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
4.5 based on 885 reviews
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
4.5 based on 167 reviews
Reviewed By konrad29 - VancouverVancouver
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
4.5 based on 182 reviews
Reviewed By johnpE908TO - Miami, FLMiami, FL
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
5 based on 56 reviews
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
5 based on 92 reviews
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
4.5 based on 114 reviews
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
4.5 based on 23 reviews
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
4.5 based on 62 reviews
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
4 based on 107 reviews
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
4.5 based on 133 reviews
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