Tri-Conic Challenge Commercial | CTV Vancouver Island

Tri-Conic Challenge Commercial | CTV Vancouver Island

Check out the Tri-Conic Challenge’s brand new commercial with CTV Vancouver Island! Run the Train. Bike the Boat. Swim the Plane. Or do all three! Canada Day Long Weekend, 2017. www.triconic.ca

Get Outta Town: Port Alberni | Kama Money & Sarah Etoile

Get Outta Town: Port Alberni | Kama Money & Sarah Etoile

 

Port Alberni is no stranger to overcoming adversity. In 1964, a powerful tsunami flooded homes, flipped over cars, and shook up the people who called this area home. Port Alberni and Alberni were twin cities, which became so intertwined that they amalgamated in 1967. Now singularly known as Port Alberni, the community was a booming mill town that was among the wealthiest in Canada. Many mourn the drought of our resource-based wealth and are paralyzed by memories of ‘the good old days’. A progressive grassroots movement is reflecting on the past to create ripples for the future. We are challenging our underdog status as ‘the place tourists stop to get beer and gas on the way to Tofino, and capturing the attention of the 10,000 cars that drive through every day.

Telus Optik Local Films | Port Alberni

Telus Optik Local Films | Port Alberni

Port Alberni was once a booming mill town that was among the wealthiest in Canada. This new film project with Telus Optik Local captures the compelling stories of locals as they reflect on the past and reimagine their future. 

Haven Living | Port Alberni.

Haven Living | Port Alberni.

Desja Walker. Creator. Innovator. Entrepreneur. Mom of Three. Not afraid to get her hands dirty. 

Top Five Things to Do in Fall: Alberni Valley

Top Five Things to Do in Fall: Alberni Valley

‘Tis the season of pumpkin spice lattes, hot yoga, and blanket scarves.  The leaves are changing, school is back in session, and a crisp chill fills the air. Hello cozy flannel shirts and bonfires! 

West Coast Edge | Port Alberni

West Coast Edge | Port Alberni

Blaine & Patricia Pouliot. West Coasters. Entrepreneurs. Own Vancouver Island's only ATV adventure company. 

girlonaboard | Port Alberni.

girlonaboard | Port Alberni.

Nicole Eden: Adventurer. Entrepreneur. Mother. Yoga & Kiteboard Instructor. Splits her time between Baja, Mexico and Port Alberni, Canada. 

Jane Austen Festival. July 8 & 9. Port Alberni.

Jane Austen Festival. July 8 & 9. Port Alberni.

Embrace your inner Elizabeth Bennet or Mr. Darcy at Port Alberni's Jane Austen Festival. Dress in period Regency costume for a brunch, tea, supper and ball. . . and be part of the official Guinness Book of World Records count! 

Tri-Conic Challenge. Canada Day Long Weekend 2017. Port Alberni.

Tri-Conic Challenge. Canada Day Long Weekend 2017. Port Alberni.

Be Tri-Conic: Run the Train. Bike the Boat. Swim the Plane. Canada Day Weekend 2017

Designed by Alicia LaRue of Thrive Designs. 

Designed by Alicia LaRue of Thrive Designs. 

ARE YOU TRI-CONIC?

Celebrate our rich history and stunning scenery in the Tri-Conic Challenge.  Participants of all levels will run against the 1929 No.7 Baldwin Steam Train to McLean’s Mill National Historic Site, bike against the 1958 Frances Barkley boat to Bamfield and swim in Sproat Lake: home of the 1945 Martin Mars Water Bomber during a three day staged triathlon. Come test your true mettle Canada Day Long Weekend 2017 (June 30, 2017 to July 3, 2017)

Do you have what it takes to be Tri-Conic? 

Photo by Dan Fredlund. 

Photo by Dan Fredlund. 

STEAM
TRAIN

muuna (train)

RUN - DAY 1 (JULY 1ST, 2017)

All-out foot races begin at the Harbour Quay E&N Railway Train Station, home of Port Alberni's iconic 1929 No. 7 Baldwin Steam Train.

