Port Alberni in September
Salmon are making their way from the ocean through the inlet into the rivers and streams of Northern Vancouver Island.
The Somass River is bursting with the red color of the Coho and the silver of the Chinook Salamon. Watching the Tseshaht and Hupačasath First nation harvesting the salmon in the river is a fun sight to see.
The Stamp River has the most exciting viewing areas to watch the salmon fight their way up the falls. The Provincial Park is one of the most beautiful campgrounds I have seen! If you are lucky you can get a spot along the river to watch the show!
While making your way to Port Alberni don’t forget to stop in Coombs to view the Goats on the Roof at the Old Country Market. The Catherdral Forest is another “must Stop” along the way as well as the “hole in the Wall” .
If you would like to venture farther than Port Alberni to Uculet and Tofino it is well worth the trip but a suggestion might be to plan on staying overnight there to make the lost of your exploring time. Don’t forget your surf board!! If you do you can rent one and surf in one of the best surfing areas in Canada!!