Port Alberni Vancouver Island Real EstateSheltered by the longest saltwater  Inlet on Vancouver, Island Port Alberni is a  haven from the wild coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean.  Noted for its salmon fishing, natural setting, and moderate climate the  inspiring rainforest of Central Island  provides a soothing respite for the friends, family, and neighbours who are  lucky enough to call the Valley home.

West of Parksville on Highway 4, the Alberni Valley  is the pathway to the treasured west coast and celebrated Long Beach. Yet, Port Alberni is more than enough to satisfy a  traveler seeking adventure. It is a commercial and recreational working Port  with facilities to suit the needs of every resident. Fishing charters operate  year-round in hopes of landing halibut, cod, and salmon. It proudly claims the  title of “Salmon Capital of the World”.

“Port” is a modern town with a new  Hospital, progressive schools, and extensive opportunities for retirees to  become involved in life. Built by natural resources, Port Alberni is also a forestry town full of  logging heritage, self-determination, and indomitable spirit. The town’s  storied past is captured by the McLean Mill Heritage Sawmill, a National  Historic Site and the only commercial steam-operated sawmill in Canada.  Follow 25 km of Log Train Trails or hop aboard the 1929 Baldwin  logging locomotive, departing on schedule from the restored Railway Station at  the foot of Argyle Street  near Alberni Harbour Quay.

 Port Alberni Vancouver Island Real EstateThe Alberni Valley   Museum, proudly features  the world’s largest collection of Nuu Chah Nulth basketry; traditional weaving  done for thousands of years using sea grass by Nuu chah Nulth women. Visit the  Rollin Art Centre for tea on the terrace and a cornucopia of local artistic  culture.

Houseboat, motor, or paddle Sproat Lake  for fitness, fun, or fishing. The Lake is also  home to the Martin Mars Flying Tankers, the world’s largest fire-fighting water  bombers. Not to be missed, are the Robertson Lake Fish Hatchery, the Somass Estuary Project (formerly  the J.V. Clyne Bird Sanctuary), Paper Mill Dam Park, and the  family-friendly Rogers   Creek Park.  Port Alberni is  the ideal hometown for growing families or active retirees with a strong  tradition of sports, community participation, and wilderness access. Port is an  ideal refuge to call home, plant your bulbs, and make some friends. If you are  ready for a change call Clark Power Real Estate Team today…

Local  attractions:

June:

  • Westwind Pub Show &  Shine
  • Port Alberni Self-Guided Garden Tour

July:

  • Folk Fest
  • Golden Oldies Show & Shine
  • Annual Antique Tractor & Engine  Show
  • Sockeye Salmon Derby for Physically Disabled

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