Port Alberni has been called the Salmon Capital and earned the first 'Canada's Ultimate Fishing Town' title. We are a maritime community whose historic and current identity cannot be separated from our connection to water – both saltwater and fresh. 

A network of waterways.

Activity Directory


Sproat Lake Motor Boat Club / Alberni Valley Regatta Association


  • Alberni Power & Marine
  • Breakers Marine Ltd.
  • Canadian Maritime Engineering
  • Fish & Duck Houseboats
  • L.A. Marine Ltd.
  • Port Boat House Ltd.

Kite Surfing at China Creek Marina

SUP on Sproat Lake

Fishing the Alberni Inlet

Scuba at China Creek Marina

Fishing Directory

Fish Processors

Favourite Lakes

  • Cameron Lake
  • Elsie Lake
  • Great Central Lake
  • Nahmint Lake
  • Sproat Lake

Favourite Rivers

  • Somass River
  • Sproat River
  • Stamp River

Favourite Creeks

  • China Creek
  • Kitsuksis Creek

Favourite Waterfalls

  • Della Falls, Strathcona Provincial Park - Canada's tallest vertical drop (1,443 feet)
  • Stamp Falls, Stamp River Provincial Park
  • Weiner Falls, Sproat Lake landing

Weiner Falls

China Creek Falls

Della Falls

Cold Creek Falls

Stamp River Canyon

Kitsuksis Creek

Stamp Falls

Premiere Experiences

There is much to do on the water in Port Alberni but these 3 experiences stand out and can be enjoyed over and over. 


Local Fish Species

  • Chinook salmon
  • Chum salmon
  • Coho salmon
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Pink salmon
  • Sockeye salmon
  • Sole/flounder
  • Trout
  • Tuna 
  • + More!
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Recreational Fishing

Contact a local guide to experience some of the world's best fishing. There's a reason celebrities and top fishers keep returning to the Alberni Valley.

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Francis Barkley at sea

Lady Rose Marine Services

Day trips up the Alberni Inlet to Bamfield, Ucluelet and Barkley Sound aboard the historic MV Francis Barkley. Delivers paddlers to the Broken Group Islands and hikers going to/from the West Coast Trail.

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The Alberni Inlet is a destination of choice for the windsport community. Predictable afternoon winds and hot, dry summers create ideal conditions. Take part or watch from the shoreline at the Harbour Quay, Waterfront Park and China Creek Marina.

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