Are you ready to be awe-struck by our majestic snow-capped mountains, massive trees born during the crusades, and rushing rivers transforming into ocean? Come catch a brag-worthy chinook or snap photos of bears from our boardwalk. Be welcomed onto the traditional Nuu-chah-nulth territory of the Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations. Consider the freedom you could feel in our central island location and our affordable cost of living.
This is Port Alberni: The Heart of Vancouver Island. Come see for yourself.
Be awed by stunning scenery of mountain peaks and majestic waterfalls. Choices range from chip & gravel trails to rocky outcroppings, through ancient growth forests, up craggy mountains, and along jaw-dropping canyons.
Fall asleep to nature’s own version of ‘white noise’: rushing waters, lapping waves, or wind whispering through branches. Wake up in the wilderness, surrounded by forest, lake, river, or ocean. Feel rejuvenated by our fresh, crisp, air.
Playful by nature? Well, we’ve got a treat for you. Water. Wind & Air. Land. Even Rail.
Love to play on water? Try paddle boarding, dragon boating, outrigging, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding or even renting a houseboat.
Prefer Wind and Air? Try Kite surfing, glider ride or zip lining
More of a Land person? Try racing the train in the No. 7 Challenge 10K, hiking, biking, ATV rides, horseback rides, Thunder in the Valley drag races, or riding your motorbike at the Toy Run
How about Rail? Take the No. 7 1929 Baldwin ex-logging locomotive to McLean’s Mill National Historic Site, or perhaps the Speeder on Alberni Pacific Railway. There are themed rides throughout the season including a Pirate Train and fake-robbery.