Port Alberni Majestically located on a deepwater ocean inlet in the south-central heart of Vancouver Island, Port Alberni is a friendly and affordable town as well an incredible outdoor adventure location. Hiking, recreational fishing, mountain biking and various water activities are all found here. Natural gems in the region include Cathedral Grove's old-growth hemlocks, the mighty Della Falls (the tallest waterfall in North America), Stamp River Falls Provincial Park, the historic Log Train Trail hiking/biking route and the watersports hubs of Sproat and Great Central lakes as well as the Alberni Inlet.
Step back in time on a vintage passenger train that chugs through the valley to Canada's only working steam sawmill, the 1920-era McLean Mill National Historic Site, head out to sea with fishing guides or aboard the cargo freighter MV Francis Barkley on route to famously scenic Barkley Sound or snap pictures of black bears foraging for berries and salmon on the west bank of the Somass River.
Port Alberni also has the annual Labour Day Salmon Festival, Thunder in the Valley drag racing competition, top-rate junior hockey tournaments, various art galleries and many other special events.