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Mar 30, 2018 - Port Alberni

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Canada chapter British Columbia has to say about Port Alberni: “With resource jobs declining, Alberni – located on Hwy 4 between the island’s east and west coasts – has been dipping its toe into tourism in recent years. And while the downtown core is a little run-down, there are some good historical attractions and outdoorsy activities to consider before you drive through. Cathedral Grove Between Parksville and Port Alberni, this spiritual home of tree huggers is the mystical...

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Aug 16, 2015 - Port Alberni

Days 11-13 August 12-14, 2015 By noon the following day we were taking our third BC ferry ride. In about an hour we went from Powell River across the Strait to Courtney on Vancouver Island. An hour or so after landing, we drove into Stamp River Provincial Park. We were about seven miles north of Port Alberni in a wonderful site against the river. By mid-afternoon the temperature was a hot ninety-three degrees in the shade of the trees. By 7:30 the next morning we’d driven into Port Alberni’s Harbor Quay area and boarded the packet...

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Aug 20, 2010 - Port Alberni

Friday 20 August 2010 The Quatse River Regional Park & Campground (near Port Hardy) is the best campground we have stayed in during our nearly six weeks of travelling. The camp managers were friendly, even at 11.00pm at night, and the facilities were clean and of a decent size; the showers were bigger than most people would have in their homes. We would definitely recommend this camp to anyone travelling to Port Hardy. Before we left the camp we did a tour of the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre, which is adjacent to the campground, which...

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Feb 10, 2009 - Port Alberni, B.C. Visit

We had a great trip to Port Alberni over the weekend, arriving home at Texas Trails at 2:30 a.m. this morning. The flights for all six legs of our trip were on time and uneventful! The only excitement was when I forgot my jacket on the Vancouver – Denver flight and realized it just as we boarded the Denver – San Antonio flight. I ran back to the gate we had arrived at, which fortunately wasn’t too far away, and was able to get an airline employee to go retrieve it. Sarah (age 6) and Hannah (age 3) are lovely little girls and have matured...

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Apr 30, 2008 - Hanging Out in Port Alberni

We traveled back to Port Alberni last Monday and will spend until next Monday (May 5) here visiting with Shaun, Tanya and the girls. The weather has been unstable with frequent showers and cool weather so we aren't doing too much outdoors. We do take daily walks in the forest and play in the backyard when we can. Sarah's T-ball practice/game was a hoot to watch last night. The 4 and 5 year old kids played a little 'game' for the last half and none of them had any idea what to do which was very amusing to watch. They had fun so that's all...

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Dec 16, 2007 - Our Visit to Port Alberni

We had a full two days with Shaun, Tanya, Sarah & Hannah on Vancouver Island. It was really great to see them and have that time together. We saw their new home, which is very nice, for the first time. It is situated on the end of a street with a forest across the street and Mount Arrowsmith in view from their front window. We didn't actually see the mountain as it rained both days, but apparently it is beautiful. The whole family picked us up at the ferry Saturday morning shortly after 8:00 a.m. We made a stop to finish our Christmas...

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Sep 28, 2007 - Vancouver Island

It's September 22, we are in Porteau Cove on Howe Sound on the BC mainland Hwy 99, the Sea-To-Sky Highway. We are within spitting distance of the vibrant city of Vancouver. We decide that Vancouver will need to wait for return someday so that we can get the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Emma is excited about the ferry, recalling her Newfoundland ferry trips. The weather is mostly sunny and cool as we leave Horseshoe Bay giving us beautiful views of the Strait, the various skylines of mountains, seas, hills and big...

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Our Adventure

Jun 27, 2007 - Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Today was a little frustrating as far as making progress South. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. I headed out full of anticipation, looking forward to some logging road travel. I had mapped a route that, on paper, should get me to Tofino on the south west side of the island with minial pavement riding. I had really been looking forward to this leg of the trip. The first road I tried was marked "Private Road, No Entry" and "No Exit". I found another road a little further west on the map that should get me around this first...

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Aug 11, 2006 - PORT ALBERNI Aug. 11-13

We're back on the road after a week in Nanaimo. Howard is over his bout with a urinary infection (drink lots of water!) and the inclimate weather has passed but we're getting way behind schedule with a lot more places to explore. I don't think 3 weeks will be enough to do Vancouver Island justice so we'll have to come back again. We need to be on the Comox ferry on August 21st for Powell River and a week with Earl and Gail and their group at the "campground that shall forever remain secret"! We can't wait! We had an easy drive to Port...

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May 10, 2006 - We're on our way, from misery to happiness oh ya. uh huh, uh huh...

As I type, we are actually camping! Since we last wrote, we have spent 2 nights at Laura and Jason's in Duncan (about 50 minutes south of Nanaimo), and another 2 days on Bryan's roof. Duncan was great - we really enjoyed the hospitality! Kayley had a great time singing into the microphone with Jason accompanying her on the piano, playing at the park, dodging Sophie the poodle's playfull divebombs, and her first Sunday school class! Both Dave and I evan had a chance to hike up Tzouhalem Mountain without a kid in tow! Great food, great...

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