Spring in the Alberni Valley

Spring Adventures Await in the Alberni Valley

Going for a stroll in the Alberni Valley, Port Alberni, Vancouver Island

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 for travellers of every age to explore during the spring season.

Family Fun at Shannon Farms Dairy Tour

Begin your springtime escapade with a visit to Shannon Farms, a picturesque dairy farm located in the heart of the Alberni Valley. Embark on a guided tour and immerse yourself in the daily operations of a working farm. From exploring the barns to learning about dairy farming practices, this hands-on experience offers a glimpse into rural life that is both educational and sure to delight all ages.

Address: 8865 Beaver Creek Road (map)
Tour Details
: Tour times begin at 1:45 pm, and are approximately 1.5 hours
Rates: $15 per adult, $10 per child (aged 5-12). Children under five are free
(Minimum rate of $60 per tour)
Contact: Email | Website

Bird Watching

Bird Watching at Burde St Ponds in Port Alberni

Photographer: Daryl Henderson – Bird Alberni Website

For nature lovers and bird enthusiasts, Port Alberni boasts an array of prime birding spots waiting to be discovered. From the tranquil shores of Burde Street Ponds to the bustling waterfront of Harbour Quay, and the scenic Roger Creek Nature Trail, there’s no shortage of opportunities to spot a diverse range of avian species in their natural habitat. Whether you’re a seasoned birder or a novice enthusiast, bird watching in Port Alberni promises an unforgettable experience filled with sightings of waterfowl, forest birds, and migratory visitors.

More info can be found at Bird Alberni

Visit McLean Mill for a  Tour

McLean Mill National Historic Site

Step back in time and uncover the rich history of Port Alberni with a tour of the McLean Mill National Historic Site. Explore the remnants of a bygone era as you wander through the rustic buildings and learn about the region’s logging and lumbering heritage. From guided tours to self-guided explorations, there’s plenty to discover at this historic landmark that celebrates the resilience and ingenuity of the early pioneers who shaped the landscape of Vancouver Island.

Address: 5633 Smith Rd, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8Z1 (map)
Contact: (250) 723-1376 | Website
Admission: By Donation (Self-guided Tour)
Guided Tours: $18 Adults | $12 Teens/Seniors | $5 Kids (5 & under free)

A Round of Golf

golfing in the alberni valley on vancouver island

Hollies Executive Golf Course

Vancouver Island boasts the mildest climate in Canada, which means those who love golf can get an early start on their season! Port Alberni offers two exceptional golf courses that promise an unforgettable day on the greens. Tee off at the Alberni Golf Club or enjoy a casual round at the Hollies Executive Golf Course, where scenic fairways and stunning views provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable golfing experience.

Have a Picnic in the Park

View of Canal Beach Park open grassy field

Plan a leisurely afternoon soaking up the gentle sunshine with a picnic in one of Port Alberni’s scenic parks. Whether you choose the waterfront charm of Canal Beach or the tranquil ambiance of Victoria Quay, each park offers a serene setting to relax and enjoy the beauty of the season.

Check out our detailed blog post “A Picnic in the Park” for more info!

Embrace Springtime Adventures in Port Alberni

Springtime in Port Alberni invites visitors to embark on a journey of exploration and discovery amidst the natural beauty and rich heritage of Vancouver Island. So pack your bags, lace up your hiking boots, and prepare to experience the wonders of spring in this captivating coastal community.

For more itinerary ideas see our Spring Activities page!