Situated on the West coast of North America, Courtenay-Alberni is central to Vancouver Island, and a world recognized geographical feature. On the east, we have world famous islands of Lasqueti, Hornby and Denman Islands, the Salish sea embracing their shores, habitat to some of the world’s most inspiring and diverse wildlife. The largest spawn of herring frequent our waters year by year.
The major population resides on the east coast of Vancouver Island and all persons I have spoken to call this land a true paradise for all creatures. One of the largest aquaculture industries in Canada, you may have tasted our famous oysters at airports around the world from Fanny Bay, or dipped a white spotted prawn into garlic butter, or munched on a pasture raised, grass fed burger from one of our farms. Your house may have wood and lumber from here and you may have heard of our Cathedral Forest and of our towering old growth forests, which many of us do care to protect. And the salmon that frequent our rivers to spawn. We have respect for our environment, living here makes you that way after time.
And not to be forgotten, going far west towards Tofino, Ucluelet, Ahousat, Bamfield, you will pass through our Pacific Ocean corridor of Port Alberni, which spreads out to some of the most spectacular environment and shoreline to mountains, anywhere in the world. Within a few hours of driving, you will have memories for a lifetime, and you will have an appreciation for how we are intended to live. Here you will respect our land, and breathe the spirit of healthy abundant life and nature, and I assure you, that you will be filled with the spirit of gratefulness of the awesome beauty of Courtenay-Alberni.
Enjoyment, respect, wonder, inspiration and hope, are some of the qualities Courtenay-Alberni will share with you.