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 feel special!
A Romantic Walk/Hike and Picnic
There is nothing more romantic than a beautiful view and the Alberni Valley just happens to have a multitude of options. We’ve outlined some of our favourites below, and don’t forget to dress appropriately. We all know there’s nothing that puts a damper (pun intended!) on enjoying some quality time with that special someone outdoors than freezing toes (trust us, we know).
“This is a gorgeous spot, right up against the water with a walking path. Beautiful flower beds, shelters with picnic benches. I watched the sunset and the view was spectacular 👌🏻 Definitely making this a frequent spot!” – Ali Jourdan
Cathedral Grove (MacMillan Provincial Park)
“I’m in awe of the beauty of this ancient forest! You’ll love walking amongst these giants. During the rainy season, I do recommend wearing boots. The paths get very muddy.” – Windy Corduroy Photography
A Favourite Waterfall
We couldn’t decide which one we love the most so we thought we’d give you our list of favourites and let you decide.
More Info: Best Waterfall Hikes in the Alberni Valley
“This place is a must see treasure on the island. It is truly an experience like no other to witness the salmon in the waterfalls and a chance to see a bear feasting on them from the river…” – Mike
Give Something Sweet
Definitely one of our favourite parts of Valentine’s Day, the act of giving (and receiving!) something delectable should be high up on your list. Stop in at one of our fine sweet selling shops to get that perfect box of chocolates, a bag of spicy cinnamon hearts or maybe a red and pink glazed donut?
Coombs Country Candy
“… I bought chocolate bars because a portion of the funds are donated towards wildlife, but I went back and bought some more simply because they were SO delicious!” – Sandra
The Sugar Shak
Location: 4-5440 Argyle St, Port Alberni
Contact: 1-250-731-5587 | Facebook
Hours: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Daily
“Amazing options, beautifully homemade chocolate and sweets and prices are reasonable. The owner is so sweet and patient, we had a large group and she was so happy to help us with our sweet tooth!” – Sarah
Location: 5440 Argyle St, Port Alberni
Contact: 1-250-723-2213 | Email | Facebook
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm Daily
“Seriously the best donuts I’ve ever had. They are soft, not too sweet, not greasy and a wonderful selection of flavour options. Too bad this place is a plane ride away for me or i would be a regular customer.” – Angela
Mountain View Bakery & Delicatessen
Location: 4561 Gertrude St, Port Alberni
Contact: 1-250-724-1813 | Facebook
Hours: Tue – Sat 7:30AM – 6:00PM
“The most amazing donuts I’ve ever had. I was passing through on my way to Ucluelet, and I found this place while walking around looking for a coffee shop. It’s not on the main drag so can be easy to miss. Good cappuccino too! Whenever I’m in Port Alberni, I’ll return.” – Real Arborist
Looking for more?
Be sure to check out our events page for even more ideas on what’s happening for the month of February and beyond in the Alberni Valley!