Things to Do this Fall in Port Alberni

Posted by Dave Koszegi on Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 5:23pm.

One thing we LOVE about living in Port Alberni? Our vibrant, close-knit community offers residents tons of opportunities to connect and enjoy one another at events, shows, games and more.

This time of year, there’s no need to stay indoors - with countless family-fun activities to choose from, there’s something for everyone here.

From Halloween to the holidays, get outside with your family and friends and be part of the Port Alberni community.

Here is a list of the Port Alberni events that should be on your radar:


  • Jeepers Creepers at McLean Mill – a Halloween hit with haunted houses, bonfire, treats, activities and a haunted train (make reservations). Costumes are encouraged! Friday, October 27, 2017-Sunday, October 29, 2017

 (Dave was recently with his kids on their school trip to McLean’s – tons of fun to be had this time of year!).


  • Haunted Halloween Swim – free admission to the Echo Aquatic Centre on October 27th if you are wearing a costume! There will also be a costume contest with prizes. Don’t worry; you don’t have to swim in your costume!
  • Halloween Howl – Bring your family to Beaver Creek Hall for games, crafts, contest and a cakewalk! Saturday, October 28 at 1 PM - 4 PM


  • Fall Film Festival – the Alberni Valley Museum Film Fest has a stellar line-up of three films to be screened at the Landmark Cinema’s Paramount Theatre on select Sundays at 5pm. This falls, come see: Their Finest Oct. 29, and Tulip Fever Nov. 26.
  • Concert – Milk Crate Bandits – Vancouver-based New Orleans-style jazz band are bringing their upbeat and traditional jazz music to Port Alberni. Don’t miss this concert on November 3rd at Char’s Landing.

  • Concert - Kim Beggs – enjoy a beautiful mixture of folk roots and country from singer songwriter, Kim Beggs at Char’s Landing. Thursday, Nov. 9th 7PM


  • Christmas in the Valley Craft Fairshop, find new treasures and enjoy locally made goods at the biggest holiday craft fair in Port Alberni. The fair is free to attend and is open from Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12.

  • The Attic’s Annual Christmas Chop– deck the halls and fill up on all your holiday needs at the Attic’s Christmas Shop. Come down from November 16 to November 18! 
  • Heritage Christmas Village – Come back to McLean Mill for their Heritage Christmas Village. Open from December 14 – 20, there will be a light maze, hot cocoa, and goodies, carolling, games, art and cookie decorating!

Please keep in mind, that we don’t have enough room on our blog to list ALL of the cool activities happening here in Port – so be sure to check out the events listing online, here: for a thorough round-up.

We hope to see you out and about!  

 -The Dave Team 

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