Travel Blogs from Port Alberni Vancouver Island, Canada

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Wow - this is a Canadian Lake, Sproat Lake, Canada travel blog

Wow - this is a Canadian Lake

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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Cathedral Grove, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Cathedral Grove

A travel blog entry by myjob

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There's no other place like it in Canada. Imagine yourself midst an ancient 800 year old forest covered in Moss, ferns and full of fresh crisp air. This ancient forest is home to a 800 year old Douglas Fur that stands 76 m tall and 9m round (taller than ...

Sproat Lake, Sproat Lake, Canada travel blog

Sproat Lake

A travel blog entry by crapper66

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The drive to Sproat was an awesome drive, cause it reminded us of out in the country back at home. We arrived around two'o'clock and Sam and Cass were busting to get into the lake. Our sleeping arrangements were brilliant, I would have to rate ...

Oct 05, 2012, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Oct 05, 2012

A travel blog entry by becca_ind

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Whale breath stinks!, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Whale breath stinks!

A travel blog entry by colin

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... only show movies in the evening.  I read a lot.  I spent a bit of time looking at options for seeing more of Vancouver Island, and came up with a general plan. Thursday was, according to the forecast, going to be a lovely day.  I woke up ...

We are heading for Tofino, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

We are heading for Tofino

A travel blog entry by tinkswalkabout

... the past couple of weeks so I will just give you some of the highlights. Tonight, we are at a Best Western in Port Alberni, about mid-Vancouver Island.  We are on our way to Tofino tomorrow morning. We just needed to get some laundry done, soak in a ...

Holala, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Holala

A travel blog entry by nycos

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Port Alberni - Gateway to the Pacific Rim - Part 8, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Port Alberni - Gateway to the Pacific Rim - Part 8

A travel blog entry by lobo

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... time we got there, shortly after 18:00. Instead, we settled for some donuts at a place by the port that promised "the best donuts on Vancouver Island". We should have gone to Tim Hortons as we had origianally planned. Shortly we were back on the road ...

Catching y'all up: Inside Passage and Vancouver Is, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Catching y'all up: Inside Passage and Vancouver Is

A travel blog entry by westwardhoagain

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... Nations for another 50 years ...a very important learning-teaching musuem is the Umista, at Alert Bay.   We left northern Vancouver Island reluctantly , after spending 3 days there. Yesterday, 8/14 we made our way south to Hornby Island, taking our ...

Sproat Lake, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, Sproat Lake, Canada travel blog

Sproat Lake, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

A travel blog entry by chrisl34

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... found that we were in such a magical spot on the lake it was hard to justify leaving for long.  We made short trips to Port Alberni  for supplies and to wander through the shops.  A lot of the time we spent on the lake, Chris got the ...

beautiful Victoria, Sproat Lake, Canada travel blog

beautiful Victoria

A travel blog entry by sueincanada

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... Next morning I took my last walk along the beach before Lorette and I left margaret to her solitude and headed for Sproat lake, near Port Alberni.  On the way we stopped at Coombs, roadside markets here and a cafe where goats graze on the roof!  ...

Surprising Alberni, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Surprising Alberni

A travel blog entry by terredeshommes

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... thing to figure out: how to leave the place. The last surprise was that despite its location in the middle of Vancouver Island, Port Alberni is actually a deep and salty water harbour! The Alberni Inlet is in fact a deep submersed valley and is navigable ...

Vancouver Island, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Vancouver Island

A travel blog entry by stuffthejubilee

A nothing town in the middle of Vancouver Island. The non-man made stuff is seriously cool ...

Big Trees, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Big Trees

A travel blog entry by schwetzlangford

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... at them, the rain drops seemed to be coming down in slow motion.  Mike kind of thought that they would be bigger, but it was awesome.  We had a nice stay in Port Alberni with a very welcoming motel owner, and once again, got to watch some TSN! ...

First bear!, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

First bear!

A travel blog entry by josep7778

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... the island westbound, driving to Pacific Rim National Park, where we buy our annual passes for all National Parks in Canada. The driving from Port Alberni to Pacific Rim is 90 km, with continuous bends around lake Kennedy. There is not a lot of traffic, ...

Planning My Trip, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Planning My Trip

A travel blog entry by tricia.datene

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I'm sitting here in my home office on a dreary winter day, dreaming of my planned trip to the UK in May and June 2010.  I plan to visit some cousins (those I have met before and some new ones I hope), and do some primary family history ...

