The Alberni Valley Attractions

The Alberni Valley is a warm welcoming community with great attractions and cultural activities.Your day spent with us will be memorable, with places, people and things to entertain, educate and even surprise you. Find out about our Native People’s culture and the Valley’s early history. Explore a wealth of attractions, art galleries and parks. Down at Harbour Quay there are shops and cafes.

MV Lady Rose and the MV Frances Barkley

These passenger and cargo vessels are based in Port Alberni and serve the Barkley Sound and Broken Group Islands area. The scenic cruises are amongst the most memorable to travel to the Barkley Sound area. Kayakers and canoeists can be picked up or dropped off at various points along the routes. Call 800-663-7192 for more information. 5425 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC.

Visit the Website: MV Lady Rose and the MV Frances Barkley

P.A. Waterfront Studio Gallery

The Gallery is situated in exciting Harbour Quay and features a good selection of fine art objects. Art instruction and materials are available. Call 250-724-3243 for more information. 
5440 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC.

R.B. McLean Lumber Company

Located on 13 hectares of beautiful forested land in the scenic Alberni Valley, the McLean Mill National Historic Site offers a unique look into the past with this 1926 steam sawmill. See the rustic beginnings of today's forest industry and experience the excitement as the Mill steams up and takes you through a close-up look at each step of the milling process, performed with original steam technology. Call 250-723-1376 for more information.

Visit the Website: Alberni Valley Heritage Network

Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery

Watch the fascinating migration of trout and salmon as they jump the fish ladder into the hatchery. The fish in the large rearing tanks and ponds have travelled from Stamp River Provincial Park. Open from 8am - 4pm. Call 250-724-6521 for more information.

Rollin Art Centre

The Rollin Arts Centre houses a fine arts gallery, a gift shop, and classroom, office and storage facilities. The Gardens are a show piece for the community, especially the traditional Japanese garden - a gift from Abashiri, Port Alberni's sister city. You will also find a replica of Port Alberni's first bandstand, and the elegant concrete balustrade and classical fountain, both designed by Port Alberni resident, Peter Szachiv. The Rollin Art Centre Gift Shop presently carries artwork by over 85 local artists. Open Tuesday - Saturday 11am – 4pm. Call 250-724-3412 for more information. 3061 8th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC.

Sproat Lake Provincial Park

Located in the Alberni Valley, this lake sees a lot of activity. It is the runway for the huge Martin Mars water bombers that hurry off to extinguish forest fires. Sproat Lake's warm water attracts many swimmers, water skiers, wind surfers and anglers. Hiking trails exist, one leading to a prehistoric petroglyph, K'ak'awin, which is assumed to be a mythical marine creature. A large public marina, triple boat launch and campsites are also situated in the park. Located 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Port Alberni. Call 250-248-9460 for more information.