This is not just any light up. Nope, it's a light up on the water. Boats of all sizes venture out on a Sunday evening in early December to show off their lighting creations. It's dark out there so the viewscape from the shoreline is simply awesome! Held at Harbour Quay annually and put on by the great people over at the Blue Marlin Inn. The event includes BBQ and hot dogs at Harbour Quay, some great live music and fireworks followed by the awards at the Blue Marlin after the event.
For 2017 the Sail Past sets the stage for the return of the Light-Up Alberni program. We'll have a tour bus at Harbour Quay on December 3rd which will depart immediately after the fireworks and tour you through the city to the identified and registered homes and businesses. The tour will include a stop at the McLean Mill where you'll be able to disembark walk the site and then enter the visitor center to enjoy some hot drinks and delicious baked goods.
Bus and McLean Mill by donation.
Register for the Sail Past at the Blue Marlin Inn and for the Light-Up events at the Chamber of Commerce or online at: https://www.albernichamber.ca/events/light-alberni