10 Things to Do in Port Alberni That You Shouldn't Miss

Port Alberni is a city located on Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada.

1. Cathedral Grove

BC-4, Alberni Hwy | MacMillan Provincial Park, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada Nature & Parks, Forests
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 885 reviews

Cathedral Grove

Reviewed By revuall - Cootamundra, AustraliaCootamundra, Australia

A Truly Amazing Work Of Nature.

The Cathedral Grove Walk is an amazing place to visit and is easily accessed from the Alberni Highway. The huge Douglas-Fir Trees are hundreds of years old (the oldest maybe 800 years?)and covered with heavy growths of Lichens making it look like scenery

2. Stamp River Provincial Park

Beaver Creek Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Stamp River Provincial Park

Reviewed By konrad29 - VancouverVancouver

It’s OK

The “rapids” were nice to see, and thankfully not more than thirty minutes drive. The salmon, however, were not running the last week of August, thus we missed out on what is probably the main attraction. Still, would probably recommend if you are looking

3. MacMillan Provincial Park

Alberni Highway 4, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 182 reviews

MacMillan Provincial Park

Reviewed By johnpE908TO - Miami, FLMiami, FL

Huge Trees

Beautiful trails with huge trees. Parking is a fairly large pulloff area on both sides of the highway. Well maintained trails on both sides of the highway. Take care crossing the highway. Very popular. It may be hard to find parking at mid-day or the afte

4. Twin City Brewing

4503 Margaret St, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 6G8, Canada Food & Drink, Breweries
Excellent
87%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 56 reviews

Twin City Brewing

Bringing people together in one space to drink meticulously crafted beer and enjoy thoughtfully prepared food. Our brewery and lounge is nestled in the Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island, BC. Come visit us!

Reviewed By Leslie T

Incredible food & drinks for entire family

Great atmosphere and service. Quality beverages as well as food! Twin city does an incredible job capturing and showcasing Port Alberni's culture. Selection of board games available as well. Must stop when in Port Alberni, conveniently located right off o

5. Vancouver Island Soaring Centre

Alberni Valley Regional Airport, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 7L9, Canada Other
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 92 reviews

Vancouver Island Soaring Centre

We fly gliders for fun and also teach how to become a glider pilot. We will be happy to take you for the introduction flight so you can experience the beauty of a free flight. Sorry we are closed for the winter season. See you in the early spring. Open from mid April until the end of September.

Reviewed By Gerry D

Had a great day of Soaring .. for the first time

My daughter gave me a 1 /2 hour soaring experience for my 75th birthday. We went as a family and each of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The skill of the operator made the overall trip a positive experience. Everything was well organized and we even enjo

6. Coombs Country Candy

2101 Old Nanaimo Hwy, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 8P4, Canada Other
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Coombs Country Candy

Coombs Country Candy has a selection of Handmade Confections and Candy including Caramel Corn, Peanut Brittle, Fudge, Chocolates, Caramel Apples, Ice Cream, and more. All our Candy is Handmade on site in a displayed cooking area where you can watch the Candy Man and his staff make your favourites. Located on the Highway in Port Alberni on your way to Tofino, it's a perfect stop for a treat.

Reviewed By Jo S - Pontypool, United KingdomPontypool, United Kingdom

Stop and try, mmmm

Believe the hype. Delicious icecream, better than Italy. Huge portions, great choice. Set us up for the drive to West Coast. Def stop here.

7. Hole in the Wall

Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 8P4, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
49%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Hole in the Wall

Reviewed By Wanderlust_Bee - Seattle, WASeattle, WA

Thanks to LuckyBeerLady for more info

We parked off Hwy 4 east of Coombs Country Candy shop, across the street of 1755. Not sure I would have found this hike without LuckyBeerLady (July 2017) review. The trail can be difficult to follow sometimes so stay alert. There are some signs but not at

8. Sproat Lake Provincial Park

Lakeshore Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
49%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Sproat Lake Provincial Park

Reviewed By BenLar137 - Calgary, CanadaCalgary, Canada

Nicely organized, things to do and see, beautiful lake.

Sproat Lake is a bit famous amongst aviation enthusiasts as home of Coulson Flying Tankers and their amazing Martin Mars seaplane water bombers. But there are lots of things to see at the park regardless. It's not a vast place, so the walking trails are n

9. Harbour Quay

Argyle St. and Harbour Road, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Other, Neighborhoods
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 107 reviews

Harbour Quay

Reviewed By chickandbeast - Southgate, CanadaSouthgate, Canada

Port Alberni Coast

Harbour Quay Port Alberni Scenic British Columbia is a nice tourist destination where we stopped and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Sometimes you have to take a day to just sit and relax and water is so calming, aways hoping to see those elusive sea lions

10. McLean Mill Historic Park

5633 Smith Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 8M1, Canada Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

McLean Mill Historic Park

Welcome to McLean Mill Historic Park - Our brand new rustic campground is OPEN! 10 RV sites, 7 powered. Group tent camping too. We are currently fully open 7 days a week 10 to 4 pm Gift Shop, guided and self guided tours, Steam Pot Cafe where you can get a made to order farm to table breakfast or lunch! Come enjoy, our 32 acres by Train, Bike, Horse, Car or even by foot. Nature trails, Theme Thursday’s, a stream, salmon enhancement, old time logging equipment & the JJ logging show Saturdays. Join us for Music in the Park on Sunday’s and take a tour through the static national historic site. Step back in time and enjoy an afternoon at McLean Mill Historic Park. Home to the Shaker Music & Art Festival August 10-12th 2018. Looking for a unique Vancouver island wedding destination? Look no further, visit today for a tour.

Reviewed By mountainoutin - Irvine, CaliforniaIrvine, California

Interesting historical site of a lumber camp/mill

There is a tremendous amount of history in this former lumber mill, but without a guide to narrate what you are viewing, it could be just more old buildings. The narration by our guide (provided by the park staff) brought the buildings to life in an enthr

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