Category: activities

All Aboard the Alberni Pacific Railway

A Journey Through Time in Port Alberni The Alberni Valley is buzzing with excitement as the Alberni Pacific Railway (APR) makes its grand return. Operated by the Western Vancouver Island Industrial Heritage Society (WVIIHS), this historic railway offers a unique experience that blends education, adventure, and nostalgia. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor […]

Spring in the Alberni Valley

Spring Adventures Await in the Alberni Valley As the Vancouver Island landscape comes alive with the vibrant colours of spring, the Alberni Valley is a favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure and tranquility. We invite you to explore the stunning landscapes surrounding Port Alberni, a charming coastal community offering a great range of activities […]

Kiteboarding in Port Alberni

Strong Thermal Winds Make Port Alberni a Top Vancouver Island Destination for High-flying Kiteboarding! If you’re an outdoor enthusiasts seeking an adrenaline rush on the water, look no further than our own Alberni Valley. While we are definitely known for our stunning landscapes and laid-back lifestyle, we’re also building a strong reputation as a prime […]

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 his homelands stems […]

Storm Watching on Vancouver Island’s West Coast

Port Alberni is BC’s Gateway to Three Prime Storm Watching Locations! Storm watching on Vancouver Island’s West Coast has become a thrilling, awe-inspiring and favourite pastime for locals and visitors. Each year, between November and March, the Pacific Ocean sends gigantic waves crashing against the shore, creating a mesmerizing and dramatic view that brings nature […]

Holiday Gift Ideas

Tis the season for Giving. Here are some favourite local Alberni Valley experiences for amazing gifts, sharing meaningful time with family and friends, and building community! START WITH SPIRIT Visit the Christmas wonderland at Naesgaard’s Farm & Market in Port Alberni. This holiday tradition created by Helgie Naesgaard and his wife, Mary Ann over the past […]

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 Alberni Valley holiday events, from winter markets to festive concerts, […]

A Thriving Arts Community

The Alberni Valley has long been known for its natural beauty and picturesque scenery but many don’t know that it also harbours a thriving arts community. Port Alberni is indeed home to a diverse array of artistic talents, from public and private galleries showcasing local talent to a rich indigenous art scene that reflects the […]