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

It was completely by chance

and extraordinary good luck that we came to stay at the Hummingbird. When Cheryl showed us to our fabulous "apartment", we were astounded and have enjoyed every moment in it. We did drag ourselves away to visit Tofino, Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim National Park where we walked the Rainforest Trail. Back in Port Alberni, we took the steam railway to the sawmill, bringing back memories of school lessons many years ago about logging in Canada. An interesting visit to the Mars Bombers at Sproat Lake, only 15 min from the Hummingbird, and watching salmon swimming up to spawn at Stamp Falls. This is our last week in Canada and it just gets better.

Sue & Don McIntyre
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Hummingbird GuestHouse
5769 River Road
Port Alberni, Vancouver Island
British Columbia, Canada

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5769 River Road. Port Alberni, BC, Canada
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