Bears From The Boardwalk

Vancouver Island is home to thousands of black bears and while it's exciting to take backcountry tours to experience wildlife in its natural habitat, it's not always necessary to work that hard - especially when you are staying at the Hummingbird in Port Alberni! Our adventurous black bears like to play and catch salmon right across the Somass River, in front of the B&B Inn. And they can often be found snoozing in the warm sunshine in the Hummingbird's backyard or climbing the various fruit trees and munching on the blackberries. The best time is in late summer and early fall when both the fruit and salmon are plentiful. Imagine looking up from breakfast to see a black bear ambling through the back yard. Have your cameras at the ready! The Hummingbird is a perfect vantage point for human admirers to catch the bears in action!


Guest Reviews

A Great Stay!

We've made it home to Islamoranda, Florida Keys, and were thinking of the great time we had in Port Alberni. The Lady Rose was a wonderful adventure and one that will always be remembered. We took your advice and visited the Little Qualicum Falls and the Stamp Falls, watched the salmon go through the ladder and saw our first, wild, black bear. We also hugged the majestic old trees in Cathedral Grove. Ron & I got to see the Island from Victoria up to Port Hardy/Telegraph Cove. Everything was spectacular, however, our time at Hummingbird Guesthouse was the best find on the whole Island. Your graciousness and hospitality, the most comfortable stay in the Fireside Room, and expert knowledge of the area insured our stay nothing less than the best.

Ron & Taryn Moore
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Hummingbird GuestHouse
5769 River Road
Port Alberni, Vancouver Island
British Columbia, Canada

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