Port Alberni is known as the Salmon Capital of the World -- and for good reasons. Anglers come to Port Alberni for salmon and Halibut. There are plenty of guided charters available. Please call us at the Visitor Center to see how we can help get you on the water. Go in June or July for Sockeye, August/September for Chinook/Coho and anytime in the spring or fall for Halibut though in that case be prepared to venture out a fair distance.
Port Alberni also has an extensive network of salmon producing rivers each of which have an abundance of fishing through the entire year. Again, call us for leads on the freshwater fishery.
The annual Labour Day weekend is Salmon Festival Weekend at Port Alberni, where anglers from around the world come and compete for tens of thousands of dollars in money and prize in our 4-day Salmon Fishing Derby.
During the Winter, anglers the world over head to the Stamp River system to experience some of the best Steelhead fishing in Western Canada. Professional guides and outfitters are always available to help locate the fish and keep fishers safe.