5 days in Port Alberni & Tofino Itinerary

5 days in Port Alberni & Tofino Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Port Alberni
Port Alberni
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Port Alberni

Port Alberni

Port Alberni is a city located on Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia, Canada.Port Alberni has a total population of 17,743, and a census agglomeration area of 25,396.Port Alberni is a deep port city which lies within the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet, Vancouver Island's longest inlet. Fishing Charters & Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Robert Held Art GLass, thenkick back and relax at Beach Front Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Cathedral Grove, examine the collection at Alberni Valley Museum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Ahtsik Native Art Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Harbour Quay.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port Alberni itinerary site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Port Alberni. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tofino.

Things to do in Port Alberni

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Qualicum Beach, Robert Held Art GLass, North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cathedral Grove ©
Cathedral Grove
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park ©
Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park


Tofino ©
A tiny settlement on Vancouver Island's wild western coastline, surfers' favorite Tofino occupies a scenic location at the edge of Clayoquot Sound, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Pacific Rim National Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): trek along Pacific Rim National Park, look for gifts at Mermaid Tales Bookshop, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Wild Pacific Trail, enjoy the sea views from Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tofino online trip planner.

You can drive from Port Alberni to Tofino in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Port Alberni in April, you will find days in Tofino are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Tofino

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pacific Rim National Park ©
Pacific Rim National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Chesterman Beach ©
Chesterman Beach