M.V. Lady Rose

Once known as "Lady Sylvia", the M.V. Lady Rose was designed by W.D. McLaren of Vancouver and built in Scotland. Our Lady Rose was the first diesel powered vessel to cross the Atlantic driven by a single propeller and to this day can still carry 100 passengers and 25 tons of cargo! She now rests in retirement alongside the M.V. Frances Barkley which has now taken up the Port Alberni to Ucluelet/Broken Group Islands run.

Breakfast at The Hummingbird starts at 7 am for those who are sailing on the Frances Barkley. It's only a 5 minute drive to the Harbour Quay where you'll board the working cargo/passenger ship on your way down the Alberni inlet.  It's a great way to see the sights along the inlet. The vessel runs a daily schedule to remote West Coast communities, carrying supplies, groceries, mail and passengers. Kayakers and canoeists also use this service to access the Broken Group Islands. It is a relaxed way to spend the day and you never know what might cross your path along the way. Watch for eagles, cormorants, sealions and seals. You may be lucky enough to see black bears or whales along the way.

Whatever type of excursion you decide on make sure you bring a camera, this is one boat ride you will want to take pictures of - words won't do the landscape justice!

 

 

 

Guest Reviews

The Hummingbird truly deserves its name

We found the Hummingbird by chance on our way to Long Beach. We were a bit reluctant to stay at a B&B because we'd had an unpleasant experience the night before at a B&B in Victoria. For this reason, we first asked to see the rooms before committing to stay. We were immediately impressed. The rooms were as beautiful, cheerful, friendly, clean and bright as a hummingbird. We all decided to stay, we even stayed one more night than originally planned.

Name: 
The Coleman family
Country: 
Germany
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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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