by Dave Koszegi
on Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 12:17pm.
Last month we wrote a blog post featuring North Port Alberni, which included its up-and-coming neighbourhoods, amenities and features. Now, we are taking a deeper dive into the beautiful Alberni Inlet, and the features within it!
Port Alberni is a deep port city which lies within the Alberni Valley at the head of the Alberni Inlet, Vancouver Island's longest inlet. Downtown Port Alberni is situated right on the inlet, nestled in between mountains, including the iconic Mount Aerosmith. This area provides residents beautiful water views, boat slips in their backyard and access to local shops, breweries, restaurants, galleries, and much more.
The Alberni Inlet stretches from the Pacific Ocean inland roughly 40 kilometers to the heart of Port Alberni. Homes located on the Inlet are among the most affordable waterfront views on the entire Island. Those who are lucky enough to live on the Inlet enjoy lush forests, wildlife and ocean access all year around.
With the Inlet’s positioning close to downtown Port Alberni, waterfront residents are still centrally located to the city with all of the urban amenities they need!
The type of real estate available here is diverse; from your dream seaside oasis with vaulted ceilings and balconies, to quaint cottages and plenty of acreages. One of the most desirable areas on the Inlet is the gated community of Headquarters Bay. This community lies between the Alberni Valley and Barley Sound, and has a shared marina, boat launch, water reservoir and caretaker.
For those that love outdoor activities, the Inlet provides water recreation opportunities, including kayaking, fishing, canoeing and boating, and is in close proximity to the Alberni Inlet Trail Stage 1. This trail system offers backcountry hiking from Port Alberni to China Creek and can be accessed all year around right from the Inlet!
Port Alberni’s Alberni Inlet is a fantastic, cost-effective option on Vancouver Island for waterfront property.
Get started on your home search today by calling the Dave Team at 250-723-7653.