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Sproat Lake

Sproat Lake Provincial Park - Enjoy the beach and view the Petroglyphs.

Tour the Mars Bomber Water Planes and hear the thunder in the sky as they take off.

Enjoy the water ski-boarding competitions.

There are many trails to explore, kayaking, water skiing, canoeing and good fishing.

Vancouver Island Soaring Centre

 Experience the joy of silent flight - Soar the Alberni Valley in a Glider. www.wisc.ca

Thunder In the Valley

Vancouver Island's ONLY 1/4 Mile Drag Races in August at the Regional Airport. www.albernidragracing.com



To Do In

Port Alberni


The Whalers Canoe

The Alberni Valley is home to two Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations', the Hupacasath and the Tseshaht, both a vital part of our thriving community. Be sure not to miss the Nuu-chah--nulth Whalers' Canoe sculpture at Victoria Quay.

Bear Watching from the Boardwalk

In late summer and early fall, visitors can watch black bears catch a salmon directly across from the harbourside boardwalk.





Ride The Rails

Visit our Historic 1912 Railway Station and ride the old Steam Logging Locomotive N97 through the scenic Alberni Valley to the McLean Mill. www.alberniheritage.com


Continuing Maritime History

Day trips to Bamfield, Ucluelet and the Broken Group Islands abord the M.V. Frances Barkley.

This passenger and freight service has been a part of the West Coast for over 60 years. The freighter carries mail, cargo and passengers down the Alberni Inlet from Port Alberni and into Barley Sound to Bamfield or the Broken Group Islands to Ucluelet then returns in the late afternoon. www.ladyrosemarine.com

      Alberni Valley Museum            Learn about Native People's art and culture, early European settlement and our industrial roots from logging to fishing and farming.

          Maritime Discovery Centre                 Dive into the maritime lore of Canada's rugged west coast. Catch the sights and sounds of a modern port at work. Catch the exciting summertime exhibits. Look back at our seafaring history! www.alberniheritage.com

 Alberni Pacific Railway Tour  

Board the working steam locomotive for a ride and discover the romance and excitement of railway life.