The Fat Salmon is a seasonal backpacker's mecca, offering 38 beds in
dormitory-styled rooms. There are four bathrooms, two lounges, a kitchen, a
BBQ outside and both front and back decks. There is laundry and workshop
downstairs, as well as a drying room for wet hiking, cycling and kayaking
gear. The back of the hostel sits two streets up from the beautiful Harbour
Quay in rugged Port Alberni.
The 90 year-old building, sitting on two city lots, comprises two floors ≠
the main street-level is the hostel, and the lower floor houses the
manager's suite (complete one-bedroom apartment), as well as a second
one-bedroom apartment, currently used as a rental unit (but perfect for
expansion of the upstairs hostel, too). There is an unfinished attic that
could easily be renovated to expand the hostel or to finish as another
rental unit. All plumbing, electrical and alarm systems were updated in 2005
to meet code.
The Fat Salmon has worked hard within the community to establish a reputable
and solid name for itself and hostelling, in general. It has succeeded. The
Fat Salmon works closely with local kayaking outfitter, Batstar Adventure
Tours, local tubing outfitter, Stamp River Tubing, as well as Rendezvous
Dive Adventures in the Barkley Sound.
The Fat Salmon is a member of Backpackers Hostels Canada (national
hostelling association), Pacific Hostels Network (international hostelling
association), our local Chamber of Commerce and Women's Business Network, as
well as the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
The hostel was written up in the 2007 Lonely Planet BC guidebook and in the
2008 Lonely Planet Canada guidebook.
The Fat Salmon has also been written up in both local newspapers (the
Alberni Valley Times and the Alberni Valley News), the Vancouver Island-wide
business newspaper, Business Examiner, as well as appeared on the local
television channel, Shaw. In early 2008, the hostel appeared on the front
page of the Travel section in the Edmonton Journal in Alberta and the
Victoria Times Colonist in British Columbia. The Fat Salmon has also
appeared in the international diving magazines Duiken (Belgium and Holland),
Taudren (Austria) and SPITS (Germany).
Contact Chris and Char directly at:
250.723.6924. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Misty River Lodge (a.k.a Radium Spring International Hostel) is a very well established backpacker's lodge on busy tourist route in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is located in Radium Hot Springs, close to Banff & Lake Louise, numerous National & Provincial Parks, Recreation areas and ski resorts. The area is a paradise for all outdoor enthusiasts. Countless opportunities for hiking, biking, climbing, mountaineering, canoeing, rafting, swimming, skiing and enjoying the various nearby hot springs year-round.
Clientele consist of world travellers and many repeat guests who enjoy the wonderful activities the area has to offer as well as the homey feel of the hostel. Misty River Lodge is recommended in many major travel guides (Lonely Planet, Moon Handbook, Reise Know-How, Guide d'Ulysee, Guide de Routarde, Let's Go Canada, ...). It is also rated highly online by guests (e.g. hostelz.com, tripadvisor.com, ...)
The two and a half storey building accommodates up to 28 guests in a variety of dorm rooms, double rooms, family rooms and suites. Most rooms have en-suite bathrooms, some have private kitchens. Facilities also include a common kitchen, reading room and an 820 square foot sundeck with panoramic views, owners apartment, office, laundry, large storage shed, ample parking space and several landscaped garden beds.
Land size is approx. 0.6 acres (and there is an adjacent vacant lot of approx. 0.5 acres also for sale separately - for possible expansion). Both lots are currently zoned C2 - highway commercial.
For the owners, Misty River Lodge has been a dream come true but now it's time to retire. "We were world travellers before we decided to settle down and establish this business. Now it's time to start travelling the world again, visit the many friends we've made here over the last 14 years and check out all of the great recommendations we've received from our guests."
Powell River Harbour Guesthouse is for sale and includes the Hostel, restaurant (leased), and a great view of the harbour.
Powell River Harbour Guesthouse is located next to the waterfront, Westview Harbour and BC Ferries terminal. This popular hostel offers handy accommodation to travelers getting off the ferry, on site is a busy restaurant which is currently leased, also another newly renovated 750 sqft lease space. Great ocean views across Malaspina Strait to the islands. Be a part of Powell River's waterfront community development.
750 sqft Lease space, 950 sqft restaurant, 750 sqft laundry/storage area , 2500 sqft Hostel with 22 beds on 5500 sqft harbour view lot.
Lot plan, tax info, assessment, and photos all available on request - just click for website, multimedia tour or map. Information brochure attached.
Three unique opportunities in a prime high-traffic location with ocean view. Visit our website for more information.