|Fat Salmon Backpackers
(Open: May 1 through to September 30 , open in winter for groups of 12+ people, advanced bookings only)|
3250 3rd Avenue, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada, V9Y 4E1
Telephone: (250) 723-6924
What we have to offer: Fat Salmon Backpackers is a progressive, fun and safe budget-traveller's haven, devoted to providing affordable, comfortable, and clean dormitory-style accommodation for international and Canadian travellers of all ages. Our mission statement is to provide shoe-string budget travellers with relaxing, informative and affordable accommodation while exploring Vancouver Island. The Backpackers is comfortably equipped with ample shower and toilet blocks, large kitchen space, modern laundry facilities and 2 expansive communal living areas. There is a large outdoor deck, which overlooks the working harbour of the Alberni Inlet. Due to the layout of the building, Fat Salmon Backpackers can quite easily accommodate large groups into their own areas. The Backpackers also has ample parking for 2 full-sized tour buses, as well as a maximum of 8 cars (motorcycles, bicycles, etc.). The Backpackers is situated on 3rd Avenue of Port Alberni's 'old' downtown core on the south side of the town, 1 hour from Nanaimo (ferry terminals to/from Vancouver, airport), 3 hours from Victoria (ferry terminals to/from Vancouver and Seattle, international airport) and 1.5 hours from Tofino, as well as on intercity transportation routes. It boasts majestic views of the Alberni Inlet and Mount Arrowsmith, while also offering the convenience of downtown living. The Harbour Quay, where 3 separate adventure tour companies, as well as several sightseeing, kayak, canoe and bicycle rental companies are located, is only a few minutes' walk from the Backpackers' front door.
The husband and wife team of Chris Marshall and Charmead Schella bring over a decade of backpacker and hostelling experience to the town of Port Alberni and Fat Salmon Backpackers.
Closed for season October 1st through to April 30th. However, we accept group bookings of 12+ people over the winter, with an advanced reservation.
|1. Scuba Diving (more details)||Light to Vigorous Activity||Summer Activity|
|2. Water Sports (more details)||Moderate to Vigourous Outdoor Activity||Summer Activity|
|3. Hiking (more details)||Moderate to Vigourous Outdoor Activity||Summer Activity|
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