Port Alberni, BC: Lake house. Day 3,  Port Alberni, BC, Canada travel blog

Port Alberni, BC: Lake house. Day 3

A travel blog entry by pixieperfect83

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I woke up around 9:30 this morning, ate an oatmeal raspberry muffin, made some tea and sat back down at the dock with my iPod and laptop until others joined me. I went inside after a little while and helped Megan make some bacon and also some different ...

Worst city to live in, in Canada - Not!, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Worst city to live in, in Canada - Not!

A travel blog entry by thirko

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... It is seen as a potential retirement or holiday home destination given its natural wonders that provide year round activities either in Port Alberni or relatively close by. It is about 60 minutes easy drive from Nanaimo, the major ferry terminal from ...

Survived a second night, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Survived a second night

A travel blog entry by mbrom

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... ! The walk around the headland was an easy 2 km. Got back in time for the Our Town festival at the harbourside at Port Alberni. There were a thousand kids out and about with lots of activities provided for them, including kite making and kids hockey, ...

Home at Last, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Home at Last

A travel blog entry by tricia.datene

I made it home on June 20 after about 18  hours of traveling.  Sore feet, sore back and just want to sleep in my  own bed.  Will met me at the airport and my dog, Emmy, met me at home with lots of wiggles of affection.  I will ...

Going to Canada, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Going to Canada

A travel blog entry by josep7778

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... see any whales during the traject, that would be too much luck. Once on land again, we start driving to Port Alberni, through the main highway that crosses the island from south to north on the east coast, it is very difficult to visit the west coast, I ...

You can even hitch with bus drivers in Vancouver, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

You can even hitch with bus drivers in Vancouver

A travel blog entry by teamzandy

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... had met Dominic from Switzerland. Once again had to admit that we had not met the other European currently present in Port Alberni. Anyway, the next morning we rose at a particularly unsociable hour to catch this cargo ship called the Francis Barkley ...

Cathedral Grove, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Cathedral Grove

A travel blog entry by lucasp

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We are on our way to Tofino, and we just stopped at Cathedral Grove which is an old growth fir and cedar forest. Once again, the pictures can't really do it justice. But they are magnificent. The park is quite small, though, which led to a discussion ...

An island adventure, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

An island adventure

A travel blog entry by beccablog

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A great day in the plane. After a long run in the park, we hopped in the plane to sight see over Vancouver Island. I will let the pictures do most of the talking. We made two stops...beaching the plane for lunch on a lake on Vancouver Island. It was ...

Tall Tall Trees, Cathedral Grove, Canada travel blog

Tall Tall Trees

A travel blog entry by npleblanc

... the trees that are in various stages of growth and decomposition. Our next stop was lunch and for that we continued down the road to Port Aberni to check out a local fish and chip spot. It is located in an old church and provided a pretty good lunch. We ...

Port Alberni -- Gateway to Pacific Rim N. P., Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Port Alberni -- Gateway to Pacific Rim N. P.

A travel blog entry by lobo

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... Rim, is far removed from the storms of the Pacific and provides a vital natural harbour important for all the industries of this part of Vancouver Island. Since my earliest visit to this region on a bike tour to Tofino in 1996, I have been aware of the ...

Heading Back to Port Renfrew, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Heading Back to Port Renfrew

A travel blog entry by gilmer

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While heading back to Port Renfrew, Mom and I took a pit-stop at a Tim Horton's in Port Alberni. I had a muffin and a coffee and Mom had a hot chocolate and a muffin. When I was walking out of the restaurant, I noticed an awesome house across the street ...

Port Alberni, BC: Lake house. Day 1, Port Alberni, BC, Canada travel blog

Port Alberni, BC: Lake house. Day 1

A travel blog entry by pixieperfect83

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... guests (Some coming from the other side of Canada or from the USA) to get on an expensive BC Ferry, drive 1.5 hours into Port Alberni to find some lacking accommodations at one of the very few hotels before having to drive 20 minutes to be at the ...

Port Alberni, BC: Lake house. Day 2, Port Alberni, BC, Canada travel blog

Port Alberni, BC: Lake house. Day 2

A travel blog entry by pixieperfect83

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... inside Ellen was up and was making some oatmeal and raspberry muffins. She also asked if we were interested in going into Port Alberni to the Farmers market. Megan wanted to get some flowers and try some flower arrangements and center piece ideas for the ...

Of bears and salmon, Port Alberni, Canada travel blog

Of bears and salmon

A travel blog entry by nancydeb

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Port Alberni Back on Vancouver Island we decided to make one last effort to get a good look at the place, but our guidebook did not inspire us much - the scenery is meant to be nice and there are beautiful coastlines, but we have done all that many times ...

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