Category: family friendly

Free and Almost Free in the Alberni Valley

Have Fun Without Breaking the Bank! The Alberni Valley is home to a seemingly endless list of fun things to do.  From world-class fishing, and extreme sports like kite surfing to fantastic historical attractions like the Mclean Mill or the natural wonders of Cathedral Grove. The great news is, enjoying some of these amazing attractions […]

Forest Bathing

Making Nature Part of your Wellness Practice Ringing in a new year often includes taking some time to reflect on our lifestyles, and add some healthy changes. Living in the Alberni Valley, we can attest that one easy, effective, and very enjoyable healthy habit is spending time in nature. Regardless of the season or the […]

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 […]

Take a Look Into the Past

Exploring the History and Culture of the Alberni Valley The Alberni Valley is home to a rich and fascinating history. It is well worth spending a few hours, (or an entire day for you history buffs) strolling through our amazing museums and heritage centres. You will learn about the history and culture of local First […]

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 […]

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 […]

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