Pacific Rim Highway await your exploration.
Lace up your hiking boots and explore the myriad of trails that wind through ancient forests and lead to breathtaking viewpoints. The Alberni Inlet Trail and the Log Train Trail are perfect choices to immerse yourself in nature.
The Alberni Valley is the epicenter of a burgeoning food scene. From fine dining establishments offering the freshest seasonal offerings, to three craft breweries with fare to suit the whole family. Check out the Eat, Shop and Stay page for inspiration.
Savor the flavors of autumn with visits to our local farmers’ markets. Stock up on fresh produce, artisanal goods, and delicious apple pies made from locally-grown fruit. The Spirit Square Farmers’ Market is open year-round and takes place every Saturday from 9:00am-12:00pm.
Fishing & Wildlife Viewing
Fall is prime time for salmon runs in the Alberni Valley. Witness this incredible natural spectacle and keep an eye out for bears, eagles, and other wildlife that frequent our rivers during this season. The Stamp River is one of BC’s top Salmon migration routes where tens of thousands of fish, typically Sockeye, Coho, Chinook and others, find their way to spawning grounds in order to start the cycle over again.
Fall Events & Festivals
Celebrate the bountiful harvest season with our local farmers’, featuring live music and a cornucopia of fall-inspired foods.
Spirit Square Farm Market at Harbour Quay
Port Alberni Farm Market at Cherry Creek
Take in a BCHL Hockey Game with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs
Welcome to the Dawg Pound! The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are a highlight of the community. Youth under the age of 18 attend for free when accompanied by an adult! Witness the spirit of the community at the Dawg Pound. The kick off game of the season is September 30th.
Annual Toy Run
Cheer on the many motorcyclists as they travel in solid formation through the Alberni Valley on the Toy Run, delivering a massive haul of toys for children in the community. Every September.
Plan Your Fall Getaway…
Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventure, relaxation, or simply a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, Alberni Valley has something special to offer during the fall season. Book your stay at one of our cozy lodges, bed and breakfasts, or campgrounds, and wake up to the crisp autumn air and stunning views every day.