Port Alberni is in the middle of Vancouver Island, but closer to the mainland, one hour’s drive from Nanaimo and two hours’ drive from Tofino. It can be said to be in the interior of Vancouver Island, but it is A Pacific port city. It's a bit strange to look at the map at a glance, but when you look carefully, you find that there is an inner Pacific bay that leads directly to here. This narrow and winding inner bay is more than 100 kilometers long. It is called Alberni Bay. It is named after the captain of a Spanish expedition fleet. Alberni Port is also named after Alberni Bay. This natural bay is almost like a canal, providing great convenience for transportation in an era without railways.
Vancouver Island is the territory of black bears. If you drive through the remote areas of Vancouver Island, you may find a black bear sniffing for food in the grass on the roadside when you look out the window by accident. If you want to increase the chance of seeing black bears, then participating in Tofino’s bear watching tour is the best choice. Follow a professional guide towards the mysterious waters of Clayoquot Sound, looking for black bears, or go to Ai The boardwalk in Port Alberni looks across the river, waiting for the black bear to appear.