Centrally located on Vancouver Island the Alberni Valley is surrounded by tall mountains and endless rivers all flowing to the Alberni Inlet and out to the Pacific Ocean. Port Alberni waterfall day hike options are plentiful with this perfect combination of steep terrain flowing out to sea.
Three Port Alberni Waterfall Day Hikes to Check Out
#ExplorePortAlberni isn’t just a hashtag being used on social media but something I have been personally doing for the past 7 years. I love climbing Mount Arrowsmith, hiking Minna Ridge or the Alberni Inlet Trail. The one thing that I keep overlooking though is all the Port Alberni waterfall day hikes that there is to choose from. It truly is a hidden gem that is a jewel in the outdoor crown of the Alberni Valley. That is why when ZenSeekers reached out for me to write and photograph a story for them in partnership with Alberni Valley Tourism I jumped at the opportunity.
Read more about my day with ZenSeekers in my story; Feel The Rush Of Port Alberni Waterfalls and enjoy this wonderful zen video Tristan Hinder-Hohlweg of Old Growth Media created on our day in the Alberni Valley exploring waterfalls.
The Port Alberni Waterfall Must Do Hikes
Now onto the good stuff and the three Port Alberni waterfall day hikes to put on your list. I’ve linked to AllTrails to help you navigate to each fall while learning about the difficulty and what to expect for each hiking experience. Following each trail description is a gallery of my images from my time spent at each destination.
1. China Creek Falls
China Creek falls is located a short drive south of Port Alberni and is the longest hike of all the falls. Highlights are large cedar trees lined emerald green pools on China Creek as you hike to the waterfall. Then the falls themselves are stunning but offer amazing swimming in the deep pools during the hot summer.
2. Weiner Falls
Located west of Port Alberni, Weiner Falls is located just above Sproat Lake in the Alberni Valley Community Forest.
3. Stamp River Falls
Stamp River Falls is the most accessible of the three being located in Stamp River Provincial Park with added features of maintained trails as well as washroom facilities and camping. Must do during the Salmon Spawn that happens each year in the Alberni Valley.
When You Go For Your Port Alberni Waterfall Day Hike
- Start your day at Steampunk Café for freshly made breakfast and coffee.
- For to-go snacks to keep you energized while hiking, check out MountainView Bakery & Delicatessen.
- After your adventure, try Twin City Brewing for locally crafted beer & pizza or stop by Bare Bones Fish & Chips for the biggest fish and chips platter you have ever seen.
Start planning your adventures in Port Alberni, watch for the new visitors guide on stands now or visit the website at Alberni Valley Tourism.
Search #ExplorePortAlberni for more inspiration and be sure to tag #ExplorePortAlberni while exploring the region as you could be featured on our social media channels with your own most instagrammable moments. Uncover more about what the Port Alberni region’s offers for adventure. Check out ZenSeeker’s #ExplorePortAlberni Expedition page to see how you can have an adventure like this.
Disclosure: This post was published in partnership with ZenSeekers
Related Travel Ideas When You Visit Port Alberni
For more travel destination ideas to experience on your visit to Port Alberni read more in my blog posts listed below.
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