The Alberni Valley is one of the best places on earth to live if you’re an outdoor enthusiast. There are very few outdoor past times that cannot be enjoyed in a spectacular fashion in the heart of Vancouver Island. The naturally breathtaking Alberni Valley enjoys snow-capped mountains, beautiful temperate forests, all manner of lakes and rivers, and the ocean.
Golfing, biking, horseback riding, ATVing, hiking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, boating, skiing, kite surfing, paddleboarding, rock climbing, rappelling, caving, and scuba diving are all activities that can regularly be enjoyed in Port Alberni.
The fishing? The Alberni Valley has long been called the Salmon Capital of the World. This honour was taken one step further in 2010 when the World Fishing Network declared Port Alberni the Ultimate Fishing Town. This made many happy who felt the valley's spectacular river and lake fishing had always been overshadowed by the Alberni Inlet's world-class salmon fishing.
The Alberni Valley's organized recreation opportunities may deserve even more praise than the natural ones. Sports facilities include the Echo Aquatic and Fitness Centre; a multiplex with two regulation NHL-sized rinks; a 650-seat track and field stadium, a lighted baseball diamond and 20 other ball diamonds; six sand-based turf fields for soccer, rugby and field hockey; an all-weather field and clubhouse; two equestrian show rings and 64-stall horse barn; the 14,000 square-foot Glenwood Centre, for indoor rock climbing, rollerblading, and more; the new in 2010 Alberni Athletic Hall; 10 tennis courts, including five lighted tennis courts; shooting ranges; and two golf courses.
The Alberni Valley is also well known as a destination for sporting events and tournaments, large and small. Port Alberni is the only B.C. community to host each of the British Columbia Games - Summer, Winter, Seniors and Disabled Games.
The Alberni Valley – come for the affordable real estate, stay for the spectacular lifestyle!