AV Museum & Maritime Discovery Centre


Maritime Discovery Centre

The Intrigue of the sea surrounds you...as you explore the "port" in Port Alberni.

Feel the raw adventure, beauty and danger of Vancouver Island's rugged west coast. Take part in seafaring activities and find out how the original 1900 Chrome Island light sends out its beacon as you explore the lighthouse. Watch the activity of a modern harbour at work. Look into the harbour depths through our underwater camera. Head over to the Quay and see the actual 1951 Banfield lifeboat and read about the dramatic rescues on this stormy coast.


Alberni Valley Museum

Take your shoes off & set a spell! Learn a little about our past!

Become an explore for the day. Time travel as you wander through our industrial roots from logging to fishing and farming. Artifacts tell the stories of life in a simpler time. Memories of those who were drawn to this valley. Hear about the west coast trail and how early trans Pacific communication linked the world. Lots for kids to touch! Feel what it was like when the famous 1964 tsunami swept up the inlet.

The Hummingbird is built upon the original Howitt Homestead on River Rd. Notice John Howitt standing in rubber boots in the front of the flooded yard, which happened every winter. Now, you'll understand why Hwy 4/River Rd has been built up so high and why you come so far down into our driveway.







Guest Reviews

Superb time at the Hummingbird

The little girls thought all the "Dora" stuff was awesome. Thanks for making their holiday so memorable. Thanks also for arranging such a terrific sitter. Katie was great! We were at ease on the water knowing our girls were in good hands. The accommodations were excellent! Our family was able to stay together and we all had our own little space away from each other. The fishing was great. Jody will be bragging about the 48 lb halibut for a long time. Grandma & Grandpa love it...and us kids were thrilled with the comforts of the Hummingbird. Thanks for going the extra mile to make our annual fishing trip such a success.

McEwen family
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Hummingbird GuestHouse
5769 River Road
Port Alberni, Vancouver Island
British Columbia, Canada

Reserve a little piece of paradise
at Hummingbird GuestHouse

5769 River Road. Port Alberni, BC, Canada
Toll Free 1-888-720-2114