An affordable range of hotels, motels and B&Bs greet overnight visitors to Port Alberni. Fishing lodges are a popular option with anglers.
On the downtown waterfront, a backpackers hostel is a funky refuge for summer travellers. More than 80 vehicle-accessible campsites can be found in the Stamp River and Sproat Lake provincial parks. A variety of private campgrounds also welcome tenters and RV traffic.
Overall, average prices here are considerably less expensive than those in neighboring resort towns on Vancouver Island – all of which are easy daytrip destinations from Port Alberni.