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The Alberni Valley Tsunami of 1964

This month marks the 59th anniversary of one of the largest tsunami’s to ever hit British Columbia’s coastline. The 1964 Tsunami On March 27th, 1964 the strongest earthquake to ever hit North America occurred in Anchorage, Alaska. It became known as the “Great Alaskan Earthquake” and measured a massive 9.2 in magnitude. The earthquake was […]

Romantic Spots in Port Alberni

Ideas for Fun and Romance with your Valentine February means the blush on your cheeks is either a cool wind off the Quay or romance is in the air! Whether a new love, long standing, family or BFF. Here are a few of our favourite ways to celebrate Valentine’s month and make our loved ones […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heat Wave: Stay Cool Alberni Valley

It’s no secret that the Alberni Valley is often one of the warmest regions on Vancouver Island. Our hottest June on record was in 2017 when we hit a scorching 34.7 ˚C. Incredibly, this week we are expected to reach a new all-time high of 42 degrees Celsius! While we love the heat and all […]

The Donut Shop – ‘Must Taste’

“The Best Donuts on Vancouver Island” Serving sweet treats with sprinkles of local charm, the Donut Shop in Port Alberni has earned the title “Best Donuts on Vancouver Island” from both locals and travelers alike. From a daily coffee delight or road trip highlight, to wedding sweets and preschool graduation treats, The Donut Shop has been […]