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 trip style. A perfect home base for day trips makes the region an extremely popular Vancouver Island destination, and we recommend reserving as far in advance as possible.
Activities for RV travellers are limitless, many within easy access from your campground. The Alberni Valley is renown for incredible forest, mountain, and waterfall views and hiking trails, wildlife watching and sport fishing. Those seeking something more extreme will find excellent opportunities for activities like kite surfing, mountain biking, zip lining or wake boarding.
We have put together a quick list of Port Alberni RV Campground services and essentials to help you plan your motorhome trip!
RV Friendly Campgrounds
The Arrowvale grounds has scenic riverside campsites and two luxurious cedar cottages. It is also located in close proximity to Collins Farm, which produces grass fed beef, local polyfloral honey, as well as fresh pumpkins and delectable Maple syrup seasonally. If that wasn’t enough, Collins Farms also keeps a beautiful team of Canadian horses.
RV Adventurer’s Note: New for 2022. Arrowvale has been busy installing the infrastructure to offer full service (power, water & sewer) on select sites. To find out more, contact Arrowvale directly.
Ideal if you are looking for… Peace and quiet with a family atmosphere.
Location: 12 minutes from Port Alberni
Sites: 40 Tenting/RV (power & water), 13 Tenting, 2 Cottages
Amenities: Washrooms, showers, power and water hookups to most sites.
“This is our favourite Vancouver Island campground. The setting is very picturesque, the varied treed and open sites are ample size for our 33′ Class A, the power and water connections are well done and as we left this fall, the owners were installing sewer connections, a huge task. The owners / hosts are the most pleasant and accommodating people you can imagine. They will go out of their way to make sure you are happy. The setting along the river, the walking trails, the safe family atmosphere and the down to earth nature of the owners will make you want to return. We plan to do so for many years to come.” – Bill (source: Google)
Located on the outskirts of Port Alberni just five minutes from the city centre, Timberlodge RV & Campground is renowned for its hospitality and excellent service. They offer 39 RV sites with full hook-ups and 22 recently renovated motel rooms, plus a host of modern amenities for your comfort, including: Free high-speed wireless internet, indoor heated swimming pool (summer season only)
RV Adventurer’s Note: Take a short drive, or get adventurous and make the 20 minute walk over to the popular, can’t miss it “Hole in the Wall” nature attraction. A must see when visiting the Alberni Valley.
Ideal if you are looking for… Close proximity to amenities but far away enough to enjoy some peace and quiet.
Location: 2404 Timberlane Rd, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8P2 (Map)
Sites: 39 (full-service)
Amenities: Free high-speed wireless internet, indoor heated swimming pool (summer season only)
Reservations: (250) 723-9415
“The new RV Park they just put in is beautiful” – Trina (source: Google)
China Creek Campground offers an immersive Vancouver Island RV camping experience. Relax in one of our 250 tent or RV campsites with beautiful forested or beachfront scenery. We have sites that offer full service hookups or authentic wilderness camping experience in un-serviced sites. Camping is available either nightly or seasonally.
RV Adventurer’s Note: Offering over-sized and full or partial serviced sites, so you can have all the convenient amenities such as water, hydro, septic and on-site sani-dump services.
Ideal if you are looking for… Family atmosphere and water sports.
Location: 19 minutes from Port Alberni
Sites: 70 Tent/RV (power, water, sewer), 100 Tent/RV (power, water), 80 Tent/RV (basic)
Amenities: Washrooms, showers, laundry, marina
Reservations: Online | Email | 250-723-9812
“My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at China Creek Campsite. The weather was beautiful and the bathrooms and showers were very clean, especially for a campground. There are plenty of trails that extend from the grounds so you can venture out watching all the kite boarders from the beach was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Everything was pretty quiet at night time which was nice as I am a light sleeper and the staff were incredibly sweet and helpful (shout out to Selene in the office who went above and beyond to make our stay memorable!) We will definitely be coming back.” – Raine (source: Tripadvisor)
A cottage Style Motel and Campground situated in the heartland of Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim region. The Somass Motel’s mid-island location in Port Alberni makes it the perfect base for day trips throughout the Pacific Rim and Central Vancouver Island areas.
RV Adventurer’s Note: All RV site are full or partial serviced sites on gravel parking pads.
Ideal if you are looking for… Quiet, laid-back, central location.
Location: 5279 River Rd, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 6Z3
Sites: 2 (power & water), 4 (full service),
Amenities: Washrooms, showers, laundry, wifi
Reservations: Online | Email | 1 800 927-2217
“The site was clean and tidy. The facilities were great and the owner was very helpful and welcoming. It’s also in a fantastic spot to wander down to the river and watch the boats come and go. Really glad we stayed here!!!” – Mark (source: Google)
Stamp River R V Park
There are 2 km of walking trails at this park. A 0.5 km trail leads from the parking lot at the day-use area to the fish ladder. A lookout above the fish ladder has great views of the river and spawning salmon in the autumn. Signs at this point offer information about the fish spawning cycle. The trails continue through the forest. There is also a loop trail that overlooks the river.
Ideal if you are looking for… Easy access to hiking trails.
Location: Follow Hwy #4 past Port Alberni and turn onto Beaver Creek Road. Follow signs to the park
Type: Provincial Park
Sites: 23 (unserviced)
Amenities: Washrooms, drinking water
Reservations: Online | 250-723-6640
RV Service and Maintenance
Arbutus RV & Marine Sales Ltd
Featuring a wide variety of RV’s and Camper Sales and Service, Arbutus RV & Marine Sales can cater to almost any adventure!
- BC’s largest selection of new and used RV’s
- RV Service and Repairs
- Trades and Consignment options
Location: 5540 Beaver Creek Rd, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8X6 (Map)
Contact: Sales – (778) 784-2451 Service – (250) 724-5544 | Email | Website
Sales Hours: 9:00AM-6:00PM Monday-Saturday | 11:00AM-4:00PM Sunday
Parts and Service Hours: 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday-Saturday | Closed on Sunday
Port Alberni Sani-Dump Station
There are two locations in Port Alberni to manage your RV waste removal.
Stocking Up for your Adventure
Stock up on: All of your hunting and fishing needs
Location: 4985 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni (Map)
Contact: (250) 723-1172
Hours: 8:00AM-6:00PM Monday-Saturday | 9:00AM-5:00PM Sunday
Stock up on: Outdoor Essentials
Location: Alberni Mall, 3550 Johnston Rd Unit 51, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7W8 (Map)
Contact: (250) 720-0085
Hours: 8:00AM-7:00PM Monday-Friday | 8:00AM-6:00PM Saturday | 9:00AM-5:00PM Sunday
Tyler’s No Frills
Stock up on: Groceries
Location: 3455 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8K1 (Map)
Contact: +1 866-987-6453
Hours: 8:00AM-9:00PM Daily