This event started it all! Known on its own as the No. 7 Challenge, runners will race the train on its 10K long journey from our busting waterfront, through town, and out towards McLean Mill National Historic Site - Canada's only operating Steam Powered Mill. 

Event starts at 8:00am.

Photo by Dan Fredlund. 

Photo by Dan Fredlund. 

FRANCES
BARKLEY

p̕inw̕ał (ship)

BIKE - DAY 2 (JULY 2ND, 2017)

Full-tilt bike races start at Port Alberni's scenic Harbour Quay, home of the iconic 1958 M.V. Frances Barkley. Cyclists will embark on an epic road race along the Bamfield Road to meet the Frances Barkley in the picturesque coastal community of Bamfield. 

Once there, participants will be treated to a delicious Salmon feast on the stunning Pachena Bay Beach, owned and operated by our friends at Huu-ay-aht First Nations. 

Event starts at 8:00 am.

 

Photo Dan Fredlund.   

Photo Dan Fredlund. 

 

SPROAT
LAKE

matuk (plane)

SWIM - DAY 3 (JULY 3RD, 2017)

Extreme open-water swims begin on beautiful Sproat Lake Provincial Park, which has been the home-base for Coulson's iconic 1945 Martin Mars Flying Tankers

Though the 'Phillippine and Hawaii' Water Bombers are 'retired' from active duty, swimmers will pass by the Bomber Base and/or the iconic Ka-ka'win Petroglyphs, fascinating and intricate stone carvings believed to pre-date modern history. 

Event starts at 9:00am.  

Proudly hosted by the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce: www.albernichamber.ca

Proudly hosted by the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce: www.albernichamber.ca

WHAT DOES IT COST/HOW DO I REGISTER?

Registration is through our Event page on RACEROSTER.COM. There you will be able to find a full pricing breakdown as well as more specific information on bundling your registration.

Registration Packages to be picked up June 30th, 2017 at Port Alberni Multiplex - home of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Junior A Hockey Team. The 'Pound', as we call it, will also host our Tri-Conic Kickoff Event.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? CONTACT THE TRI-CONIC CHALLENGE TEAM AT CHALLENGE@TRICONIC.CA

Check out our website at www.triconic.ca

Photo by Dan Fredlund. 

Photo by Dan Fredlund. 

Celebrate Canada Day at Sproat Lake Landing: July 1. Port Alberni

Celebrate Canada Day at Sproat Lake Landing: July 1. Port Alberni

Oh, Canada.  Celebrate our country's 149th birthday with a jaw-dropping fireworks display at Sproat Lake Landing. Kick off your day with a leisurely hike to the scenic Weiner Falls, then indulge in a locally-sourced, mouthwatering meal and refreshing drink on the lakefront. 

Then, sit back and be entertained by local musicians and First Nations cultural performers and inspired by creative art demonstrations.

Or why not test the waters on a rented canoe, paddle board or kayak? For an extra-special experience, check out the VIP packages available.  Looking forward to seeing you at this exciting celebration of Canada: True North Strong and Free!

Kick off to Summer Cruise with YPAV—Young Professionals of the Alberni Valley. Port Alberni

Kick off to Summer Cruise with YPAV—Young Professionals of the Alberni Valley. Port Alberni

See the summer sunset reflect on the water and hear the bass bumping aboard the boat. Feel the sun’s warmth on your back and the evening breeze ripple through your hair.

Taste the mouth-watering appetizers and a refreshing bevvy. Brainstorm and exchange business cards with new contacts.  Contribute to the community with all proceeds supporting local projects.

Experience the celebration of summer with friends old and new.

The annual YPAV: Kick Off to Summer Cruise is back! 

Solstice Arts Festival June 17-19. Port Alberni.

Feel the spark of creative inspiration and child-like delight you feel at the vibrant colours. Embrace the chance to get a little bit messy. Hear the reverberation of outdoor troubadours sharing their storied melodies. Express the deep belly laugh and genuine tear at fringe-style theatrical spectacle. Come join us in the celebration of sunkissed-summer days, unabashedly imaginative expression, and lovingly handcrafted creations. Let’s shut down the street and dance the night away.