Outdoor enthusiasts will love Port Alberni. With parks and nature hikes on the Mount Arrowsmith Trail, there is a lot to explore!
Perhaps you want to spend time walking a gentle trail beside the ocean, listening to the birds call, and taking the chance to see seals, sea lions, dolphins, porpoises, or (if you’re one of the lucky ones) orcas and humpback whales. Maybe you want to get away into nature with a challenging hike to the top of Mount Arrowsmith where you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view of the Salish Sea, distant islands, and the unforgettable Tantalus Range on the mainland.
A more sedate outing is what you’re looking for? Spectacular rounds at Hollies Executive Golf Course or The Alberni Golf Club where you’ll hunt for a different kind of birdie against a backdrop of mountains will be memories for years.
Grab a local piece from Port Alberni to remember your visit. Cloud City Apparel is a brand and clothing outlet that sells clothes inspired by the West Coast. Cloud City can also make custom printed clothing based on your ideas or your designs! Are you feeling inspired by the West Coast?
Looking to relax after a day of exploring? Visit the Cloud Nine Collective Wellness Spa for massages or facials.
Tour The Port Alberni Fish Hatchery to discover the fascinating life cycle of an animal so critical in the history of the First Nations here.
Visit our local National Historic Site, the McLean Mill Historic Park, where you’ll step back in time and explore the history of logging in the local area.
Take a boat tour of Barkley Sound or go all the way to Ucluelet. Slip through calm waters and watch for seals, sealions, and orcas. Explore a side of The Island that only a select few experience as you cruise past the islands of The Alberni Inlet.
Dock your own boat after spending a day exploring the coves and sounds of Vancouver Island. This go-at-your-own pace adventure is perfect for families and even if you just want to slow down. Facilities are available all along your route.
Delight in a family picnic at Taylor Arm Provincial Park just up the road from Port Alberni.
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