#ExplorePortAlberni

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Rebecca Bollwitt

#ExplorePortAlberni

ZenSeekers challenges you to #ExplorePortAlberni

Do you like a challenge? Then we have one for you!

Head to Port Alberni in the heart of Vancouver Island, on the edge of Canada and home to one of the planet’s longest ocean inlets. This is where can explore an Indigenous village going back 5,000 years.

Are you into hiking, biking, trail running, music festivals, camping on the ocean, or learning about new cultures? Maybe you’d like to hop aboard a 100-year-old train and step back into the history.

ZenSeekers would like to inspire you to #ExplorePortAlberni.

Follow ZenSeekers’ correspondents – Miss604, NoChanceNanc and ApresWheeler – who will bring you incredible stories, photos and video that are sure to make you want to head out and #ExplorePortAlberni.

Tell us all about your adventures and include #ExplorePortAlberni in your hashtags in 2018. You might be featured on our social media feeds, and you could win a prize for sharing. 

Get ready to take on our challenge. Go #ExplorePortAlberni – and don’t forget to tag our friends @HelloBC with #ExploreBC while you're at it.

Stories

#ExplorePortAlberni “That’s a MacGillivray's warbler,” said our intrepid guide Sandy McRuer, pausing mid-sentence, looking up into the trees.

#ExplorePortAlberni Instead of counting highway lines – because there were none – I looked out the window as narrow rows of timber whisked by like larger-than-life barcodes. The forest services road from Port Alberni to Bamfield follows the ocean inlet from the Pacific flowing in from the west, which many people often forget since Port Alberni is so close to the east coast of Vancouver Island.

#ExplorePortAlberni Want to get out and explore the beautiful Alberni Valley? Follow this one-day itinerary and be prepared to be amazed.