Welcome to the Alberni Valley. We call it the “real west coast” because that’s what you’ll find here: a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing and boating, as well as other outdoor adventures such as windsurfing, zip lining, mountain climbing, mountain biking and more.
There’s so much to do and explore… One of our most striking features is the Alberni Inlet, a long narrow arm of the ocean that travels inland from Barkley Sound, excellent for both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Just north of Port Alberni is Stamp River, with incredible Chinook and steelhead fishing. In fact, in late summer, over half a million salmon spawn near the Stamp River Hatchery, making it a favourite for local black bears (and bear watching!). South of Port Alberni is China Creek Marina, with a private campground and boat launch. Sproat Lake is great for rainbow trout fishing, and features the famous Mars Water Bombers. Or, if you’re keen on kayaking or diving, try Barkley Sound, home to the Broken Group of Islands, a series of islands and reefs.
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